prop-144: Reserve pool under Experimental Allocation Policy

Proposal text prop-144-v002
   
Objective

In line with the spirit of Experimental RFCs being developed at the IETF, this proposal suggests providing reasonable assurance to the community on the continued availability of IPv4 addresses for experimental allocation requests by reserving a /21 IPv4 address block for the next five years from date of this proposal’s implementation. This reservation will expire five years after the date of the proposal’s implementation.

In addition, this proposal also suggests bringing the current policy text in line with the Membership Fee Schedule by replacing the words “IP resource application fee” with “assessment of a Member’s annual fee” in Section 5.7.5 of the policy document.

   
Current status Endorsed by APNIC EC
   
Authors Anupam Agrawal
Simon Sohel Baroi
Amrita Choudhury
   
Relevant forum Policy SIG
   
Previous versions prop-144-v001
   
Status at other RIRs All the other regions (except RIPE) do have an experimental allocation policy but none have a
reserved pool for the purpose.
   
Secretariat impact assessment

prop-144-v002:

APNIC understands this proposal is suggesting reserving a /21 IPv4 address space for the next five years from the date of the implementation of this proposal if reached consensus. This reservation will expire five years after the date of the implementation.

In addition, this proposal also suggests bringing the current policy text in line with the Membership Fee Schedule by replacing the words “IP resource application fee” with “assessment of a Member’s annual fee” under the Section 5.7.5 of the APNIC’s Internet Number Resource Policies document.

Clarification:

It is not clear from the proposal if the Experimental allocations policy for IPv4 requests would continue or deprecates after the expiration of the reserved space?

Recommendation:

May be this data is useful for the proposal discussion to decrease or increase the IPv4 reserved address space.

In the last five years (2017-2021) APNIC delegated six /24s to Experimental allocation requests.

Observations:

Three of the five experimental IPv4 delegations included memorable ranges so they are easy to remember for DNS experiments. If this proposal is implemented, APNIC won’t be able to process any special requests for delegation of a memorable IPv4 address.

Implementation:

This proposal would not require any changes to the systems.

If this proposal reaches consensus, implementation can be completed within 3 months.

   
Proposal history
02 February 2022 Version 2 posted to the Policy SIG mailing list for discussion and community development.
02 March 2022 Reached consensus at APNIC 53.
04 March 2022 Open call for final comments.
04 April 2022 End of final comment period.
11 April 2022 Endorsed by APNIC EC