prop-080: Removal of IPv4 prefix exchange policy

Proposal text prop-080-v001

This is a proposal to remove the policy that currently permits resource holders to return three or more noncontiguous IPv4 address blocks and have the prefixes replaced with a single, larger, contiguous block.

Current status

Policy implemented 5 July 2010.

Author Guangliang Pan
Relevant forum Policy SIG
Previous versions NA
Status at other RIRs

ARIN has two policies related to exchanging noncontiguous prefixes. For more information, see section 4.6, "Amnesty and Aggregation Requests" and section 4.7, "Aggregation Requests" in the ARIN Number Resource Policy Manual.

AfriNIC, LACNIC and RIPE have no similar prefix exchange policies.

Proposal history
29 January 2010 Posted to the Policy SIG mailing list for discussion.
4 March 2010 Reached consensus at the APNIC 29 Policy SIG.
8 March – 3 May 2010 Final eight-week call for comments.

18 May 2010 Endorsed by the APNIC Executive Council (EC)

24 May – 21 June 2010 Draft policy documentation open for comment:
News announcement:

Draft documents:

5 July 2010 Implemented.