[sig-policy] Final Comment Period for prop-113: Modification in the IPv4

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    • From: Masato Yamanishi <myamanis at gmail dot com>
    • Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2015 00:23:41 +0900
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      • Dear colleagues

        Version 3 of prop-113: Modification in the IPv4 eligibility criteria,
        reached consensus at the APNIC 40 Open Policy Meeting and later at the
        APNIC Member Meeting (AMM).

        This proposal will now move to the next step in the APNIC Policy
        Development Process and is being returned to the Policy SIG mailing list
        for the final Comment Period.

        At the end of this period the Policy SIG Chairs will evaluate comments
        made and determine if the consensus reached at APNIC 40 still holds. The
        Chairs may extend the Comment Period to a maximum of eight (8) weeks to
        allow further discussion.

        If consensus holds, 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:  23:59 (UTC +10) Sunday, 11 October 2015

        Proposal details

        This is a proposal changes the criteria for IPv4 address requests from
        end-user organizations considering multihoming.

        Proposal details, including the full text of the proposal, history, and
        links to the APNIC 40 meeting archive, are available at:



        Masato and Sumon


        prop-113-v003: Modification in the IPv4 eligibility criteria


        Proposer:      Aftab Siddiqui
                       aftab.siddiqui at gmail dot com

                       Skeeve Stevens
                       skeeve at eintellegonetworks dot com

        1. Problem statement

            The current APNIC IPv4 delegation policy defines multiple
            eligibility criteria and applicants must meet one criteria to be
            eligible to receive IPv4 resources. One of the criteria dictates
            that “an organization is eligible if it is currently multi-homed
            with provider-based addresses, or demonstrates a plan to multi-home
            within one month” (section 3.3).

            The policy seems to imply that multi-homing is mandatory even if
            there is no use case for the applicant to be multi-homed or even
            when there is only one upstream provider available, this has created
            much confusion in interpreting this policy.

            As a result organizations have either tempted to provide incorrect
            or fabricated multi-homing information to get the IPv4 resources or
            barred themselves from applying.

        2. Objective of policy change

            In order to make the policy guidelines simpler we are proposing to
            modify the text of section 3.3.

        3. Situation in other regions

            There is no multi-homing requirement

            There is no multi-homing requirement.

            Applicant can either have multi-homing requirement or interconnect.

            There is no multi-homing requirement.

        4. Proposed policy solution

        Section 3.3: Criteria for small delegations

        An organization is eligible if:

            - it is currently multi-homed, OR

            - currently utilising provider (ISP) assignment of at least a /24,
              AND intends to be multi-homed, OR

            - intends to be multi-homed, AND advertise the prefixes within
              6 months

            Organizations requesting a delegation under these terms must
            demonstrate that they are able to use 25% of the requested addresses
            immediately and 50% within one year.

        5. Advantages / Disadvantages


            Simplifies the process of applying for IPv4 address space for small
            delegations and delays the immediate requirement for multi-homing as
            determined to be appropriate within the timeframe as detailed in
            Section 3.3.


            There is no known disadvantage of this proposal.

        6. Impact on resource holders

        No impact on existing resource holders.