[ppml] Policy Proposal 2004-8: Allocation of IPv6 Address Spa ce by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Policy to Regional I nternet Registries

Randy Bush randy at psg.com
Thu Sep 23 04:48:59 EDT 2004

> 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.

make a lot more sense than the apnic/ripe formulations!

> 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.

why is a new allocation needed before the current allocations are close
to used?

> 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 utilised (allocated or reserved) more than 50%
>      of its total IPv6 address space holdings.

how about a 6 month window at the current burn rate as opposed to a
fixed 50%

> 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.

this seems intended to tell the iana not to announce.  this seems
restrictive to no useful end.  the community should be told of any
allocations by iana.  if you want to be kind and reduce the amount
of email i receive, then use the same message-id: when sending to
afnog, apops, nanog, ...


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