prop-005: Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) policy for allocation of IPv6 blocks to Regional Internet Registries


Proposal text prop-005-v005

This is a proposal for policies governing the allocation of IPv6 address space from the IANA to the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs).

Current status Ratified by the Board of ICANN
Author APNIC Secretariat
Relevant forum Policy SIG
Previous versions


Status in other RIRs

Adopted in AfriNIC, ARIN, LACNIC, and RIPE.

Proposal history
22 July 2003 Version 1 announced to mailing list
20 August 2003 Version 1 approved in principle in APNIC 16 Policy SIG and AMM
25 September 2003 – 20 November 2003

8 week final call for comments

24 December 2003

Version 1 discussed by EC

  • The EC recognised the consensus from the original meeting, but agreed that the decision could not be endorsed until there had been sufficient additional coordination between the RIRs
4 August 2004

Version 2 announced to mailing list

1 September 2004 Version 3 presented in APNIC 18 Policy SIG
17 September 2004

Version 4 in 8 week final call for comments

19 November 2004 Version 4 endorsed by EC
16 June 2005

Adopted by ARIN Board of Trustees

10 August 2005 Version 5 announced to mailing list
8 September 2005 Version 5 reached consensus in APNIC 20 Policy SIG and AMM
21 September 2005 Version 5 in 8 week final call for comments
17 October 2005

Proposal ratified by LACNIC Board

25 November 2005 Version 5 endorsed by EC
19 April 2006

Accepted by the RIPE community

15 May 2006

Proposal ratified by AfriNIC Board of Trustees

6 June 2006 Proposal forwarded by NRO Executive Council to ASO Address Council
13 July 2006 Proposal forwarded by ASO Address Council to ICANN for ratification
7 September 2006 The Board of ICANN ratified the Global Policy for Allocation of IPv6 Addresses