[sig-policy] New version of prop-116: Prohibit to transfer IPv4 addresse

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        A new version of the proposal "prop-116: Prohibit to transfer IPv4
        addresses in the final /8 block" has been sent to the Policy SIG for
        review.
        
        It will be presented at the Open Policy Meeting at APNIC 44 which will 
        be held in Taichung, Taiwan on Wednesday and Thursday, 14 & 15 September 
        2017.
        
        Information about earlier versions is available from:
        
            http://www.apnic.net/policy/proposals/prop-116
        
        The changes are:
        
        - updated stat data in section 1
        
        - added ripe region status in section 3
        
        - added end date in section 4
        
          4. Proposed policy solution
          ---------------------------
        
          Prohibit transfer IPv4 addresses under final /8 address block (103/8)
          which have not passed two years after its allocation/assignment. If
          the address block allocated to a LIR in two years is not needed any
          more, it must return to APNIC to allocate to another organization
          using final /8 policy. This two years requirement will apply both
          market and M&A transfers.
        
        ->(added)  This restriction will end when final /8 address block
        (103/8) run out.
        
        
        Please find the text of the proposal below.
        
        Kind Regards,
        
        Sumon, Bertrand, Ching-Heng
        APNIC Policy SIG Chairs
        
        
        -------------------------------------------------------
        
        prop-116-v005: Prohibit to transfer IPv4 addresses in the final /8 block
        
        -------------------------------------------------------
        
        Proposer:       Tomohiro Fujisaki
                        fujisaki at syce dot net
        
        
        1. Problem statement
        --------------------
        
        There are a lot of transfers of IPv4 address blocks from 103/8
        happening, both within the APNIC region and among RIRs.
        
        Then number of transfers from 103/8 block are 352, which is about
        14% of the total number of transfers as of 10 Septermber 2017.
        This is the highest number of transfers in all APNIC managed /8s.
        
        And based on the information provided by APNIC Secretariat, number of
        transfers from the 103/8 block are increasing year by year.
        
        Updated by APNIC Secretariat on 27 January 2017:
        
        1) M&A transfers containing 103/8 space
        
        +------+-----------+-----------+-
        |      |   Total   | Number of |
        | Year | Transfers |   /24s    |
        +------+-----------+-----------+-
        | 2011 |         3 |         12 |
        | 2012 |        10 |         46 |
        | 2013 |        18 |         66 |
        | 2014 |       126 |        498 |
        | 2015 |       147 |        573 |
        | 2016 |        63 |        239 |
        | 2017 |        45 |        178 |
        +------+-----------+------------+-
        
        2) Market transfers containing 103/8 space
        
        +------+-----------+-----------+
        |      |   Total   | Number of |
        | Year | Transfers |   /24s    |
        +------+-----------+-----------+
        | 2011 |         2 |         2 |
        | 2012 |        21 |        68 |
        | 2013 |        16 |        61 |
        | 2014 |        25 |        95 |
        | 2015 |        67 |       266 |
        | 2016 |       103 |       394 |
        | 2017 |        70 |       288 |
        +------+-----------+-----------+
        
        And also, transfers from the 103/8 block include:
          - Take place within 1 year of distribution, or
          - Multiple blocks to a single organization in case of beyond 1 year.
        
        Further, there is a case where a single organization have received 12
        blocks transfers from 103 range.
        
        see:  https://www.apnic.net/transfer-resources/transfer-logs
        
        From these figures, it is quite likely that substantial number of 103/8
        blocks are being used for transfer purpose.
        
        This conflicts with the concept of distribution of 103/8 block
        (prop-062), which is intended to accommodate minimum IPv4 address blocks
        for new comers.
        
        prop-062: Use of final /8
          https://www.apnic.net/policy/proposals/prop-062
        
        
        2. Objective of policy change
        -----------------------------
        
        When stated problem is solved, distribution from 103/8 block will be
        consistent with its original purpose, for distribution for new entrants
        to the industry. Without the policy change, substantial portion of 103/8
        blocks will be consumed for transfer purpose.
        
