Re: [sig-policy] prop-086: Global policy for IPv4 allocations by the IAN
>> Okay, so it is not being divided equally between RIRs. It will
>> be given to RIR regions who do not have carefully considered
>> soft-landing policies.
> Wouldn't ARIN's policy 2008-5 qualify as a soft-landing policy?
> Dedicated IPv4 block to facilitate IPv6 deployment
> When ARIN receives its last /8 IPv4 allocation from IANA, a
> contiguous /10 IPv4 block will be set aside and dedicated to
> facilitate IPv6 deployment. Allocations and assignments from
> this block must be justified by immediate IPv6 deployment
> Full details at:
> Can we agree that ARIN has a soft-landing policy?
Yes... Do LACNIC, RIPE, and/or AfriNIC?
The point is that any region that does will be at a disadvantage
vs. regions that do not under this global policy.
>>> But if a new RIR just appears out of nowhere....
>> Not sure what you mean here. RIRs don't appear out of nowhere,
>> they are formed with their community support, and are part of
>> the global community.
> I suppose that a new Internet Registry that comes about from
> a bid to ICANN by an organization that considers itself to be
> above the RIR system wouldn't be considered a "Regional" Internet
> Registry. But such a bid would certainly ask for the new IR
> to be treated equally as the RIRs, if it doesn't ask for
> preferential treatment.
I think this provision is important and is not intended to prevent
the legitimate creation of a Middle East RIR or any other RIR
through the approved process or in any way disadvantage such
an RIR, but, to prevent some external authority from receiving
anything by simply declaring themselves to be an RIR by
some form of legal fiat.