Re: [sig-policy] [Sig-policy][Draft announcement]prop-050: IPv4 addresst
Izumi Okutani wrote:
Hi, I have two clarification question about this proposal.
1. Is it correct in assuming historical resouces currently under APNIC
is also *included* in the scope for the transfer?
Was a little confused by the phrase "(non-historical)"below:
It proposes that APNIC will recognise and register a transfer of
addresses where the parties to the transfer are 'known' to APNIC and
that the address block being transferred is part of APNIC's current
(non-historical) address set
As the author of the proposal I'll try to answer your queries as best I can.
The proposal says that the addresses that are included in the scope of the
transfer policy are:
- The address block must be in the range of addresses administered
by APNIC, either as part of a /8 address block assigned by the
IANA to APNIC, or as part of a historically-assigned address
block now administered by APNIC.
- The address block must be allocated or assigned to a current
APNIC account holder.
The intent of the proposal was to include those historical resources
that have been transferred to a current member account via the procedure
of section 6 of APNIC-116
I agree that the sentence in the summary that you've highlighted is
confusing, and I'm not sure what words should be used to describe this
precisely, but the intent was that historical addresses that are
registered against dormant or non-current members would be excluded
from this policy, but historical addresses that are recorded in a
current member's account are to be included in this policy.
2. Does this proposal seek to allow inter-RIR transfers if it reaches
consensus in other RIRs as well?
No, it does not at this stage. This was discussed at the last APNIC
meeting and some possibilities were proposed along the lines of
a reciprocal arrangement, but the proposal at this stage is
mute on the topic of inter-RIR transfers.
I guess that most folk would've figured it out by now, but for the one
or two who evidently need to see this stuff every time, the above is a
personal comment, and in no way is intended to reflect any position of
the APNIC Secretariat, now or in the future.