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[rpd] LACNIC reaches final /10 of IPv4 space

Badru Ntege badru.ntege at
Wed Jun 11 05:56:58 UTC 2014

Hi Seun

How about a policy that reserves the last portion of V4 to purely continental Academic institutions through the existing needs based justification process and thus limiting the generally available V4 which will mean that we all start thinking and walking towards v6.

So unless you are academia,  Available V4 will be very limited.   This also ensures that resources would stay in the region.

So for example take 40% of the available resources now and reserve them for Academia with a limited time say 4 years.

Make the remaining resources available but with strict conditions for those who might be planning to take them abroad.

A very generalized view to trigger dialogue.



On 6/10/14, 11:13 PM, "Seun Ojedeji" <seun.ojedeji at<mailto:seun.ojedeji at>> wrote:

Thanks for this update Alan, from all indication it will seem that v4 exhaustion time within AfriNIC region may be sooner than earlier predicted.

Should this region be worried?... maybe:
- More content in those region where v4 is getting exhausted will go v6 but then v6 deployment in our region is relatively low (someone says there is translation to the rescue)
- Our region will continue to experience an increase in v4 requests from organizations that are more domicile in regions with v4 exhaustion. Perhaps this could be an opportunity to "by policy" improve ISP establishment in our region? Maybe yes. Should we also "by policy" ensure addresses within this region are used more within the region.... how do we encourage this as the region seem to be comfortable with *translation*. Can policy make this happen?

PS: My views alone.
sent from Google nexus 4
kindly excuse brevity and typos.

On 10 Jun 2014 17:23, "Alan Barrett" <apb at<mailto:apb at>> wrote:
Three weeks ago, on 20 May 2014, LACNIC's available pool of IPv4 space became less then a /9 equivalent.  This triggered the activation of IANA's Recovered IPv4 Pool in terms of Global Policy GPP-IPv4-2011.

Today, 10 June 2014, LACNIC's available pool of IPv4 space became less than a /10 equivalent (4194302 IPv4 addresses).  This triggers LACNIC's IPv4 exhaustion policy.

Announcements from 20 May 2014:

Announcement from 10 Jun 2014:

--apb (Alan Barrett)
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