[sig-policy] prop-120-v002: Final /8 pool exhaustion plan

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  • From: Bertrand Cherrier <b.cherrier@micrologic.nc>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2018 08:34:36 +1100
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    • Dear SIG members

      A new version of the proposal "prop-120: Final /8 pool exhaustion plan" has been sent to the Policy SIG for review.

      Information about earlier versions is available from:


      You are encouraged to express your views on the proposal:

       - Do you support or oppose the proposal?
       - Is there anything in the proposal that is not clear?
       - What changes could be made to this proposal to make it more effective?

      Please find the text of the proposal below.

      Kind Regards,

      Sumon, Bertrand, Ching-Heng
      APNIC Policy SIG Chairs


      prop-120-v002: Final /8 pool exhaustion plan


      Proposer:       Tomohiro Fujisaki
                     fujisaki at syce dot net

      1. Problem statement

      APNIC makes IPv4 address delegation from two IPv4 pools. These are the
      103/8 (Final /8) pool and the non-103/8 IPv4 Recovered pool.

      Currently, there are no IPv4 addresses in the non-103/8 IPv4 Recovered
      pool and APNIC manages a Recovered Pool Waiting List for approved
      requests. And, based on the Geoff's projection (*1), the 103/8 (Final
      /8) pool will be exhausted in a few years.

      It will be necessary to make a guidance about how to manage the IPv4
      delegation after both IPv4 pools exhaustion.

      2. Objective of policy change

      To provide a guidance for 103/8 pool exhaustion.

      3. Situation in other regions


      4. Proposed policy solution

      Guidance for 103/8 pool exhaustion:

       - The first time an approved request cannot be fulfilled from the 103/8
         pool, a waiting list will be created. That waiting list will be
         managed same as recovered pool waiting list.

       - APNIC continue to manage two pools, the recovered pool and the 103/8 pool.

      5. Advantages / Disadvantages


       - Possible to avoid confusion at 103/8 address pool exhaustion date



      6. Impact on resource holders

      No impact to resource holders.

      7. References
      1. IPv4 Address Report

      Bertrand Cherrier
      Administration Systèmes - R&D
      Micro Logic Systems
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