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      The proposal "prop-100 National IP Address Plan - Allocation of
      country-wide IP address blocks " has been  sent to the Policy SIG for
      review. It will be presented at the Policy SIG at APNIC 32 in Busan,
      Korea, Sunday, 28 August until Thursday, 1 September 2011.
      
      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
      
      Andy and Terence
      
      
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      prop-100-v001: National IP Address Plan - Allocation of country-wide IP
                      address blocks
      _______________________________________________________________________
      
      Author:        Rakesh Mohan Agarwal
      <ddgnt-dot at nic dot in>
      
      Version:       1
      
      Date:          2 August 2011
      
      
      
      1. Introduction
      ---------------
      
      Right now IPv6 addresses are being allocated by APNIC to individual
      telecom Service Providers/internet service providers and other
      organisations just like allocation of IPv4 addresses in which telecom
      Service Providers/internet service providers and other organisations
      specially in India are not having contiguous IP address blocks.
      
      This causes inefficiencies in routing table as well as creating problems
      to Indian law enforcement agencies in tracing out the IP address of the
      end users.
      
      So taking cue from this problem Government of India (Department of
      Telecommunications) set up a committee for formulation of the National
      IPv6 address policy. This committee is a 15 members body having national
      and international members from all stakeholders. In the 2nd meeting of
      the committee held on 18th July 2011 in New Delhi members were of the
      opinion that India as a whole should ask for a bigger block of IPv6
      address from APNIC.
      
      However the exact requirement of this block will be worked out on the
      basis of IPv6 address allocated to various organisations such as telecom
      Service Providers/internet service providers and other organisations and
      new entrants like other central Government departments, State Government
      departments, public sector units, universalities, colleges, hospitals
      and other sectors in the country and their future requirement of IP
      addresses for next 20 years at least (as Ipv6 addresses are not going to
      be exhausted in these years).
      
      As right now APNIC policy does not allow address block to be allocated
      country wise so through this paper, we are seeking a change in the
      policy for allocation of IPv6 address country wise rather than
      individual organisations wise.
      
      
      2. Summary of current problem
      -----------------------------
      
      Right now IP addresses are being allocated to the individual
      organizations and for their future requirements only IP address block
      for 1 year (approx) is being kept reserved, this is as per prevailing
      practices of allocation of IPv4 addresses. so again
      
           1. Same problem of fragmented Addresses will be there as is in case
              of IPv4 Addresses, if contiguous addresses are not allocated to
              organisations and in turn to geographical locations.
      
           2. In the current scenario it is very difficult for law enforcing
              agencies to identify miscreants timely.
      
      
      3. Situation in other RIRs
      --------------------------
      
      Countries in other RIRs would be having same problems.
      
      
      4. Details of the proposal
      --------------------------
      
      While in case of IPv6 Addresses there is huge availability of IP
      addresses so in India we want to have one big block of IPv6 Addresses
      say e.g./17 wanted to be reserved for us and allocated to Indian NIR
      when it becomes operational, this Address space will take care of
      requirement of all TSPs/ISPs industries and other organizations.
      
      The requirement of this block will be worked out on the basis of IPv6
      address allocated to various organisations such as telecom Service
      Providers/internet service providers and other organisations and new
      entrants like other central Government departments, State Government
      departments, public sector units, universalities, colleges, hospitals
      and other sectors in the country and their future requirement of IP
      addresses for next 20 years at least (as Ipv6 addresses are not going to
      be exhausted in these years).
      
      5.  Advantages and disadvantages of the proposal
      ------------------------------------------------
      
      Advantages:
      
           1.In addition to effective and efficient routing table all
             economies will be in a position to plan their IP address
             requirement on long term basis and accordingly they can reflect
             their requirement and get the suitable address block allocated
             either to their NIRs or get their block reserved in the APNIC.
      
             This would avoid discrepancies in address allocation country
             wise as happened in the case of IPv4 address allocation where
             most of the developing geographies could not get their due
             share, as in the case of India, where we are having only 18.5
             million IPv4 addresses for population of 1.2 billion and more
             than 360 million data users.
      
           2. Workload of RIRs would come down drastically and they will be
              able to concentrate on more productive job compared to this
              routine job.
      
      Disadvantages:
      
           No disadvantage appears to be there right now.
      
      
      6. Effect on APNIC Members
      --------------------------
      
      All APNIC members will get advantage out of the bigger address block
      allocated to them.
      
      
      7. Effect on NIRs
      -----------------
      
      NIRs can allocate IP addresses to individual member in its geographical
      area as per their actual/focused plans.