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[AfriNIC-rpd] Proposal: Global Policy for IPv4 Allocations by the IANA Post Exhaustion now online

McTim dogwallah at
Sun Aug 29 15:45:31 UTC 2010

On Sun, Aug 29, 2010 at 11:28 AM, Douglas Onyango <ondouglas at>wrote:

> I am in support of the proposal too, just a few observations:-
> >Pool will be divided on CIDR boundaries and distributed evenly to all
> > eligible RIRs
> I find this directly contradictory to reference to base allocations on
> "need" or do i have my definition of "even" wrong?

RIRs allocate based on need. IANA allocates to RIRs when the RIR has used
~80 of its previous /8 IIRC.  If they weren't diviided even;y, RIPE and ARIN
would probably demonstrate need faster and therefore get more of the pool.

> >> Upon the exhaustion of an RIR's free space pool and after receiving
> > their final /8 from the IANA[3]
> This can be construed to mean they don't have to exhaust their last
> / this the intention?

I think so....see above re: even distribution.

> >Any RIR that is formed after the
> > ICANN Board of Directors has ratified this policy is not eligible to
> > utilize this policy to obtain IPv4 address space from the IANA.
> What is the rationale here?

preclude the ITU from getting any IPv4 space if they are able to form a

> me thinks that if an RIR is formed at this point, they will  need these
> resources the most.

See ICP2: won't be any new
RIRs..for more explanation:

> From the policy, there will be no other v4 resource as the main pool and
> probably the /8 pool (depending on response to my query 2), will both be
> depleted. meaning this RIR will not have v4 at all.

I think that is the point!


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indicates how we get there."  Jon Postel
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