[Isoc India Chennai] Fwd: Concerns about India's IPv6 Strategy.
- From: Sivasubramanian M <isolatedn@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: IPv6Indiachennai <ipv6indiachennai@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, isocmadras@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, isocchennaiannounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 01:10:37 +0530
( I posted this in the ISOC Chapters list for discussion. Posting it here for discussion at the Chapter and among IPv6 experts) Hello, As we move towards worldwide IPv6 launch, it becomes important to pay attention to some developments that threaten to drastically alter the way IPv6 resources will be deployed. India is pursuing a proposal - "it is not a proposal for India, it is a proposal from India" to seek allocation of contiguous IPv6 address block from APNIC countrywise. At APNIC, Busan, India proposed that large, contiguous blocks be allotted, country-wise, to all countries in the Region. In an unpublished letter to the editor of "The Hindu" I wrote and later posted in the Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus List: It is difficult to see this as anything other than a move to control the > Internet by an anachronistic proposal to nationalize the allocation of > Internet address space. The idea of 'country-wide' and 'contiguous' > allocation > together with the implied idea of 'All IPv6 addresses ONLY through the > National Internet Registry', would result in the unintended(?) outcome of > reducing the Internet from being a free, open and universal medium to a > Government controlled communication platform defined by national > boundaries. ( In his response to the discussion in the IGC list, Paul Wilson confirmed that an Indian NIR is in formation and Nixi has received in-principle approval from APNIC. He clarified that the NIR does not have exclusivity within its country or economy and that NIXI has agreed to abide by this policy. He confirmed that the proposal for IPv6 allocations to individual countries is under discussion . http://www.apnic.net/policy/proposals/prop-100 ) > > It is likely that this is another proposal that is a reflection of wrong > inputs to the policy makers. The ISPs do not require any form of Government > help in the process of obtaining address blocks from the Regional Internet > Registry [a National Internet Registry is not really required]. They need > to be free, and continue with the status quo of uncomplicated processes in > obtaining address blocks. With the relatively unlimited IPv6 space, the RIR > processes could actually become a lot less complicated. > Static IPv4 addresses have been expensive for the end-user in India, hope > this will not be case with IPv6 address, on the present model of RIR - ISP > relationship, free of Government mediation. With continued freedom, could > we hope that the ISPs in India make it an automatic process for the > end-users to obtain static IPv6 user blocks for connecting their computers > and other devices, without bundling IP addresses with expensive bandwidth > subscription plans? (Earlier on India's proposal for theNational Internet Registry, I sent comments from Internet Society India Chennai on December 1, 2009 to the Executive Secretary of APNIC. http://mailman.apnic.net/mailing-lists/apnic-talk/archive/2009/12/msg00001.html The PDF file as sent is attached) The transcripts of the Policy Discussion on the proposal 'from' India (for countrywise allocation of IPv6 addresses to every country) at the Busan Session is at page : http://meetings.apnic.net/32/program/policy/transcript#session 3 Naveen Karaparambil Lakshman of our Chapter draws attention to the following comment during the session by Dmitri Burkov at the Busan Session. *Dmitri Burkov:* I have a lot of concerns about these proposals but I don't > want to repeat all the arguments against. I want to point out only one > issue. I was really surprised at these ideas to use IP addresses for the > personal identifications of citizens. If you want to do this, I say you > don't need just /64 because you fill all the paper. First of all, I think it's > improper usage in the wrong direction. Thank you. While we move closer to worldwide IPv6 Launch, these developments in the Asia Pacific Region requires attention. This proposal would come up again at APRICOT 2012 to be held during 21 February - March 2, in the Nixi turf, so there is a definite likelihood of a proposal like this voted in. I may not attend this meeting. I am posting this in the list for discussion on these concerns. If these concerns are valid, I would request community members to pay attention to the developments on this, and participate in the Delhi meeting in person or by Internet http://www.apricot2012.net/participation Sivasubramanian M ISOC India Chennai http://isocindiachennai.org facebook: goo.gl/1VvIG LinkedIn: goo.gl/eUt7s Twitter: http://goo.gl/kaQ3a http://internetstudio.in/
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