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      Version 2 of the proposal "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-v002.html
      
      This new version of the proposal contains a new section, "Definitions" 
      inserted after section 1, "Introduction".
      
      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
      
      
      
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      prop-069-v002: 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:   2
      
      Date:      3 February 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. Definitions
      --------------
      
      2.1 Recovered address space
      
           Recovered address space is that address space that is returned to an
           RIR as a result of any activity that seeks to reclaim unused address
           space or is voluntarily returned to the RIR or is reclaimed by the
           RIR as a result of legal action or abuse determination. Recovered
           address space does not include that address space that is reclaimed
           because of non-payment of contractual fees whose reclamation date is
           less than 1 year at the time of the report.
      
      2.2 IPv4 address holdings
      
           IPv4 address holdings are all unallocated IPv4 address space held by
           an RIR to include recovered address space not yet returned less that
           address space that is committed in accordance with the RIR's
           reservation policy and practices.
      
      
      3.  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.
      
      
      4.   Situation in other RIRs
      ----------------------------
      
      This proposal is being submitted in all RIR regions, with a view to
      becoming a global policy [1].
      
      
      5.   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
      
      
      5.1 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.
      
      
      5.2 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 address 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.
      
      
           5.2.1 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.
      
      
           5.2.2 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.
      
      
           5.2.3 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.
      
      
      5.3 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.
      
      
      5.4 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].
      
      
      6.   Advantages and disadvantages of the proposal
      -------------------------------------------------
      
      6.1 Advantages
      
           - The policy provides a mechanism for the ongoing distribution of
             IPv4 address space.
      
      
      6.2 Disadvantages
      
           - None identified.
      
      
      7.   Effect on APNIC members
      ----------------------------
      
      This policy governs the allocation relationship between the IANA and
      the RIRs. It does not imply any change to allocation relationships
      between APNIC and its members.
      
      
      8.   Effect on NIRs
      -------------------
      
      This policy governs the allocation relationship between the IANA and
      the RIRs. It does not imply any change to allocation relationships
      between APNIC and NIRs.
      
      
      9. 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