[sig-policy]Proposal for Address Policy SIG

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  • From: Anne Lord <anne at apnic dot net>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 18:19:08 +1000 (EST)
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      A proposal(P) is submitted below for the forthcoming Address 
      Policy SIG in Korea on August 21st. It describes IANA policies 
      for the allocation of IPv4 blocks to RIRs.  
      
      Your comments and feedback are appreciated and most welcome.
      
      Best wishes,
      
      Anne
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      See you at APNIC 16
      Seoul, Korea, 19-22 August 2003          http://www.apnic.net/meetings
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      Text of proposal:
      
      INTERNET ASSIGNED NUMBERS AUTHORITY (IANA)
      POLICIES FOR ALLOCATION OF IPv4 BLOCKS TO REGIONAL INTERNET
      REGISTRIES (RIRs)
      
      This document describes the policies governing the
      allocation of IPv4 address space from the IANA to the
      Regional Internet Registries (RIRs).  This document does not
      stipulate performance requirements in the provision of
      services by IANA to an RIR in accordance with these
      policies.  Such requirements should be specified by
      appropriate agreements among the RIRs and ICANN.
      
      1.  Allocation Principles
      
        -  The IANA will allocate IPv4 address space to the RIRs
           in /8 units.
      
        -  The IANA will allocate sufficient IPv4 address space to
           the RIRs to support their registration needs for at least an
           18 month period.
      
        -  The IANA will allow for the RIRs to apply their own
           respective chosen allocation and reservation strategies in
           order to ensure the efficiency and efficacy of their work.
      
      2.  Initial Allocations
      
      Each new RIR shall, at the moment of recognition, be
      allocated a new /8 by the IANA.  This allocation will be
      made regardless of the newly formed RIR's projected
      utilization figures and shall be independent of the IPv4
      address space that may have been transferred to the new RIR
      by the already existing RIRs as part of the formal
      transition process.
      
      3.  Additional Allocations
      
      A RIR is eligible to receive additional IPv4 address space
      from the IANA when either of the following conditions are
      met.
      
        -  The RIR's AVAILABLE SPACE of IPv4 addresses is less
           than 50% of a /8 block.
           
        -  The RIR's AVAILABLE SPACE of IPv4 addresses is less
           than its established NECESSARY SPACE for the following 9
           months.
      
      In either case, IANA shall make a single allocation of a
      whole number of /8 blocks, sufficient to satisfy the
      established NECESSARY SPACE of the RIR for an 18 month
      period.
      
      3.1  Calculation of AVAILABLE SPACE
      
      The AVAILABLE SPACE of IPv4 addresses of a RIR shall be
      determined as follows:
      
          AVAILABLE SPACE = CURRENTLY FREE ADDRESSES +
          RESERVATIONS EXPIRING DURING THE FOLLOWING 3 MONTHS
          FRAGMENTED SPACE
      
      FRAGMENTED SPACE is determined as the total amount of
      available blocks smaller than the RIR's minimum allocation
      size within the RIR's currently available stock.
      
      3.2  Calculation of NECESSARY SPACE
      
      If the applying Regional Internet Registry does not
      establish any special needs for the period concerned,
      NECESSARY SPACE shall be determined as follows:
      
          NECESSARY SPACE = AVERAGE NUMBER OF ADDRESSES ALLOCATED
          MONTHLY DURING THE PAST 6 MONTHS * LENGTH OF PERIOD IN
          MONTHS
      
      If the applying RIR anticipates that due to certain special
      needs the rate of allocation for the period concerned will
      be different from the previous 6 months, it may determine
      its NECESSARY SPACE as follows:
      
        A)   Calculate NECESSARY SPACE as its total needs for that
           period according to its projection and based on the special
           facts that justify these needs.
        
        B)   Submit a clear and detailed justification of the above
           mentioned projection (Item A).
        
           If the justification is based on the allocation
           tendency prepared by the Regional Internet Registry,
           data explaining said tendency must be enclosed.
           
           If the justification is based on the application of one
           or more of the Regional Internet Registry's new
           allocation policies, an impact analysis of the new
           policy/policies must be enclosed.
           
           If the justification is based on external factors such
           as new infrastructure, new services within the region,
           technological advances or legal issues, the
           corresponding analysis must be enclosed together with
           references to information sources that will allow
           verification of the data.
        
      If IANA does not have elements that clearly question the
      Regional Internet Registry's projection, the special needs
      projected for the following 18 months, indicated in Item A
      above, shall be considered valid.
      
      4.  Announcement of IANA Allocations
      
      When address space is allocated to a RIR, the IANA will send
      a detailed announcement to the receiving RIR.  The IANA will
      also make announcements to all other RIRs, informing them of
      the recent allocation.  The RIRs will coordinate
      announcements to their respective membership lists and any
      other lists they deem necessary.
      
      The IANA will make appropriate modifications to the
      "Internet Protocol V4 Address Space" page of the IANA
      website and may make announcements to its own appropriate
      announcement lists.  The IANA announcements will be limited
      to which address ranges, the time of allocation and to which
      Registry they have been allocated.
      
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