prop-086: Global Policy for IPv4 Allocations by the IANA Post Exhaustion

Proposal text prop-086-v003

With the depletion of the IANA free pool of IPv4 address space, the current policy regarding the allocation of IPv4 address space to the RIRs will become moot. The RIRs may, according to their individual policies and procedures, recover IPv4 address space. This policy provides a mechanism for the RIRs to retro allocate the recovered IPv4 address space to the IANA and provides the IANA the policy by which it can allocate it back to the RIRs on a needs basis. This policy creates a new global pool of IPv4 address space that can be allocated where it is needed on a global basis without a transfer of address space between the RIRs.

This policy proposal addresses the issues raised with the previous policy proposal prop-069, which the authors agree will not gain global consensus without significant revision.

Current status Abandoned.
Authors Steve Bertrand
Chris Grundemann
Aaron Hughes
Louie Lee
Matt Pounsett
Jason Schiller
Relevant forum Policy SIG
Previous versions prop-086-v001
Status at other RIRs

This proposal is being submitted in all RIR regions, with a view to becoming a global policy.

AfriNIC: AFPUB-2010-v4-006: Submitted. Presented at AfriNIC 13. However, due to a change in the text of the proposal within a week of the meeting, consensus could not be obtained. Returned for further discussion on mailing list, and to be presented at AfriNIC 14.

ARIN: 2010-10: Submitted. The ARIN Address Council has recommended adoption.

LACNIC: LAC-2010-04: Submitted. Presented at LACNIC XIV. Returned to the mailing list for further discussion.

RIPE: 2010-05: Submitted. Under initial discussion.

Proposal history
23 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 mailing list for further discussion.
23 December 2010 Version 2 submitted to the Policy SIG mailing list for discussion.
18 February 2011 Version 3 submitted to the Policy SIG mailing list for discussion.
24 February 2011 Did not reach consensus at APNIC 31 Policy SIG and was abandoned.