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

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Wed Dec 4 14:06:11 EST 2013


I don't think waiting 6 months makes much sense.

Owen

On Dec 4, 2013, at 05:07 , Jason Schiller <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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