In IPv4 under the NAT, end users, universities etc - which are not authorised to sub-allocate IP blocks they receive from APNIC or NIR - can distribute private IP address from the reserved block for other business purposes but not as an ISP. The situation with IPv6 it is totally different as there is no such thing like NAT as in IPv4. Here end users, universities, organisation etc are not allowed to further allocate the IP resources APNIC allocates them. However, they can allocate global public IP address space to the device under them with using the NAT. As the real-time scenarios and examples mentioned in the proposal justify the need for this policy amendment, the IPv6 allocation policy needs to be updated as per the author.
As this proposal will help in increasing the number of participants, we would like to submit a few suggestions to be included in the PDPs:
1. In upcoming APNIC meetings, Proposal may be submitted in a tabular format, where required. Also, the previous versions of the proposals could be submitted in track change mode so as to make it easy for participants to compare various parameters and previous versions. The author may also submit the statistics, reports etc related to the incidents or observations which they are relying upon or using as a reference or justification for the amendment or requirement of the new policy.
2. The proposed proposal could also be discussed at OPMs of National Internet Registries. OPMs could be conducted after the submissions of proposals. This will also help to increase the number of participants in discussions from the NIR registries affiliate’s members and others.