Part of prop-117: "Returned IPv4 address management and Final /8 exhaustion", reached consensus at the APNIC 43 Policy SIG and then later at the AGM.
Components of the proposal regarding which pool 103/8 blocks should be returned to reached consensus. There was no agreement on the proposal for Final /8 pool exhaustion procedures.
A new version prop-117-v003 was created to make it clear which part of the proposal is reaching the final Comment Period.
The proposed policy solution reaching consensus is
Handling returned address: - Recovered 103/8 space will be placed in the 103/8 (Final /8) pool. - Recovered non-103/8 space will be placed in the IPv4 Recovered pool.
This proposal will now move to the next step in the APNIC Policy Development Process and is being returned to the Policy SIG mailing list for the final Comment Period.
At the end of this period the Policy SIG Chairs will evaluate comments made and determine if the consensus reached at APNIC 43 still holds. The Chairs may extend the Comment Period to a maximum of eight (8) weeks to allow further discussion.
If consensus holds, the Chair of the Policy SIG will ask the APNIC Executive Council to endorse the proposal for implementation.
- Send all comments and questions to: <sig-policy at apnic dot net> - Deadline for comments: 23:59 (UTC +10) Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Proposal details, including the full text of the proposal, history, and links to previous versions are available at:
APNIC currently makes delegations from two IPv4 pools. These are the 103/8 (Final /8) pool and the non-103/8 IPv4 Recovered pool.
With current policy, all returned address space, including 103/8 blocks, will be merged into the IPv4 Recovered pool.
If a 103/8 block is returned, it is placed in the IPv4 Recovered pool and re-distributed as returned space. Some organisations may receive duplicate blocks from 103/8: one under the final /8 policy, the other under the returned pool policy.
Current APNIC Policy requires account holders to receive address space from the 103/8 (Final /8) pool before they can apply for address space from the Recovered pool.
APNIC currently manages a Recovered Pool Waiting List for approved requests that cannot be met from the IPv4 Recovered pool.
2. Objective of policy change -----------------------------
To simplify the address pool management and to provide guidance for 103/8 pool exhaustion.
3. Situation in other regions -----------------------------