Re: [sig-policy] prop-085: Eligibility for critical infrastructure assig
> prop-085-v001: Eligibility for critical infrastructure assignments from
> the final /8
> Authors: Terence Zhang Yinghao <zhangyinghao at cnnic dot cn>
> Wendy Zhao Wei <zhaowei at cnnic dot cn>
> Version: 1
> Date: 22 July 2010
> 1. Introduction
> This policy proposal seeks to make it possible for critical
> infrastructure account holders (such as new ccTLDs or gTLDs) to receive
> portable IPv4 assignments from the final /8 space.
> In the spirit of the current final /8 policy , this proposal still
> 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
> Currently, critical infrastructure networks such as TLDs (Top Level
> Domains) are eligible to receive portable IPv4 assignments under the
> critical infrastructure policy .
> But the current final /8 policy permits only 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
> the critical infrastructure policy.
Why can't the TLDs receive address space under the existing final /8 policy?
Is the problem is that they don't want to become an APNIC account holder?
Surely they could just receive an allocation like everyone else and use
that allocation for their own network infrastructure? (ISPs who are LIRs
do that right now - they don't get a separate assignment to number their
backbone, as far as I know anyway.)
I'm just trying to understand what the actual problem is...