With this note I'd like to request a little more help from the policy sig folk in resolving a couple of items that will allow Philip and myself to revise the address transfer policy proposal in a way that will assist the community to reach a workable consensus on the topic. What we have now is a set of highlights that read: - The transfer proposal applies to all address holdings as held by current account holders of APNIC (the existing historical address transfer policy covers other potentially relevant scenarios of transfers) - NIRs have the choice as to when to adopt this policy for their members (i.e. members of NIRs) - Prior to the exhaustion of APNIC's IPv4 space (i.e. prior to the use of the "final /8" allocation measures) recipients of transfers will be required to justify their need for address space. After this time there is no requirement for any form of evaluation of requirements for eligibility. We have two suggested alternatives for the final highlight: A: When a member disposes of address space using this transfer policy the member should not be entitled to any further IPv4 allocations or assigments from APNIC for a period of 24 months. or B: Any address that will be transfered must be held by the transfering party for at least 12 months, regardless of how the address was obtained.It would be really useful to hear from some folk about whether it makes more sense in our context to impose a constraint on future allocations (option A) or a constraint on frequency on transfers for any given address (option B).
Which option would you prefer to see in the policy proposal? thanks, Geoff Disclaimer: As usual, all my own work, etc, etc.