[LACNIC/Politicas] Global Policy for IPv4 Allocations by the IANA Post Exhaustion

Max Larson Henry maxlarson.henry at transversal.ht
Tue Jun 8 15:22:53 BRT 2010

Hi Chris,

As we don't have the name of the folks behind this proposal... Is this
a new version of the global policy proposal endorsed by four of the
RIR or a brand new initiative ?



On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 4:34 PM, Chris Grundemann <cgrundemann at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello LACNIC!
> A group of folks and I have been working on a global policy proposal
> regarding returning and re-allocating IPv4 addresses to and from the
> IANA post IPv4 exhaustion. We have decided that the best approach is
> to post the draft text publicly in each of the five regions and
> request comments before officially submitting it as a global policy
> proposal. In this way we hope to be able to address any gaps or other
> problems early on, avoiding potential issues later in the process.
> Your comments, on or off list, are welcome and appreciated. We are
> collecting additional feedback until June 8, 2010 and possibly beyond,
> depending upon the feedback.
> # Global Policy for IPv4 Allocations by the IANA Post Exhaustion #
> Global Policy for IPv4 Allocations by the IANA Post Exhaustion
> Rationale:
> This policy defines the process for the allocation of IPv4 addresses
> post "Exhaustion Phase"[1]. In order to fulfill the requirements of
> this policy, the IANA must set up a reclamation pool to hold addresses
> in and distribute from in compliance with this policy. This policy
> establishes the process by which IPv4 addresses can be returned to and
> re-issued from the IANA post Exhaustion Phase.
> The intent of this policy is as follows:
>    * Includes all post Exhaustion Phase address space returned to the IANA.
>    * Allows allocations by the IANA from the Reclamation Pool once
> the Exhaustion Phase has been completed.
>    * Defines "need" as the basis for further IPv4 allocations by the IANA.
>    * Does not differentiate any class of IPv4 address space unless
> defined by RFC 1918.
>    * Encourages the return of IPv4 address space by making this
> re-allocation process available.
>    * Disallows transfers of addresses sourced from the Reclamation
> Pool in the absence of an IPV4 Global Transfer Policy to neutralize
> transfer process inequities across RIR regions.
>    * Applies to legacy IPv4 Address Space initially allocated by the
> IANA to users including the allocations to RIRs.
>    * Includes any length of fragments currently held by the IANA now
> or in the future.
> 1. Reclamation Pool
> Upon adoption of this IPv4 address policy by the ICANN Board of
> Directors, the IANA shall establish a Reclamation Pool to be utilized
> post RIR IPv4 exhaustion as defined in Section 5. As soon as the first
> RIR exhausts its inventory of IP address space, this Reclamation Pool
> will be declared active.
> 2. Returning Address Space to the IANA
> The IANA will accept into the Reclamation Pool all eligible IPv4
> address space that is offerred for return. Eligible address space
> includes any addresses not previously designated for special use by an
> IETF published RFC explicitly offerred for return to the IANA by:
> a) The RIR to which the space is assigned
> b) The registrant of record where no RIR holds authority
> 3. Address Allocations from the Reclamation Pool by the IANA
> Allocations from the Reclamation Pool may begin once the pool is
> declared active. Aggregates in the Reclamation Pool may be divided on
> a CIDR boundary to the longest minimum allocation or assignment of any
> of the RIRs in order to complete these allocations. Addresses that are
> left over will be held in the Reclamation Pool until additional IP
> addresses are returned, or a minimum allocation unit is achieved that
> allows continued allocations from the pool.
> 4. RIR Eligibility for Receiving Allocations from the Reclamation Pool
> Upon the exhaustion of an RIR's free space pool, an RIR will become
> eligible to request address space from the IANA Reclamation Pool when
> it publicly announces via its respective global announcements email
> list and by posting a notice on its website that it has exhausted its
> supply of IPv4 address space. Exhaustion is defined as an inventory of
> less than the equivalent of a single /8 and the inability to further
> assign address space to its customers in units equal to or shorter
> than the longest of the RIR's policy defined minimum allocation unit.
> Any RIR that is formed after this policy has been adopted by the ICANN
> Board of Directors is not eligible to utilize this policy to obtain
> IPv4 address space from the IANA.
> 5. Reporting Requirements
> The IANA shall publish on at least a weekly basis a report that is
> publicly available which at a minimum details all address space that
> has been received and that has been allocated. The IANA shall publish
> a Returned Address Space Report which indicates what resources were
> returned, by whom and when. The IANA shall publish an Allocations
> Report on at least a weekly basis which at a minimum indicates what
> IPv4 address space has been allocated, which RIR received the
> allocation and when. The IANA shall publish a public report confirming
> RIR eligibility subsequent to Section 4.
> 6. No Transfer Rights
> Address space assigned from the Reclamation Pool is not subject to
> transfer outside of an ICANN Board adopted globally adopted transfer
> policy. The definition of Global Transfer Policy for the purpose of
> this policy is a global policy that has been processed and adopted by
> ICANN in compliance with the MoU [2] and attachments as agreed to in
> October 2004 between ICANN and the RIRs.
> 7. Definitions
> IANA - Internet Assigned Numbers Authority or it's successor
> ICANN - Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers or it's successor
> RIR - Regional Internet Registry as recognized by ICANN
> MOU - Memorandum of Understanding between ICANN and the RIR's
> IPV4 - Internet Protocol Version Four, the target protocol of this Global Policy
> 8. References
> 1. http://www.icann.org/en/general/allocation-remaining-ipv4-space.htm
> Global Policy for the Allocation of the Remaining IPv4 Address Space,
> IANA, Retrieved 27 April 2010
> 2. http://www.nro.net/documents/aso-mou.html ICANN Address Supporting
> Organization (ASO) MoU , Retrieved 27 May 2010.
> ##
> Thank you for your time and attention!
> ~Chris
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