Dear SIG members,
The proposal, 'Eligibility for assignments from the final /8', has been
sent to the Policy SIG for review. It will be presented at the Policy
SIG at APNIC 29 in Kuala Lumpur, 1-5 March 2010.
We invite you to review and comment on the proposal on the mailing list
before the meeting.
The comment period on the mailing list before an APNIC meeting is an
important part of the policy development process. We encourage you to
express your views on the proposal:
- Do you support or oppose this proposal?
- Does this proposal solve a problem you are experiencing? If so,
tell the community about your situation.
- Do you see any disadvantages in this proposal?
- Is there anything in the proposal that is not clear?
- What changes could be made to this proposal to make it more
Information about this and other policy proposals is available from:
Randy, Ching-Heng, and Terence
prop-081-v001: Eligibility for assignments from the final /8
Authors: Terence Zhang Yinghao <zhangyinghao at cnnic dot cn>
Jane Zhang <zhangjian at cnnic dot cn>
Wendy Zhao Wei <zhaowei at cnnic dot cn>
Date: 1 February 2010
This policy proposal seeks to supplement the final /8 policy, by making
it possible for account holders to receive assignments from the final /8
In the spirit of the current final /8 policy , this proposal ensures
each account holder is only eligible to receive one single allocation OR
assignment from the final /8 space.
2. Summary of the current problem
The current final /8 policy , only permits allocations to account
holders to be made. This means that during the final /8 phase, it will
be impossible to make IPv4 addresses assignments to end users under
multihoming, Internet Exchange Point (IXP) and Critical infrastructure
3. Situation in other RIRs
AfriNIC has a policy proposal under discussion that permits assignments
as well as allocations to be made from AfriNIC's last /8 from IANA:
AFPUB-2009-v4-003: IPv4 Soft Landing Policy
ARIN has adopted a policy that permits both assignments and allocations
to be made from a /10 block reserved from ARIN's final /8 from IANA:
2008-5: Dedicated IPv4 block to facilitate IPv6 Deployment
RIPE has similar policy proposal under discussion that permits
assignments as well as allocations to be made from RIPE's last /8
2009-04: IPv4 Allocation and Assignments to Facilitate IPv6
LACNIC currently has no similar policy or proposal.
It is proposed that each APNIC account holder will be eligible to
request and receive a single assignment from the remaining /8 worth of
space, with the following conditions:
1. Each assignment will consist of the minimum IPv4 assignment size.
In the case of multihoming assignments, which under current
policy have no minimum size, the minimum size is proposed to
match that of IXP and Critical infrastructure assignments.
2. The account holder must meet the criteria for receiving an IPv4
portable assignment specified in one of the following policies
specified in "Policies for IPv4 address space management in the
Asia Pacific region":
- Small multihoming assignments
- Internet Exchange Points
- Critical infrastructure
3. All APNIC account holders are eligible to receive only one
allocation OR assignment from the final /8 worth of address
space. This applies to both current and future account holders.
- This proposal makes it consistent in dealing with IPv4 addresses
allocation and assignment in the final /8 phase.
6. Effect on APNIC Members
APNIC account holders may receive IPv4 addresses assignments from the
7. Effect on NIRs
Same as effect on APNIC Members.
 See section 9.10, "Policies for IPv4 address space
management in the Asia Pacific region"
 See section 11, "Assignments and exchanges" in "Policies for IPv4
address space management in the Asia Pacific region"
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