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Implementing the Global Policy for Post Exhaustion IPv4 Allocation Mechanisms by the IANA

Comment/Reply Periods (*) Important Information Links
Comment Open: 4 October 2012
Comment Close: 25 October 2012
Close Time (UTC): 23:59 Public Comment Announcement
Reply Open: 26 October 2012 To Submit Your Comments (Forum Closed)
Reply Close: 15 November 2012 View Comments Submitted
Close Time (UTC): 23:59 Report of Public Comments
Brief Overview
Originating Organization: IANA Department
Categories/Tags: Internet Protocol Addressing
Purpose (Brief): The Board ratified the Global Policy for Post Exhaustion IPv4 Allocation Mechanisms by the IANA in May. This public comment period is intended to gather input on options open for implementation.
Current Status: Awaiting public comment
Next Steps: Decide on implementation
Staff Contact: Leo Vegoda Email: leo.vegoda@icann.org
Detailed Information
Section I: Description, Explanation, and Purpose
The Board ratified the Global Policy for Post Exhaustion IPv4 Allocation Mechanisms by the IANA in May. This public comment period is intended to gather input on options for implementation.
Section II: Background

The policy requires ICANN to "make appropriate modifications to the 'Internet Protocol V4 Address Space' page of the IANA website." Since the policy was ratified, the RIRs have returned approximately 1ΒΌ /8s of address space in almost 150 prefixes. The purpose of this consultation [PDF, 371 KB] is to gather input on the most appropriate way to make these changes for the different users of the IANA IPv4 address registries.

The policy also requires IPv4 addresses to be allocated to the RIRs and we would like to gather input on the most appropriate mechanism to select the address blocks to be allocated.

Section III: Document and Resource Links
Section IV: Additional Information
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(*) Comments submitted after the posted Close Date/Time are not guaranteed to be considered in any final summary, analysis, reporting, or decision-making that takes place once this period lapses.

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