[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal (Global): Allocation of IPv4 Blocks to Regional Internet Registries
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Fri Jan 23 11:15:25 EST 2009
The shepherds from the ARIN Advisory Council for this proposal are Scott
Leibrand and Marla Azinger.
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
Member Services wrote:
> ARIN received the following global policy proposal. In accordance with
> the ARIN Policy Development Process, the proposal is being posted to the
> ARIN Public Policy Mailing List (PPML).
> This proposal is in the first stage of the ARIN Policy Development
> Process. ARIN staff will perform the Clarity and Understanding step.
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> Policy Proposal Name: Allocation of IPv4 Blocks to Regional Internet
> Proposal Originator:
> This proposal was developed by a team consisting of persons from each of
> the 5 RIRs.
> Adiel A. Akplogan" AfriNIC
> Raul Echeberria LACNIC
> MAEMURA Akinori APNIC
> Axel Pawlik RIPE NCC
> Ray Plzak ARIN
> Oscar A. Robles-Garay" LACNIC
> Nigel Titley RIPE NCC
> Paul Wilson APNIC
> Proposal Version: 1.0
> Date: 13 January 2009
> Proposal type: New
> Policy term: Permanent
> Policy statement:
> This document describes the policy governing the allocation of IPv4
> 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 this policy.
> Such requirements should be specified by appropriate agreements among
> the RIRs and ICANN.
> This policy is to be implemented in two phases.
> A. Phase I: Recovery of IPv4 Address Space
> Upon ratification of this policy by the ICANN Board of Directors the
> IANA shall establish a mechanism to receive IPv4 address space which is
> returned to it by the RIRs, and hold that address space in a 'recovered
> IPv4 pool'.
> Each RIR through their respective chosen policies and strategies may
> recover IPv4 address space which is under their administration. Each RIR
> shall at quarterly intervals return any such recovered address space to
> the IANA in aggregated blocks of /24 or larger, for inclusion in the
> recovered IPv4 pool.
> During Phase I, no allocations will be made from the recovered IPv4 pool.
> B. Phase II: Allocation of Recovered IPv4 address space by the IANA
> Upon ratification of this policy by the ICANN Board of Directors and a
> declaration by the IANA that its existing free pool of unallocated IPv4
> addresses space is depleted; Global Addressing Policy ASO-001-2 (adopted
> by ICANN Board 8 April 2005) is rescinded. IANA will then commence to
> allocate the IPv4 address space from the recovered IPv4 pool.
> 1. Allocation of IPv4 Address Space
> a. For the purposes of this policy, an 'IPv4 allocation period' is
> defined as a 6-month period following 1 March or 1 September in each year.
> b. At the beginning of each IPv4 allocation period, the IANA will
> determine the 'IPv4 allocation unit' for that period, as 1/10 of its
> IPv4 address pool, rounded down to the next CIDR (power-of-2) boundary.
> c. In each allocation period, each RIR may issue one IPv4 request to the
> IANA. Providing that the RIR satisfies the allocation criteria
> described in paragraph B.2, the IANA will allocate a single allocation
> unit, composed of the smallest possible number of blocks available in
> its IPv4 address pool.
> 2. IPv4 Address Space Allocation Criteria
> A RIR is eligible to receive additional IPv4 address space from the IANA
> when the total of its IPv4 address holdings is less than 50% of the
> current IPv4 allocation unit, and providing that it has not already
> received an IPv4 allocation from the IANA during the current IPv4
> allocation period.
> 3. Initial Allocation of IPv4 Address Space
> Each new RIR shall, at the moment of recognition, be allocated one (1)
> allocation unit by the IANA. If an allocation unit is not available,
> then the IANA will issue this block as soon as one is available. This
> allocation will be made regardless of the newly formed RIR's projected
> utilization figures and shall be independent of the IPv4 address space
> that may have been transferred to the new RIR by the already existing
> RIRs as part of the formal transition process.
> 4. Reporting
> a. All returned space is to be recorded in an IANA-published log of IPv4
> address space transactions, with each log entry detailing the returned
> address block, the date of the return, and the returning RIR.
> b. All allocated space is also to be recorded in this IANA-published log
> of IPv4 address space transactions, with each log entry detailing the
> address blocks, the date of the allocation and the recipient RIR.
> c. The IANA will maintain a public registry of the current disposition
> of all IPv4 address space, detailing all reservations and current
> allocations and current IANA-held address space that is unallocated.
> d) The IANA may make public announcements of IPv4 address block transactions
> that occur under this policy. The IANA will make appropriate
> modifications to the "Internet Protocol V4 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.
> With the depletion of the IANA free pool of IPv4 address space, the
> current policy regarding the allocation of IPv4 address space to the
> RIRs will become moot. The RIRs may, according to their individual
> policies and procedures, recover IPv4 address space. This policy
> provides a mechanism for the RIRs to retro allocate the recovered IPv4
> address space to the IANA and provides the IANA the policy by which it
> can allocate it back to the RIRs on a needs basis. This policy creates a
> new global pool of IPv4 address space that can be allocated where it is
> needed on a global basis without a transfer of address space between the
> Timetable for implementation:
> This policy is to be implemented immediately upon ratification by the
> ICANN Board of Directors according to the global policy process
> described in the ASO MoU.
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