[menog] Global Policy Proposal for Remaining IPv4 Address Space - Background Report

Baher Esmat baher.esmat at icann.org
Sat Jan 12 21:45:50 GMT 2008


I thought this might be of interest to some. 

There are two concurrent versions of the Global Policy Proposal for
Allocation of the Remaining IPv4 Address Space in the Regional Internet
Registry System:

    * A version (1) "Global Policy for the Allocation of the Remaining IPv4
Address Space", first presented at LACNIC X in May 2007
    * A version (2) "End Policy for IANA IPv4 allocations to RIRs", first
presented at APNIC 24 in September 2007

Both versions feature the same approach and propose to distribute an equal
number N of /8 IPv4 address blocks to each RIR when the IANA pool is
approaching exhaustion, but differ in the proposed value of N, notably 2 or
1, respectively (although originally with N proposed as 5 in the first
version). Due to their similarity, both versions are being discussed in
parallel in the RIRs and are regarded essentially as one proposal, with a
view to converging on a value for N.

More details with links to all documents are here:

Let me know if you have any questions. 


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