|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 , this proposal still ensures each account holder is only eligible to receive one single allocation OR assignment from the final /8 space.|
|Authors|| Terence Zhang Yinghao
Wendy Zhao Wei
|Relevant forum||Policy SIG|
|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.
|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|18 February 2011||Withdrawn by authors.|