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
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
- 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 effective?
this and other policy proposals is available from:
This policy proposal seeks to
supplement the final /8 policy, by making it possible for account holders
to receive assignments from the final /8 space.
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
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 policies.
Situation in other RIRs ---------------------------
has a policy proposal under discussion that permits assignments as well
as allocations to be made from AfriNIC's last /8 from IANA:
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
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
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
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
5. Pros/Cons -------------
- This proposal makes it consistent in
dealing with IPv4 addresses allocation and
assignment in the final /8 phase.
6. Effect on APNIC
APNIC account holders may
receive IPv4 addresses assignments from the final /8.
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