[arin-ppml] IANA advice re: Post Exhaustion IPv4 Allocation

Andrew Dul andrew.dul at quark.net
Wed Dec 4 10:46:14 EST 2013


Jason,

I concur with your assessment, I believe policy text was designed for
IANA to make its first allocation immediately upon one RIR dropping
below the /9 inventory level.

Andrew

On 12/4/2013 5:37 AM, Jason Schiller wrote:
> It seems fairly clear to me that that the policy instructs IANA to
> make the first allocation immediately upon one RIR dropping below a /9
> inventory, and there after must wait until the next 6-month window
> opens up for subsequent allocations.  
>
> The window serves to allow IANA to collect IPs in its Recovered IPv4
> Pool, and then have fixed point in time when the amount of IPs is
> totaled and divided.  At the time the first RIR drops below a /9, IANA
> will have already had sufficient time to collect IPs.
>
> It also seems obvious to me that, there is a fair bit of complexity in
> describing this behavior and if the authors desired IANA to wait for
> the next 6-month window to open, then this policy text would have been
> much shorter.
>
> If you think this policy suggests the IANA should wait for the next
> 6-month window to open, please speak up.
>
> Thanks,
>
> __Jason
>   
>
>
> On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 8:07 AM, Jason Schiller <jschiller at google.com
> <mailto:jschiller at google.com>> wrote:
>
>     I wanted to advise the community, and seek its input on the
>     question of when IANA should make its first allocation from the
>     Recovered IPv4 Pool.
>
>     It seems some read the global policy and conclude that the
>     Recovered IPv4 Pool becomes active immediately after one RIR
>     dipping below a /9 of inventory and IANA should straight away 
>     make an allocation and then make its next allocation after
>     crossing the next 6-month period starting on March 1st or
>     September 1st.
>
>     It seems some read the global policy and conclude that the IANA
>     should make its first allocation from the after crossing the next
>     6-month period starting on March 1st or September 1st after one
>     RIR dipping below a /9 of inventory.
>
>     In short should IANA make an allocation after one RIR dipping
>     below a /9 of inventory or should it wait until the next 6-month
>     period opens up?
>
>     Below is the email we have received regarding this question:
>
>>     Dear Louie,
>>
>>     As you chair the ASO AC, I am seeking your guidance on the
>>     interpretation of the Global Policy for Post Exhaustion IPv4
>>     Allocation
>>     Mechanisms by the IANA, which was ratified in May 2012.
>>
>>     The global policy defines states that "Allocations from the IANA may
>>     begin once the pool is declared active." It is not clear whether this
>>     means that allocation from the Recovered IPv4 Pool should be made
>>     straight away or whether they should happen at the start of the next
>>     "IPv4 allocation period," the "6-month period following 1 March or 1
>>     September."
>>
>>     We hope you can advise us on the intended meaning of this
>>     sentence, so
>>     that we can implement the policy appropriately.
>>
>>     We look forward to receiving your response on this question of
>>     interpretation of the Global Policy for Post Exhaustion IPv4
>>     Allocation
>>     Mechanisms by the IANA.
>>
>>     Kind regards,
>>
>>     Leo Vegoda
>>     ICANN
>
>
>
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