        
        3. Situation in other regions
        -----------------------------
        "RIPE Resource Transfer Policies" says:
        
           2.2 Transfer Restrictions
        
            Scarce resources, which are understood as those resources that are
            allocated or assigned by the RIPE NCC on a restricted basis (such as
            IPv4 or 16-bit ASNs), cannot be transferred for 24 months from the
            date the resource was received by the resource holder. This
            restriction also applies if the resource was received due to a change
            in the organisation°«s business (such as a merger or acquisition).
        
        
        4. Proposed policy solution
        ---------------------------
        
        Prohibit transfer IPv4 addresses under final /8 address block (103/8)
        which have not passed two years after its allocation/assignment. If
        the address block allocated to a LIR in two years is not needed any
        more, it must return to APNIC to allocate to another organization
        using final /8 policy. This two years requirement will apply both
        market and M&A transfers.
        
        This restriction will end when final /8 address block (103/8) run out.
        
        5. Advantages / Disadvantages
        -----------------------------
        
        Advantages:
          - It makes 103/8 blocks available according to the original purpose, 
            as distribution for new entrants (rather than being consumed for 
            transfer purpose)
        
          - IPv4 addresses under final /8 are not transferred to outside APNIC.
        
          - By prohibiting transfer, them, it is possible to keep one /22 for 
            each LIRs state, which is fair for all LIRs.
        
        Disadvantages:
        
        None.
        
        
        6. Impact on resource holders
        ------------------------------
        
          - LIRs cannot transfer address blocks under 103/8. No big impact while
            they use it.
        
          - Organizations which needs to receive transferred IPv4 can continue
            to do so, outside 103/8 blocks (which should be made available for 
            new entrants)
        
        
        7. References
        -------------
        RIPE Resource Transfer Policies
        http://www.ripe.net/publications/docs/transfer-policies
        
        
        Dear Chairs,
        
        Can somebody please send this to the list? Sumon is in transit today.
        
        Adam
        
        
        
        Dear SIG members
        
        A new version of the proposal "prop-116: Prohibit to transfer IPv4
        addresses in the final /8 block" has been sent to the Policy SIG for
        review.
        
        It will be presented at the Open Policy Meeting at APNIC 44 which will 
        be held in Taichung, Taiwan on Wednesday and Thursday, 14 & 15 September 
        2017.
        
        Information about earlier versions is available from:
        
            http://www.apnic.net/policy/proposals/prop-116
        
        The changes are:
        
        - updated stat data in section 1
        
        - added ripe region status in section 3
        
        - added end date in section 4
        
          4. Proposed policy solution
          ---------------------------
        
          Prohibit transfer IPv4 addresses under final /8 address block (103/8)
          which have not passed two years after its allocation/assignment. If
          the address block allocated to a LIR in two years is not needed any
          more, it must return to APNIC to allocate to another organization
          using final /8 policy. This two years requirement will apply both
          market and M&A transfers.
        
        ->(added)  This restriction will end when final /8 address block
        (103/8) run out.
        
        
        Please find the text of the proposal below.
        
        Kind Regards,
        
        Sumon, Bertrand, Ching-Heng
        APNIC Policy SIG Chairs
        
        
        -------------------------------------------------------
        
        prop-116-v005: Prohibit to transfer IPv4 addresses in the final /8 block
        
        -------------------------------------------------------
        
        Proposer:       Tomohiro Fujisaki
                        fujisaki at syce dot net
        
        
        1. Problem statement
        --------------------
        
        There are a lot of transfers of IPv4 address blocks from 103/8
        happening, both within the APNIC region and among RIRs.
        
        Then number of transfers from 103/8 block are 352, which is about
        14% of the total number of transfers as of 10 Septermber 2017.
        This is the highest number of transfers in all APNIC managed /8s.
        
        And based on the information provided by APNIC Secretariat, number of
        transfers from the 103/8 block are increasing year by year.
        
