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[arin-ppml] Draft Policy 2010-10: Text Frozen for Atlanta Meeting

Hello,
 
Following is the text for Draft Policy 2010-10 Global Policy for IPv4
Allocations by the IANA Post Exhaustion which has been 'frozen' in
accordance with the ARIN Policy Development Process (PDP).  This
freezing of text is important in order for each stakeholder to have time
to review its common form and develop/share opinions prior to and at the
following Public Policy Meeting.
 
This final language has been edited from its original posting through
several iterations based upon comments received by the authors from
PPML, the Advisory Council of ARIN, private conversations and input from
other RIRs.  The language is posted here by consensus of the Advisory
Council for your review.
 
This Draft Policy of the Advisory Council will be presented at the
Atlanta Public Policy Meeting by Martin Hannigan. All input is welcomed
now and at the meeting.
 
Bill Darte
ARIN Advisory Council
Primary Shepherd for Draft Policy 2010-10
 
 
Draft Policy 2010-10: Global Policy for IPv4 Allocations by the IANA
Post
Exhaustion 




Date: 18 September 2010
Policy statement:

1. Reclamation Pool
Upon adoption of this IPv4 address policy by the ICANN Board of
Directors, the IANA shall establish a Reclamation Pool to be utilized
post RIR IPv4 exhaustion as defined in Section 4. The reclamation pool
will initially contain any fragments that may be left over in IANA
inventory. As soon as the first RIR exhausts its inventory of IP address
space, this Reclamation Pool will be declared active. When the
Reclamation Pool is declared active, the Global Policy for the
Allocation of the Remaining IPv4 Address Space[3] and Policy for
Allocation of IPv4 Blocks to Regional Internet Registries[4] will be
formally deprecated.

2. Returning Address Space to the IANA
The IANA will accept into the Reclamation Pool all eligible IPv4 address
space that are offered for return. Eligible address space includes
addresses that are not designated as "special use" by an IETF RFC or
addresses allocated to RIR's unless they are being returned by the RIR
that they were orignally allocated to. Legacy address holders may return
address space directly to the IANA if they so choose.

3. Address Allocations from the Reclamation Pool by the IANA
Allocations from the Reclamation Pool may begin once the pool is
declared active. 
Addresses in the Reclamation Pool must be allocated on a CIDR boundary. 
Allocations from the Reclamation Pool are subject to a minimum
allocation unit 
equal to the minimum allocation unit of all RIRs and a maximum
allocation unit 
of one /8. The Reclamation Pool will be divided on CIDR boundaries and 
distributed evenly to all eligible RIRs once each quarter. Any remainder
not 
evenly divisible by the number of eligible RIRs will remain in the
Reclamation 
Pool until such time sufficient address returns allow another round of
allocations. 

4. RIR Eligibility for Receiving Allocations from the Reclamation Pool
Upon the exhaustion of an RIR's free space pool and after receiving
their 
final /8 from the IANA[3], an RIR will become eligible to request
address space 
from the IANA Reclamation Pool when it publicly announces via its
respective 
global announcements email list and by posting a notice on its website
that it 
has exhausted its supply of IPv4 address space. Exhaustion is defined as
an 
inventory of less than the equivalent of a single /8 and the inability
to 
further assign address space to its customers in units equal to or
shorter 
than the longest of any RIR's policy defined minimum allocation unit. Up
to 
one /10 or equivalent of IPv4 address space specifically reserved for
any 
special purpose by an RIR will not be counted against that RIR when
determining 
eligibility unless that space was received from the IANA reclamation
pool. Any 
RIR that is formed after the ICANN Board of Directors has ratified this
policy 
is not eligible to utilize this policy to obtain IPv4 address space from
the IANA.

5. Reporting Requirements
The IANA shall publish on at least a weekly basis a report that is
publicly available which at a minimum details all address space that has
been received and that has been allocated. The IANA shall publish a
Returned Address Space Report which indicates what resources were
returned, by whom and when. The IANA shall publish an Allocations Report
on at least a weekly basis which at a minimum indicates what IPv4
address space has been allocated, which RIR received the allocation and
when. The IANA shall publish a public notice confirming RIR eligibility
subsequent to Section 4.

6. No Transfer Rights
Address space assigned from the Reclamation Pool may be transferred if
there is either an ICANN Board ratified global policy or globally
coordinated RIR policy specifically written to deal with transfers
whether inter-RIR or from one entity to another. Transfers must meet the
requirements of such a policy. In the absence of such a policy, no
transfers of any kind related to address space allocated or assigned
from the reclamation pool is allowed.

7. Definitions
IANA - Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, or its successor
ICANN - Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or its
successor
RIR - Regional Internet Registry as recognized by ICANN
MOU - Memorandum of Understanding between ICANN and the RIRs
IPv4 - Internet Protocol Version Four(4), the target protocol of this
Global Policy
Free Space Pool - IPv4 Addresses that are in inventory at any RIR,
and/or the IANA

8. Contributors
The following individuals donated their time, resources and effort to
develop this proposal on behalf of the Internet Community:
Steve Bertrand <steve at ipv6canada.com>
Chris Grundemann <cgrundemann at gmail.com>
Martin Hannigan <marty at akamai.com>
Aaron Hughes <ahughes at bind.com>
Louie Lee <louie at equinix.com>
Matt Pounsett <matt at conundrum.com>
Jason Schiller <schiller at uu.net>

9. References

1. http://www.icann.org/en/general/allocation-remaining-ipv4-space.htm
Global Policy for the Allocation of the Remaining IPv4 Address Space,
IANA, Retrieved 27 April 2010
2. http://aso.icann.org/documents/memorandum-of-understanding/index.html
ICANN Address Supporting Organization (ASO) MoU , Retrieved 27 May 2010.
3. http://www.icann.org/en/general/allocation-remaining-ipv4-space.htm
Global Policy for the Allocation of the Remaining IPv4 Address Space
4. http://aso.icann.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/aso-001-2.pdf Policy
for Allocation of IPv4 Blocks to Regional Internet Registries 


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