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

Scott Leibrand scottleibrand at gmail.com
Wed Dec 4 10:27:45 EST 2013


It says that allocations "may" be made straight away (but not "should" or
"must").

I would agree there is no real benefit to waiting, and it would bring more
clarity and predictability to make the allocations immediately.

-Scott

On Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 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<javascript:_e({}, 'cvml', '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
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> _______________________________________________________
>> Jason Schiller|NetOps|jschiller at google.com <javascript:_e({}, 'cvml',
>> 'jschiller at google.com');>|571-266-0006
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> _______________________________________________________
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> 'jschiller at google.com');>|571-266-0006
>
>

-- 
Scott
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