Why do some providers require IPv6 /64 PA space to have public whois?

Mark Andrews marka at isc.org
Sat Dec 8 21:03:25 UTC 2012

In message <CAAAwwbUbWwK09vPfLJ89HyiupP5pP7ZypBhAbM4WMhFHe-=XWw at mail.gmail.com>,
 Jimmy Hess writes:
> On 12/7/12, Constantine A. Murenin <mureninc at gmail.com> wrote:
> [snip]
> It seems you have an issue with the automated  system of one provider
> in your RIR service region.    This is unusual,  I think;  for the
> provider to not ask  what  NIC handle,  or WHOIS detail  should be
> listed for an assignment.
>  I would suggest calling up the provider,  and  attempt to work out a
> solution with them   where you get a /64,  and the contact you want
> listed in WHOIS.
> The  provider suballocating a block of  IP addresses,  can obviously
> apply additional policy to them  --  such as  additional  requirements
> on what is shown in WHOIS.
> However, you can pick a different provider if necessary......
> --
> -J

It's also more than likely a hold over of IPv4 think where, generally,
only companies are allocated address blocks.  I would be ringing
the ISP and talking to the staff escalating until you get to someone
who understands the issue.  Also a /64 is ridiculously small for a
company and it really too small for individuals so it very much
looks like this ISP hasn't applied enough thought to this area.
Trail blazing is hard work but someone has to do it.

Mark Andrews, ISC
1 Seymour St., Dundas Valley, NSW 2117, Australia
PHONE: +61 2 9871 4742                 INTERNET: marka at isc.org

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