prop-152: Reduce the IPv4 delegation from /23 to /24

Proposal text prop-152-v001
Objective

This proposal suggests continuing to delegate IPv4 addresses under current policy, but once the IPv4 address space in the current available pool [2,792,192 (0.3%)] is depleted, reducing the maximum IPv4 delegation to /24 and delegating to new account holders only from the “reserved” space when it becomes available for delegation.

This proposal also suggests creating a waiting list for prospective requestor on a first-come, first-served basis once all available and reserved IPv4 address space is depleted.

According to this proposal, APNIC or NIR account holders who have already received an IPv4 address will be ineligible for any further IPv4 delegation from APNIC or NIRs once the current available space [2,792,192 (0.3%)] is depleted.

Current status Did not reach consensus at APNIC 56
Authors

Rajesh Chharia and Vivek Narayan

Relevant forum Policy SIG
Previous versions n/a
Secretariat impact assessment

Version 1

APNIC notes that this proposal suggests limiting the maximum IPv4  delegation to a /24 once the current available pool is depleted and delegating only to new account holders, including NIR members.

APNIC also notes that APNIC/NIR account holders who have already received IPv4 addresses will be ineligible for any further IPv4 delegations once the current available space is depleted.

Clarifications:

The proposed waiting list in this proposal is already implemented in the current policy document Section 6.1.

It is suggested that the actual number of IPv4 addresses available and reserved mentioned in the proposal be omitted because these figures may change during and after the proposal’s discussion at the APNIC 56 OPM. The proposal can simply include the terms “available pool” and “reserved pool,” and the proposed solution can be discussed in relation to these terms.

Implementation:

This proposal may require changes to APNIC systems. If this proposal reaches consensus, implementation may be completed within 3 months.

Proposal history
21 July 2023 Version 1 posted to the Policy SIG mailing list for discussion and community development.
14 September 2023 Did not reach consensus at APNIC 56 and sent back to the Policy SIG mailing list for further discussion.