        Updated by APNIC Secretariat on 27 January 2017:
        
        1) M&A transfers containing 103/8 space
        
        +------+-----------+-----------+-
        |      |   Total   | Number of |
        | Year | Transfers |   /24s    |
        +------+-----------+-----------+-
        | 2011 |         3 |         12 |
        | 2012 |        10 |         46 |
        | 2013 |        18 |         66 |
        | 2014 |       126 |        498 |
        | 2015 |       147 |        573 |
        | 2016 |        63 |        239 |
        | 2017 |        45 |        178 |
        +------+-----------+------------+-
        
        2) Market transfers containing 103/8 space
        
        +------+-----------+-----------+
        |      |   Total   | Number of |
        | Year | Transfers |   /24s    |
        +------+-----------+-----------+
        | 2011 |         2 |         2 |
        | 2012 |        21 |        68 |
        | 2013 |        16 |        61 |
        | 2014 |        25 |        95 |
        | 2015 |        67 |       266 |
        | 2016 |       103 |       394 |
        | 2017 |        70 |       288 |
        +------+-----------+-----------+
        
        And also, transfers from the 103/8 block include:
          - Take place within 1 year of distribution, or
          - Multiple blocks to a single organization in case of beyond 1 year.
        
        Further, there is a case where a single organization have received 12
        blocks transfers from 103 range.
        
        see:  https://www.apnic.net/transfer-resources/transfer-logs
        
        From these figures, it is quite likely that substantial number of 103/8
        blocks are being used for transfer purpose.
        
        This conflicts with the concept of distribution of 103/8 block
        (prop-062), which is intended to accommodate minimum IPv4 address blocks
        for new comers.
        
        prop-062: Use of final /8
          https://www.apnic.net/policy/proposals/prop-062
        
        
        2. Objective of policy change
        -----------------------------
        
        When stated problem is solved, distribution from 103/8 block will be
        consistent with its original purpose, for distribution for new entrants
        to the industry. Without the policy change, substantial portion of 103/8
        blocks will be consumed for transfer purpose.
        
        
        3. Situation in other regions
        -----------------------------
        "RIPE Resource Transfer Policies" says:
        
           2.2 Transfer Restrictions
        
            Scarce resources, which are understood as those resources that are
            allocated or assigned by the RIPE NCC on a restricted basis (such as
            IPv4 or 16-bit ASNs), cannot be transferred for 24 months from the
            date the resource was received by the resource holder. This
            restriction also applies if the resource was received due to a change
            in the organisation°«s business (such as a merger or acquisition).
        
        
        4. Proposed policy solution
        ---------------------------
        
        Prohibit transfer IPv4 addresses under final /8 address block (103/8)
        which have not passed two years after its allocation/assignment. If
        the address block allocated to a LIR in two years is not needed any
        more, it must return to APNIC to allocate to another organization
        using final /8 policy. This two years requirement will apply both
        market and M&A transfers.
        
        This restriction will end when final /8 address block (103/8) run out.
        
        5. Advantages / Disadvantages
        -----------------------------
        
        Advantages:
          - It makes 103/8 blocks available according to the original purpose, 
            as distribution for new entrants (rather than being consumed for 
            transfer purpose)
        
          - IPv4 addresses under final /8 are not transferred to outside APNIC.
        
          - By prohibiting transfer, them, it is possible to keep one /22 for 
            each LIRs state, which is fair for all LIRs.
        
        Disadvantages:
        
        None.
        
        
        6. Impact on resource holders
        ------------------------------
        
          - LIRs cannot transfer address blocks under 103/8. No big impact while
            they use it.
        
          - Organizations which needs to receive transferred IPv4 can continue
            to do so, outside 103/8 blocks (which should be made available for 
            new entrants)
        
        
        7. References
        -------------
        RIPE Resource Transfer Policies
        http://www.ripe.net/publications/docs/transfer-policies
        
        
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        Adam Gosling
        Senior Internet Policy Analyst, APNIC
        e: adam at apnic dot net
        p: +61 7 3858 3142
        m: +61 421 456 243
        www.apnic.net
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