This proposal suggests increasing the maximum IPv4 delegation size for new APNIC account holders from a /23 to a /22 and, if requested, delegating an additional /23 for APNIC account holders with less than a total of a /21 of IPv4 resources.
APNIC account holders with a total amount of IPv4 resources equal to and more than a /21 are not eligible for further IPv4 delegations.
Shubham Agarwal and Gaurav Kansal
|Relevant forum||Policy SIG|
|Secretariat impact assessment||
APNIC notes this proposal suggests increasing the maximum IPv4 delegation size for new APNIC account holders from a /23 to a /22 and, if requested, delegating an additional /23 for current APNIC account holders with less than a total of a /21 of IPv4 addresses. Current APNIC account holders with a total amount of IPv4 addresses equal to and more than a /21 are not eligible for further IPv4 delegations.
APNIC believes that the eligibility criteria for this proposal are unclear and raises the following concerns:
This proposal makes no mention of the current policy which states that IPv4 addresses delegated from the available pool cannot be transferred for a minimum of five years after the initial delegation. However, if this proposal is accepted by the community, it will be subject to this restriction.
To address some of these concerns, APNIC recommends that the authors and community simplify the proposal. A suggested proposed solution is as follows:
New APNIC account holders are eligible for a maximum of /## IPv4 addresses from the APNIC available pool.
This policy will remain in effect until APNIC has exhausted all available IPv4 addresses. Following that, requests will be placed in the first-come-first-served waiting list to delegate IPv4 addresses as they become available, with no guarantees.
If this proposal reaches consensus and is endorsed by the EC, implementation will require changes to systems, procedures, and service level agreements. The Secretariat also believes a likely rush by Members to apply for additional IPv4 space will mean additional staff will need to be recruited and trained to handle a high volume of requests in a short period of time. For these reasons, implementation may be completed in eight to nine months.
|20 January 2023||Version 1 posted to the Policy SIG mailing list for discussion and community development.|
|01 March 2023||No consensus call at APNIC 55. Authors presented a newer version than the one submitted to the mailing list for discussion.|
|31 July 2023||Withdrawn by the author.|