Re: [sig-policy] Address Transfer Policy Proposal
Earlier today Philip and I have discussed the conversations that have
occurred on this mailing list over the past few weeks and we believe
that the following text represents a revision of proposition-50 on
address transfers that includes the the general points of agreement
we've seen on the mailing list.
(We've used the language of version 3 of proposal-50 as the starting
point for these revisions to the proposal, as I had some private
feedback some time ago that the abbreviated bullet-point format used
in version 4 of this proposal made too many implicit assumptions that
allowed some potential for ambiguities and misunderstandings to creep
We'll shortly be submitting a complete policy proposal to the policy
manager at APNIC, with the following text used as section 4 (Details
of the Proposal), as the deadline for submissions is looming.
Many thanks for your contributions, and I hope we've done justice to
the various helpful contributions that have been made. We are hopeful
that this policy proposal will be positively considered at the
forthcoming Policy SIG meeting in Beijing at APNIC 28.
Geoff and Phliip
Disclaimer: Both Geoff and Philip are speaking for themselves and
not for their respective employers
APNIC will process and record IPv4 address transfer requests between
current APNIC account holders following the adoption of this proposed
policy, subject to the following conditions. APNIC will maintain a
public log of all transfers made under this policy.
Conditions on the IPv4 address block:
- The minimum transfer size is a /24
- The address block must be in the range of addresses administered
- The address block must be allocated or assigned to a current
APNIC account holder.
- The address block will be subject to all current APNIC policies
from the time of transfer.
Conditions on source of the transfer:
- The source entity must be a current APNIC account holder.
- The source entity must be the currently registered holder of the
IPv4 address resources, and not be involved in any dispute as to
the status of those resources.
- The source entity will be ineligible to receive any further IPv4
address allocations or assignments from APNIC for a period of 12
months after the transfer, or until the exhaustion of APNIC's
IPv4 space (i.e. until the commencement of the use of the "final
/8" resources), whichever occurs first.
- Under exceptional circumstances a member may submit an
application for further assignments or allocations earlier than
the expiration of this period. The APNIC Secretariat will monitor
these exceptional requests carefully and publish comprehensive
statistics on a regular basis. Without identifying any member
organization, these statistics will record the numbers of
requests and the outcome, the economy that the requests come
from and clearly identify if any member has made more than one
request under this provision.
Conditions on recipient of the transfer:
- The recipient entity must be a current APNIC account holder.
- The recipient entity of the transferred resources will be subject
to current APNIC policies. In particular, in any subsequent APNIC
IPv4 address allocation request, the recipient will be required
to account for the efficient utilization of all IPv4 address
space held, including all transferred resources.
- 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.
Applicability to NIRs:
- NIRs have the choice as to when to adopt this policy for their
members (i.e. members of NIRs)
- This proposal is to take effect as soon as the APNIC Secretariat
implement the mechanisms of the policy following the completion
of all steps of the Policy Development Process.