New Policies for IPv6 and the Resource Recovery Process


New Policies for IPv6 and the Resource Recovery Process

The LACNIC community reached consensus on four proposed modifications to the policies for the administration of Internet number resources in Latin America and the Caribbean.

During the Policy Forum which met in Montevideo within the framework of LACNIC 28, the community reached consensus on four proposals that had been discussed on the Policy List. These modifications are currently in the last-call-for-comments period, after which they will be submitted to the LACNIC Board for their approval and implementation.

IPv6 for End Users. The first policy to reach consensus was the proposal to modify initial IPv6 allocations to end users. (

This proposal seeks to equate the possibility of modifying initial IPv6 allocations for both ISPs and end users. It offers organizations that are not end users the right to change their initial IPv6 allocation in line with a more accurate numbering plan plan.

Eliminate two-year term. The proposal to modify subsequent IPv6 allocations was the second proposal that reached consensus during LACNIC 28. (

What does this proposal mean? If an organization requires additional address space, the organization should provide documentation justifying the space it needs to serve its clients, number of users, extent of its infrastructure, hierarchical and/or geographic structure, infrastructure segmentation for security or other reasons, and the longevity anticipated for the subsequent allocation. The proposal seeks to eliminate the two-year term.

Resource Recovery. The third policy approved by consensus at the Policy Forum involves modifying the resource recovery process. (

The proposal seeks to provide organizations holding soon-to-be-revoked resources the chance to contact LACNIC.

Having no other way to draw their attention to the resources and their irregular situation, this policy seeks to delete the NS records pointing to the authoritative nameservers of the resources listed for recovery. This means that these organizations or users will have a reason to contact LACNIC.

Shorter Period for Comments. The fourth policy proposal to reach consensus was a reduction of the last call for comments period specified in the LACNIC Policy Development Process from 45 to 30 days. (

The proposal seeks to reduce ‘idle’ times during the last-call-for-comments period, considering that typically no comments are received. The idea is to shorten the period needed for a proposal to reach the LACNIC Board from 45 days to 30 days.

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