[sig-policy] Final call for comments: [prop-027-v001] "The secondphase o

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    • Dear colleagues

      APNIC welcomes comments, questions, and suggestions on the following policy proposal:


      Final call for comments: [prop-027-v001]
      The second phase of Large Space IPv4 Trial Usage Program for Future
      IPv6 Deployment

      This is the final call for comments on policy proposal [prop-027-v001]
      "The second phase of Large Space IPv4 Trial Usage Program for Future
      IPv6 Deployment".

      This is a proposal to extend the current large space trial usage program that has been operating since 2001. The trial was authorised during APNIC 11 to use an existing pool of IPv4 address space to provide an environment that would encourage deployment of IPv6 and development of IPv6 services and applications. Since the trial commenced, there have been regular status updates at each APNIC meeting.

      This proposal was presented at APNIC 19 and was accepted by consensus. Full details of the proposal are set out below.

      This proposal is now submitted to the sig-policy mailing list for an
      eight week discussion period. At the end of that period, if consensus
      appears to have been achieved, the Chair of the Policy SIG will
      ask the Executive Council to endorse the proposal for implementation.

      * Send all comments and questions to: <sig-policy at apnic dot net>
      * Deadline for comments: Friday 29 April 2005

      Proposal details

      Proposal: The second phase of Large Space IPv4 Trial Usage
      Program for Future IPv6 Deployment

      Authors: Kosuke Ito, IPv6 Promotion Council of Japan/Canon Inc.
      Yoshiyuki Ezura, IPv6 Promotion Council of Japan/WIDE
      Project/IRI Ubiteq
      Tsukasa Ogino, IPv6 PC/Internet Reseach Institute
      Gaku Hashimoto, IPv6 PC/Mitsubishi Research Institute
      Version: 1.0
      Date: 19 January 2005


      This is the proposal for starting the second phase of the on-going
      trial program operated by IPv6 Promotion Council of Japan for future
      IPv6 deployment by utilizing the historically allocated IPv4 space.

      Summary of the current problem

      This trial program was authorized to initiate at the 11th APOPM
      by the AP community. At that time, this program was planned to
      be closed by the end of 2005, which is this year. At the time
      of 2001, when this program started, it was estimated that IPv4
      replacement to IPv6 was advancing, and the used IPv4 space could
      be returned by the end of 2005.

      However in the reality, IPv6 deployment level is below the estimated
      level, and many of IPv6 services are deployed in the IPv4/v6 dual way
      it is found that the keeping IPv4 service along with IPv6 service is
      still necessary until the IPv6 service gets matured enough.

      Situation in other RIRs


      Details of your proposal

      - Resetting the program end at the end of 2008 for the second
      phase of this program from the current program end at the end
      of 2005, this year

      - In addition, the following conditions will be set to the
      program participating parties for the second phase:

      1) the party must have a IPv6 deployment plan in the second
      phase (2006 - 2008).
      2) the party must renew the agreement for program participation
      3) the party must report their activity periodically, so that
      the program activity update can be made at APOPM continuously

      Advantages and disadvantages of adopting the proposed policy


      - able to observe new service model(s) with global IP addresses
      - able to get a feedback of the real service deployment in technical
      - able to observe IPv6 deployment process of those services
      - able to observe the way of revitalizing the histrically
      allocated IPv4 space


      - none

      Effect on APNIC members

      There is no address management impact to the APNIC members.

      Effect on NIRs
      There is no operational impact to NIRs.

      IPv6 PC will ask JPNIC to be the trial program observer as it is.




      Proposal details including full text of proposal, presentations, links
      to relevant meeting minutes, and links to mailing list discussions are
      available at:



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