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APNIC welcomes comments, questions, and suggestions on the following policy proposal:
Final call for comments: [prop-005-v005] "Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) policy for allocation of IPv6 blocks to Regional Internet Registries" ____________________
This is the final call for comments on policy proposal [prop-005-v005] "Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) policy for allocation of IPv6 blocks to Regional Internet Registries".
This proposal was presented at APNIC 20 and the previous proposal [prop-005-v004] was modified to include the following:
- Allocate sufficient for 18-month period (not 36) - Those with less than /12 unallocated address space to receive an allocation from IANA - RIRs to receive additional IPv6 space when: - available space is less than 50% of a /12 - available space of IPv6 addresses is less than RIR requirement for the following 9 months - In either case, IANA shall make a single IPv6 allocation, sufficient to satisfy the requirement of the RIR for an 18-month period
Based on the modified proposal, the following consensus was reached:
"The SIG accepted by consensus the proposed policy process, which requires the text proposal to be sent to the mailing list one month before the meeting, an eight week comment period on the mailing list after the meeting, and final endorsement from EC."
This proposal is now submitted to the sig-policy mailing list for an eight week discussion period. At the end of that period, if consensus appears to have been achieved, the Chair of the Policy SIG will ask the Executive Council to endorse the proposal for implementation.
* Send all comments and questions to: email@example.com * Deadline for comments: 16 November 2005
Proposal details _____________________________________________________________________
Proposed by: APNIC Secretariat
Date: 10 August 2005
This document describes the policy governing the allocation of IPv6 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 will be specified by appropriate agreements between ICANN and the NRO.
1. Allocation principles ------------------------
The unit of IPv6 allocation (and therefore the minimum IPv6 allocation) from IANA to an RIR is a /12 The IANA will allocate sufficient IPv6 address space to the RIRs to support their registration needs for at least an 18 month period. The IANA will allow for the RIRs to apply their own respective chosen allocation and reservation strategies in order to ensure the efficiency and efficacy of their work.
2. Initial allocations ----------------------
On inception of this policy, each current RIR with less than a /12 unallocated address space, shall receive an IPv6 allocation from IANA Any new RIR shall, on recognition by ICANN receive an IPv6 allocation from the IANA
3. Additional allocations -------------------------
A RIR is eligible to receive additional IPv6 address space from the IANA when either of the following conditions are met.
The RIR's AVAILABLE SPACE of IPv6 addresses is less than 50% of a /12.
The RIR's AVAILABLE SPACE of IPv6 addresses is less than its established NECESSARY SPACE for the following 9 months. In either case, IANA shall make a single IPv6 allocation, sufficient to satisfy the established NECESSARY SPACE of the RIR for an 18 month period.
3.1 Calculation of AVAILABLE SPACE
The AVAILABLE SPACE of IPv6 addresses of a RIR shall be determined as follows:
AVAILABLE SPACE = CURRENTLY FREE ADDRESSES + RESERVATIONS EXPIRING DURING THE FOLLOWING 3 MONTHS - FRAGMENTED SPACE
FRAGMENTED SPACE is determined as the total amount of available blocks smaller than the RIR's minimum allocation size within the RIR's currently available stock.
3.2 Calculation of NECESSARY SPACE
If the applying Regional Internet Registry does not establish any special needs for the period concerned, NECESSARY SPACE shall be determined as follows:
NECESSARY SPACE = AVERAGE NUMBER OF ADDRESSES ALLOCATED MONTHLY DURING THE PAST 6 MONTHS * LENGTH OF PERIOD IN MONTHS
If the applying RIR anticipates that due to certain special needs the rate of allocation for the period concerned will be different from the previous 6 months, it may determine its NECESSARY SPACE as follows:
Calculate NECESSARY SPACE as its total needs for that period according to its projection and based on the special facts that justify these needs.
Submit a clear and detailed justification of the above mentioned projection (Item A).
If the justification is based on the allocation tendency prepared by the Regional Internet Registry, data explaining said tendency must be enclosed.
If the justification is based on the application of one or more of the Regional Internet Registry's new allocation policies, an impact analysis of the new policy/policies must be enclosed.
If the justification is based on external factors such as new infrastructure, new services within the region, technological advances or legal issues, the corresponding analysis must be enclosed together with references to information sources that will allow verification of the data.
If IANA does not have elements that clearly question the Regional Internet Registry's projection, the special needs projected for the following 18 months, indicated in Item A above, shall be considered valid.
4. Announcement of IANA allocations -----------------------------------
The IANA, the NRO, and the RIRs will make announcements and update their respective web sites regarding an allocation made by the IANA to an RIR. ICANN and the NRO will establish administrative procedures to manage this process.
Proposal details including full text of proposal, presentations, links to relevant meeting minutes, and links to mailing list discussions are available at:
-- Savenaca Vocea, Policy Development Manager, APNIC firstname.lastname@example.org http:// www.apnic.net ph/fx +61 7 3858 3100/99