prop-008: IANA IPv4 resource request procedures


This is a proposal to formalise the procedures IANA uses to allocate IPv4 address blocks to Regional Internet Registries.

Proposal referenceprop-008-v001
Current statusPolicy active.
Discussion documentInternet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) policies for allocation of IPv4 blocks to Regional Internet Registries
AuthorJoint RIRs
Relevant forumAddress policy SIG
Mailing listsig-policy

Proposal history

Posting to mailing list23 July 2003Announced
Presentation at APNIC meeting20 August 2003

Approved at APNIC 16

  • Presentation [ppt | pdf]
  • Address policy minutes [html]
Comment period on mailing list25 September 2003


Comments closed 20 November 2003

EC endorsement24 December 2003


Endorsement by other RIR communities 

ARIN region

LACNIC region

RIPE region

ASO discussion19 August 2004

ASO (Address Supporting Organization) Address Council (AC) forwarded proposal to ICANN for ratification.

ICANN Board ratification18 February 2005ICANN Board meetings
ICANN public comment period9 March 2005


The public comment period was open 21 days.

Adoption by ICANN Board8 April 2005


Implemented8 April 2005

Policy active.

Documentation8 April 2005

Official documentation