LIR-PARTITIONED Status for IPv6

This proposal is to have a new status for IPv6 address space as "LIR-PARTITIONED".  

This proposal is to have a new status for IPv6 address space as "LIR-PARTITIONED".

a. Arguments Supporting the Proposal

The LIR-PARTITIONED mechanism described in ripe-239 (New Values of the "status:" Attribute for INETNUM Objects (LIR-PARTITIONED)) is available as a status field in the RIPE Whois Database for inetnum objects. It allows large LIRs to partition their IPv4 allocated address space and to delegate
authority for managing these blocks to departments within the LIR's organisation. The mechanism is however not currently available in IPv6 for inet6num objects.

Some LIRs feel the need to partition their IPv6 allocation before making assignments for different purposes. These may include various services, customers and/or locations etc. Often, different groups within the same LIR are responsible for managing such segments.

Centralising the entire assignment process in such large organisations is not always practical or effective. There is a need for a means to delegate authority over database assignments in IPv6.

b. Arguments Opposing the Proposal

  • None identified so far.