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    • Dear colleagues
      
      
      APNIC welcomes comments, questions, and suggestions on the following policy
      proposal:
      
      ____________________
      
      Final call for comments: [prop-005-v005]
      "Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) policy for allocation of
      IPv6 blocks to Regional Internet Registries"
      ____________________
      
      This is the final call for comments on policy proposal [prop-005-v005]
      "Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) policy for allocation of
      IPv6 blocks to Regional Internet Registries".
      
      This proposal was presented at APNIC 20 and the previous proposal
      [prop-005-v004] was modified to include the following:
      
        - Allocate sufficient for 18-month period (not 36)
        - Those with less than /12 unallocated address space to receive an
          allocation from IANA
        - RIRs to receive additional IPv6 space when:
          - available space is less than 50% of a /12
          - available space of IPv6 addresses is less than RIR requirement
            for the following 9 months
        - In either case, IANA shall make a single IPv6 allocation,
          sufficient to satisfy the requirement of the RIR for an 18-month
          period
      
      Based on the modified proposal, the following consensus was reached:
      
         "The SIG accepted by consensus the proposed policy process,
          which requires the text proposal to be sent to the mailing
          list one month before the meeting, an eight week comment
          period on the mailing list after the meeting, and final
          endorsement from EC."
      
      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:                16 November 2005
      
      _____________________________________________________________________
      
      Proposal details
      _____________________________________________________________________
      
      Proposed by:      APNIC Secretariat
      
      Version:          5.0
      
      Date:             10 August 2005
      
      
      
      Policy statement
      
      This document describes the policy governing the allocation of IPv6
      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 this  policy.
      Such requirements will be specified by appropriate agreements  between
      ICANN and the NRO.
      
      
      1. Allocation principles
      ------------------------
      
      The unit of IPv6 allocation (and therefore the minimum IPv6  allocation)
      from IANA to an RIR is a /12 The IANA will allocate sufficient IPv6
      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
      ----------------------
      
      On inception of this policy, each current RIR with less than a /12
      unallocated address space, shall receive an IPv6 allocation from IANA
      Any new RIR shall, on recognition by ICANN receive an IPv6 allocation
      from the IANA
      
      
      3. Additional allocations
      -------------------------
      
      A RIR is eligible to receive additional IPv6 address space from the
      IANA when either of the following conditions are met.
      
      
      The RIR's AVAILABLE SPACE of IPv6 addresses is less than 50% of a /12.
      
      The RIR's AVAILABLE SPACE of IPv6 addresses is less than its
      established NECESSARY SPACE for the following 9 months. In either case,
      IANA shall make a single IPv6 allocation, 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 IPv6 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:
      
              Calculate NECESSARY SPACE as its total needs for that period
              according to its projection and based on the special facts that
              justify these needs.
      
              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
      -----------------------------------
      
      
      The IANA, the NRO, and the RIRs will make announcements and update
      their respective web sites regarding an allocation made by the IANA to
      an RIR. ICANN and the NRO will establish administrative procedures to
      manage this process.
      
      ____________________
      
      References
      ____________________
      
      Proposal details including full text of proposal, presentations, links
      to relevant meeting minutes, and links to mailing list discussions are
      available at:
      
           http://www.apnic.net/docs/policy/proposals/prop-005-v005.html
      
      --
      Savenaca Vocea, Policy Development Manager, APNIC   <save at apnic dot net>
      
      http:// www.apnic.net ph/fx +61 7 3858 3100/99