prop104: Clarifying demonstrated needs requirement in IPv4 transfer policy


Proposal text prop-104-v002

This proposal increases to 24 months, the demonstrated need evaluation period for IPv4 transfer recipients.

Current status Implemented.
Authors Shin SHIRAHATA
Norisuke HIRAI
Relevant forum Policy SIG
Previous versions prop-104-v001
Status at other RIRs

AfriNIC currently does not have an IPv4 address transfers policy.

ARIN policy has a clear period for justification for IPv4 address transfers, and the period is 24 months.

LACNIC policy defines to evaluate for 12 months needs for the recipient of the IPv4 address transfer. However, the transfer will only be activate once LACNIC's address pool runs out. (expect for the reserved space)

RIPE the period of needs approved for IPv4 address transfers will be based on the definition of the current allocation policy, which is 3 months. Currently, there is no policy which defines the period of needs based justification, specifically for IPv4 transfers, separate from allocation criteria.
However, there is a policy proposal under discussions which proposes to extend the period of the demonstrated needs in case of IPv4 transfers, up to 24 months.

Proposal history
30 July 2012 Version 1 posted to the Policy SIG mailing list for discussion.
29 August 2012 Version 2 posted to the Policy SIG mailing list for discussion.
30 August 2012 Reached consensus at the APNIC 34 Policy SIG Meeting.
31 August 2012 Reached consensus at the APNIC 34 Member Meeting.
5 September – 31 October 2012 Final eight-week comment period.

30 November 2012 Endorsed by the APNIC Executive Council. Pending implementation.
18 January 2013

Start of Editorial Comment Period

18 February 2013

Policy implementation announcement.