[ppml] Policy Proposal 2004-8: Allocation of IPv6 Address Space by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Policy to Regional Internet Registries - to be revised
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Fri Dec 10 17:50:50 EST 2004
The ARIN Advisory Council (AC), acting under the provisions of the ARIN
Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process (IRPEP), has reviewed policy
proposal 2004-8: Allocation of IPv6 Address Space by the Internet Assigned
Numbers Authority (IANA) Policy to Regional Internet Registries and has
determined that while there is no community consensus in favor of the proposal there is consensus that the
proposal should be revised and discussed further. The AC made this
determination at their meeting at the conclusion of the ARIN Public Policy
meeting in October, 2004. Minutes of this meeting are available at
The AC will work with the author of the proposal to make the community
suggested revisions and return the proposal to the ppml for further
The current policy proposal text is provided below and is also available
The ARIN Internet Resource Policy Evaluation Process can be found at
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
Policy Proposal 2004-8: Allocation of IPv6 Address Space by the Internet
Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Policy to Regional Internet Registries
Author: John Sweeting
This document describes the policy governing the allocation of IPv6
address space from the IANA to the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs).
This document does not stipulate performance requirements in the provision
of services by IANA to an RIR in accordance with the policy. Such
requirements should be specified by appropriate agreements among the RIRs
1. Allocation principles
- The minimum and initial IPv6 allocation from IANA to an RIR in a /12;
- The IANA will allocate sufficient IPv6 address space to each RIR to
support its registration needs for at least a 18 month period;
- The IANA will allow each RIR to apply its own respective chosen
allocation and reservation strategies in order to ensure the efficiency
and efficacy of its work.
2. Initial allocations
On inception of this policy, each current RIR shall be allocated a new /12
by the IANA. Also, a new RIR shall, on recognition by ICANN, be allocated
a new /12 by the IANA.
3. Additional allocations
3.1 Eligibility for additional allocations
A RIR is eligible to receive additional IPv6 address space from the IANA
when it has utilized (allocated or reserved) more than 50% of its total
IPv6 address space holdings.
3.2 Size of additional allocations
Each additional allocation to an RIR will be a number (one or more) of /12
blocks, sufficient to ensure that the RIR holds at least 18 months' supply
of IPv6 address space.
4. Announcement of IANA allocations to the RIRs
When address space is allocated to a RIR, the IANA will send a detailed
announcement to the receiving RIR. The IANA will also make announcements
to all other RIRs, informing them of the recent allocation. The RIRs will
coordinate announcements to their respective membership lists and any
other lists they deem necessary.
The IANA will make appropriate modifications to the "Internet Protocol V6
Address Space" page of the IANA website and may make announcements to its
own appropriate announcement lists. The IANA announcements will be limited
to which address ranges, the time of allocation and to which Registry they
have been allocated.
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