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    • Dear SIG members
      
      A 'Global policy proposal for the allocation of IPv4 blocks to Regional
      Internet Registries' has been sent to the Policy SIG for review. It will
      be presented at the Policy SIG at APNIC 27 in Manila, Philippines, 23-27
      February 2009. The proposal's history can be found at:
      
             http://www.apnic.net/policy/proposals/prop-069-v001.html
      
      We invite you to review and comment on the proposal on the mailing list
      before the meeting.
      
      The comment period on the mailing list before an APNIC meeting is an
      important part of the policy development process. We encourage you to
      express your views on the proposal:
      
            - Do you support or oppose this proposal?
            - Is there anything in the proposal that is not clear?
            - What changes could be made to this proposal to make it more
              effective?
      
      randy and jian
      
      
      ________________________________________________________________________
      
      prop-069-v001: Global policy proposal for the allocation of IPv4 blocks
                      to Regional Internet Registries
      ________________________________________________________________________
      
      
      
      Authors:    Adiel A. Akplogan, AfriNIC
                  Raul Echeberria, LACNIC
                  Maemura Akinori, APNIC
                  Geoff Huston, APNIC
                  Axel Pawlik, RIPE NCC
                  Ray Plzak, ARIN
                  Oscar A. Robles-Garay, LACNIC
                  Nigel Titley, RIPE NCC
                  Paul Wilson, APNIC
      
                  Note: This proposal was developed by a team consisting of
                        persons from each of the 5 RIRs
      
      Version:   1
      
      Date:      22 January 2009
      
      
      1.  Introduction
      ----------------
      
      This document is a global policy proposal 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 the IANA to an RIR in accordance with this
      proposed policy. Such requirements should be specified by appropriate
      agreements among the RIRs and ICANN.
      
      
      2.  Summary of current problem
      ------------------------------
      
      With the depletion of the IANA free pool of IPv4 address space, the
      current policy regarding the allocation of IPv4 address space to the
      RIRs will become moot. The RIRs may, according to their individual
      policies and procedures, recover IPv4 address space. This policy
      provides a mechanism for the RIRs to retro allocate the recovered IPv4
      address space to the IANA and provides the IANA the policy by which it
      can allocate it back to the RIRs on a needs basis. This policy creates a
      new global pool of IPv4 address space that can be allocated where it is
      needed on a global basis without a transfer of address space between the
      RIRs.
      
      
      3.   Situation in other RIRs
      ----------------------------
      
      This proposal is being submitted in all RIR regions, with a view to
      becoming a global policy [1].
      
      
      4.   Details of the proposal
      ----------------------------
      
      This policy is to be implemented in two phases:
      
          - Phase I: Recovery of IPv4 address space
          - Phase II: Allocation of recovered IPv4 address space by the IANA
      
      
      4.1 Phase I: Recovery of IPv4 address space
      
           Upon ratification of this policy by the ICANN Board of Directors
           the IANA shall establish a mechanism to receive IPv4 address space
           which is returned to it by the RIRs, and hold that address space in
           a 'recovered IPv4 pool'.
      
           Each RIR through their respective chosen policies and strategies
           may recover IPv4 address space which is under their
           administration. Each RIR shall at quarterly intervals return any
           such recovered address space to the IANA in aggregated blocks of
           /24 or larger, for inclusion in the recovered IPv4 pool.
      
           During Phase I, no allocations will be made from the recovered IPv4
           pool.
      
      
      4.2 Phase II: Allocation of recovered IPv4 address space by the IANA
      
           Upon ratification of this policy by the ICANN Board of Directors
           and a declaration by the IANA that its existing free pool of
           unallocated IPv4 addresses space is depleted; Global Addressing
           Policy ASO-001-2 (adopted by ICANN Board 8 April 2005) [2] is
           rescinded. IANA will then commence to allocate the IPv4 address
           space from the recovered IPv4 pool.
      
      
           4.2.1 Allocation of IPv4 address space
      
                 a. For the purposes of this policy, an 'IPv4 allocation
                    period' is defined as a 6-month period following 1 March
                    or 1 September in each year.
      
                 b. At the beginning of each IPv4 allocation period, the IANA
                    will determine the 'IPv4 allocation unit' for that period,
                    as 1/10 of its IPv4 address pool, rounded down to the next
                    CIDR (power-of-2) boundary.
      
                 c. In each allocation period, each RIR may issue one IPv4
                    request to the IANA.  Providing that the RIR satisfies the
                    allocation criteria described section 4.2.2, the IANA will
                    allocate a single allocation unit, composed of the
                    smallest possible number of blocks available in its IPv4
                    address pool.
      
      
           4.2.2 IPv4 address space allocation criteria
      
                 A RIR is eligible to receive additional IPv4 address space
                 from the IANA when the total of its IPv4 address holdings is
                 less than 50% of the current IPv4 allocation unit, and
                 providing that it has not already received an IPv4 allocation
                 from the IANA during the current IPv4 allocation period.
      
      
           4.2.3 Initial allocation of IPv4 address space
      
                 Each new RIR shall, at the moment of recognition, be
                 allocated one (1) allocation unit by the IANA. If an
                 allocation unit is not available, then the IANA will issue
                 this block as soon as one is available. 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.
      
      
      4.3 Reporting
      
           a. All returned space is to be recorded in an IANA-published log of
              IPv4 address space transactions, with each log entry detailing
              the returned address block, the date of the return, and the
              returning RIR.
      
           b. All allocated space is also to be recorded in this IANA-
              published log of IPv4 address space transactions, with each log
              entry detailing the address blocks, the date of the allocation
              and the recipient RIR.
      
           c. The IANA will maintain a public registry of the current
              disposition of all IPv4 address space, detailing all
              reservations and current allocations and current IANA-held
              address space that is unallocated.
      
           d. The IANA may make public announcements of IPv4 address block
              transactions that occur under this policy. The IANA will make
              appropriate modifications to the "Internet Protocol V4 Address
              Space" page of the IANA website [3] 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.
      
      
      4.4 Timetable for implementation
      
           This policy is to be implemented immediately upon ratification by
           the ICANN Board of Directors according to the global policy process
           described in the ASO MoU [4].
      
      
      5.   Advantages and disadvantages of the proposal
      -------------------------------------------------
      
      5.1 Advantages
      
           - The policy provides a mechanism for the ongoing distribution of
             IPv4 address space.
      
      
      5.2 Disadvantages
      
           - None identified.
      
      
      6.   Effect on APNIC members
      ----------------------------
      
      This policy governs the allocation relationship between IANA and the
      RIRs and does not imply any change to allocation relationships between
      APNIC and its members.
      
      
      7.   Effect on NIRs
      -------------------
      
      This policy governs the allocation relationship between IANA and the
      RIRs and does not imply any change to allocation relationships between
      APNIC and NIRs.
      
      
      8. References
      -------------
      
      [1]  Section 5, ICANN Address Supporting Organization (ASO) MoU
            http://aso.icann.org/docs/aso-mou2004.html
      
      [2]  Global Addressing Policy ASO-001-2
            http://aso.icann.org/docs/aso-001-2.pdf
      
      [3]  Internet Protocol v4 Address Space
            http://www.iana.org/assignments/ipv4-address-space
      
      [4]  Attachment A: Global Policy Development Process, ASO MoU
            http://aso.icann.org/docs/aso-mou2004.html
      
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