On 13 July 2006, the Secretary of the Address Supporting Organization Address Council forwarded to ICANN a proposed global policy for allocation of IPv6 address space.
This proposed global policy had been submitted to the ASO AC by the Executive Council of the Number Resource Organization on 6 June 2006, and adopted by the ASO AC on 12 July 2006.
The development of Global Internet Number Resource Policies is the subject of an MoU between ASO/NRO and ICANN. There are also specific ICANN Board Procedures, adopted by the Board on 15 July 2005 at the ICANN meeting in Luxemburg, for handling global policy proposals in this context.
The development of the IPv6 policy has been in development in the Regional Internet Registries for several years, as described in a series of "early awareness" reports posted on the ICANN website, see e.g. <http://www.icann.org/announcements/ipv6-report-16may06.htm>.
The table below describes the policy development process within each RIR for the Global Policy for IPv6. Hyperlinks are included for easy access. As of 16 May 2006, all RIRs had formally adopted the proposal.
Click here to view the Proposed Global Policy for Allocation of IPv6 Address Space
Click here to view comments on the Proposed Global Policy for Allocation of IPv6 Address Space
Click here to submit comments on the Proposed Global Policy for Allocation of IPv6 Address Space (Please note that pursuant to the previously adopted procedure, all comments must be submitted no later than 4 August 2006.)