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Qualification for an IPv6 Provider Independent (PI) Assignment:
To qualify for a direct assignment, the organisation must become a Local Internet Registry (LIR) or have a similar contractual relation (to be defined by the board) with RIPE NCC and must demonstrate, by means of showing contracts, that is going to be multihomed. The PI assignment can’t be further assigned to other organisations.

PI IPv6 Assignment Size to End User Organisations:
The minimum size of the assignment is /48. However, a larger assignment (shorter prefix) can be provided if duly documented and justified.

Subsequent Assignment Size to End User Organisations:
Whenever possible, further assignments will be made from adjacent address blocks, but only if duly documented and justified.

Assignment 'Super Block':
Assignments will be allocated from a separate 'super block' to allow LIRs to filter them, if required.

Note: This note is not part of the policy statement and should be removed at implementation time. It is required, in order to implement this policy, that the board defines the contractual relation, either being a LIR or an alternative one. The policy statement “must become a Local Internet Registry (LIR) or have a similar contractual relation (to be defined by the board) with RIPE NCC” will be adapted to refer to the contract defined by the board.

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