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Following is a proposal for presentation at the coming meeting,
regarding the allocation of IPv6 address space from the IANA to RIRs.
It is intended that this proposed policy would be passed through all
RIRs and then approved by the ASO and ICANN as a global policy, before
coming into effect.
I look forward to your feedback on this mailing list, and at the meeting
APNIC Policy Proposal
Proposed by: APNIC Secretariat
Date: 4 August 2004
INTERNET ASSIGNED NUMBERS AUTHORITY (IANA)
POLICY FOR ALLOCATION OF IPv6 BLOCKS TO REGIONAL INTERNET REGISTRIES
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 the policy.
Such requirements should be specified by appropriate agreements among
the RIRs and ICANN.
1. Allocation Principles
- The minimum and initial IPv6 allocation from IANA to an RIR in a /12;
- The IANA will allocate sufficient IPv6 address space to each RIR to
support its registration needs for at least a 36 month period;
- The IANA will allow each RIR to apply its own respective chosen
allocation and reservation strategies in order to ensure the efficiency
and efficacy of its work.
2. Initial Allocations
On inception of this policy, each current RIR shall be allocated a new
/12 by the IANA. Also, a new RIR shall, on recognition by ICANN, be
allocated a new /12 by the IANA.
3. Additional Allocations
3.1 Eligibility for additional allocations
A RIR is eligible to receive additional IPv6 address space from the IANA
when it has allocated more than 50% of its total IPv6 address space
3.2 Size of additional allocations
With each additional allocation to an RIR, the IANA will double the
address space held by the RIR, in effect providing the RIR with a total
IPv6 prefix which is one bit shorter.
4. IANA prefix reservations
In order to facilitate IPv6 address space aggregation, IANA will reserve
eight /6 prefixes within 2000::/3 for each RIR, according to the
IANA will allocate to each RIR from the reserved prefix, in accordance
with this policy document.
5. Announcement of IANA Allocations to the RIRs
When address space is allocated to a RIR, the IANA will send a detailed
announcement to the receiving RIR. The IANA will also make
announcements to all other RIRs, informing them of
the recent allocation. The RIRs will coordinate announcements to their
respective membership lists and any other lists they deem necessary.
The IANA will make appropriate modifications to the “Internet Protocol
V6 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