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[rpd] Implementation of Global Policy for Post Exhaustion IPV4 Allocation Mechanism

Seun Ojedeji seun.ojedeji at
Mon Feb 24 14:26:28 UTC 2014

Hello Douglas,all

While i am also neutral on this interpretation as either way works for our
community. I think by option A, it will mean line 2 and 3 on the policy (in
bold below) will be 'somewhat' invalid. So in the name of ''sticking to the
entire guideline'' i go for option 2 as per Fiona's mail

> When one of the RIRs declares it has less than a total of a /9 in its
> inventory, the Recovered IPv4 pool will be declared active, and IPaddresses from the Recovered
> IPv4 Pool will be allocated as follows:
>    - Allocations from the IANA may begin once the pool is declared active.
>    - *In each "IPv4 allocation period", each RIR will receive a single
>    "IPv4 allocation unit" from the IANA.*
>    - *An "IPv4 allocation period" is defined as a 6-month period
>    following 1 March or 1 September in each year.*
> Regards
My personal views

On Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 2:41 PM, Douglas Onyango <ondouglas at>wrote:

> Hello Fiona,
> The original intent of the authors aside, the statement: "Allocations
> from the IANA may begin once the pool is declared active." appears to
> in principle accommodate immediately allocation as well as an
> alignment with the allocation periods --- (option A & B).
> For this reasons, I will concentrate my contribution around which
> option is better for us as a community rather than dwell on which one
> is correct.
> Now considering that
> 1. Option A is a one-time after which all subsequent allocations
> should be aligned with the "allocation period"
> 2. I don't see any logical reason why I would want RIR xxx with less
> than a /9 to wait for the "Allocation period" for resource allocation
> 3. It is unlikely that AFRINIC will be the first RIR to have less than
> a /9 (unlikely to suffer from the wait in B)
> My view for AFRINIC is neutral, but my global view is in support of option
> A
> Regards,
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