prop-085: Eligibility for critical infrastructure assignments from the final /8

Proposal text prop-085-v001
Synopsis This policy proposal seeks to make it possible for critical infrastructure account holders (such as new ccTLDs or gTLDs) to receive portable IPv4 assignments from the final /8 space. In the spirit of the current final /8 policy [1], this proposal still ensures each account holder is only eligible to receive one single allocation OR assignment from the final /8 space.
Current status Abandoned.
Authors Terence Zhang Yinghao

Wendy Zhao Wei

Relevant forum Policy SIG
Previous versions NA
Status at other RIRs AfriNIC has a policy proposal, AFPUB-2010-v4-002: IPv4 Soft Landing Proposal under discussion that permits assignments as well as allocations to be made from AfriNIC’s last /8 from IANA.

ARIN has adopted a policy, NRPM section 4.10, Dedicated IPv4 block to facilitate IPv6 Deployment, that will take effect when ARIN receives its final /8 from IANA. This policy permits both assignments and allocations to be made from a reserved /10 block as long as the requester can demonstrate immediate IPv6 deployment requirements.

LACNIC has adopted a policy, LACNIC Policy Manual, section 10.1, Special IPv4 Allocations/Assignments Reserved for New Members, that permits critical infrastructure assignments to new members from LACNIC’s final /12.

RIPE has a policy proposal, 2010-02: Allocations from the last /8, under discussion that permits allocations to be made from RIPE’s last /8 worth of space, but not assignments.

Proposal history
22 July 2010 Submitted to the Policy SIG mailing list for discussion.
26 August 2010 Presented at APNIC 30 Policy SIG. Did not reach consensus.
31 August 2010 Returned to the Policy SIG for further discussion.
18 February 2011 Withdrawn by authors.