[sig-policy] prop-081: Eligibility for assignments from the final /8

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  • From: Randy Bush <randy at psg dot com>
  • Date: Mon, 01 Feb 2010 05:12:33 -0700
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      The proposal, 'Eligibility for assignments from the final /8', has been
      sent to the Policy SIG for review. It will be presented at the Policy
      SIG at APNIC 29 in Kuala Lumpur, 1-5 March 2010.
      
      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?
           - Does this proposal solve a problem you are experiencing? If so,
             tell the community about your situation.
           - Do you see any disadvantages in 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?
      
      
      Information about this and other policy proposals is available from:
      
             http://www.apnic.net/policy/proposals
      
      
      Randy, Ching-Heng, and Terence
      
      
      ________________________________________________________________________
      
      prop-081-v001: Eligibility for assignments from the final /8
      ________________________________________________________________________
      
      Authors:   Terence Zhang Yinghao <zhangyinghao at cnnic dot cn>
      
                  Jane Zhang <zhangjian at cnnic dot cn>
      
                  Wendy Zhao Wei <zhaowei at cnnic dot cn>
      
      Version:   1
      
      Date:      1 February 2010
      
      
      
      1.  Introduction
      ----------------
      
      This policy proposal seeks to supplement the final /8 policy, by making
      it possible for account holders to receive assignments from the final /8
      space.
      
      In the spirit of the current final /8 policy [1], this proposal ensures
      each account holder is only eligible to receive one single allocation OR
      assignment from the final /8 space.
      
      
      2.  Summary of the current problem
      ----------------------------------
      
      The current final /8 policy [1], only permits allocations to account
      holders to be made. This means that during the final /8 phase, it will
      be impossible to make IPv4 addresses assignments to end users under
      multihoming, Internet Exchange Point (IXP) and Critical infrastructure
      policies.
      
      
      3.  Situation in other RIRs
      ---------------------------
      
      AfriNIC has a policy proposal under discussion that permits assignments
      as well as allocations to be made from AfriNIC's last /8 from IANA:
      
           AFPUB-2009-v4-003: IPv4 Soft Landing Policy
           http://www.afrinic.net/docs/policies/AFPUB-2009-v4-003.htm
      
      ARIN has adopted a policy that permits both assignments and allocations
      to be made from a /10 block reserved from ARIN's final /8 from IANA:
      
           2008-5: Dedicated IPv4 block to facilitate IPv6 Deployment
           https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2008_5.html
      
      RIPE has similar policy proposal under discussion that permits
      assignments as well as allocations to be made from RIPE's last /8
      from IANA:
      
           2009-04: IPv4 Allocation and Assignments to Facilitate IPv6
           Deployment
           http://www.ripe.net/ripe/policies/proposals/2009-04.html
      
      LACNIC currently has no similar policy or proposal.
      
      
      4.  Details
      -----------
      
      It is proposed that each APNIC account holder will be eligible to
      request and receive a single assignment from the remaining /8 worth of
      space, with the following conditions:
      
           1. Each assignment will consist of the minimum IPv4 assignment size.
      
              In the case of multihoming assignments, which under current
              policy have no minimum size, the minimum size is proposed to
              match that of IXP and Critical infrastructure assignments.
      
      
           2. The account holder must meet the criteria for receiving an IPv4
              portable assignment specified in one of the following policies
              specified in "Policies for IPv4 address space management in the
              Asia Pacific region"[2]:
      
                  - Small multihoming assignments
                  - Internet Exchange Points
                  - Critical infrastructure
      
      
           3. All APNIC account holders are eligible to receive only one
              allocation OR assignment from the final /8 worth of address
              space. This applies to both current and future account holders.
      
      
      5.  Pros/Cons
      -------------
      
      5.1 Advantages
      
           - This proposal makes it consistent in dealing with IPv4 addresses
             allocation and assignment in the final /8 phase.
      
      5.2 Disadvantages
      
           - None.
      
      
      6.  Effect on APNIC Members
      ---------------------------
      
      APNIC account holders may receive IPv4 addresses assignments from the
      final /8.
      
      
      7.  Effect on NIRs
      ------------------
      
      Same as effect on APNIC Members.
      
      
      8. References
      -------------
      
      [1] See section 9.10, "Policies for IPv4 address space
           management in the Asia Pacific region"
           http://www.apnic.net/policy/add-manage-policy.html#9.10
      
      [2] See section 11, "Assignments and exchanges" in "Policies for IPv4
           address space management in the Asia Pacific region"
           http://www.apnic.net/policy/add-manage-policy.html#11