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Wednesday, November 11 • 09:00 - 10:30
BPF Creating an Enabling Environment for IPv6 Adoption

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Widespread adoption of IPv6 is crucial to the Internet’s sustainable growth; the number of available IPv4 addresses is nearly exhausted, and the Internet needs more address space to grow.

The Best Practice Forum (BPF) on Creating an Enabling Environment for IPv6 Adoption through survey responses, discussion on an open mailing list, and over several calls, identified and discussed best practices for promoting IPv6 in the private and public sectors.  Discussion also canvassed the work of IPv6 Task Forces, research and education networks, capacity-building and certification in IPv6, and more.

The 90-minute session will canvas three case studies, and address public comments provided via the IGF’s open, public platform, on our draft outcome document. We will also discuss key messages that can be taken from this session to the Main Session on IGF Intersessional Work.

The co-organizers of the BPF will develop the final outcome document, to be published on November 27th, in light of the discussion that unfolds during this session and comments received on the platform.

Download the draft BPF IPv6 outcome document (.pdf)
Submit your comments on the BPG IPv6 review platform 

Session Agenda   -   Room 2

9:00 - 9:45   


  • About the BPF, by Izumi Okutani (JPNIC)

  • Scene Setting on IPv6 Adoption, by Bob Hinden (ISOC)

Case Studies: (5mins per case study)

  • The German Federal Office of Administration: “IPv6 Profiles,” by Constanze Buerger (BVA);

  • Venezuelan IPv6 Task Force: “Public policy proposal for the deployment of IPv6 in Venezuela,” by Alejandro Acosta (LACNIC).

There will be time for brief discussion following each case study.

9:45 - 10:15
Discussion on the outcome document:

  • This time will be used to address comments received on the draft outcome document, and solicit on-the-spot feedback from contributors and attendees.

10:15 - 10:30
Summary and main messages:

  • We will wrap up the session with a brief summary, discussion on the future of the IPv6 BPF, and by converging on main messages we wish to present during the Main Session on IGF Intersessional Work.

In-person moderators: Marco Hogewoning (RIPE NCC), Susan Chalmers (Chalmers & Associates)    

Subject Matter Experts: Aaron Hughes (6connect CEO, ARIN board), Silvia Hagen (Swiss IPv6 Council).       

Remote moderator: Michael Oghia (ISOC Ambassador)                

The coordinators of the  BPF on IPv6 Adoption are Izumi Okutani, Wim Degezelle, and Susan Chalmers.

Session Organizers
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Susan Chalmers

Principal Consultant, Chalmers & Associates
Open Internet advocate, MAG member.
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Wim Degezelle

Consultant, Consultant
Internet policy expert and consultant  

Wednesday November 11, 2015 09:00 - 10:30 GMT-03
Workshop Room 2

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