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Global Addressing Policies


Title Comment Date Adopted
Board's Review Procedures for Global Internet Number Resource Policies Forwarded for Ratification by the ASO Address Council in Accordance with the ASO MoU This is not a Global Policy, but the procedure used by the Board to review proposed global policies. 15 July 2005


Policy Title Comment Date Adopted
Global Policy for Allocation of IPv6 Address Space This is the policy for allocating IPv6 blocks to RIRs 7 September 2006
Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Policy for Allocation of ASN Blocks to Regional Internet Registries This is the policy for allocating Autonomous System Number blocks to RIRs September 2010
Global Policy for Post Exhaustion IPv4 Allocation Mechanisms by the IANA This policy defines the basis on which IANA will accept returns of IPv4 space to its reclamation pool and the basis on which it will allocate that space to the RIRs 6 May 2012

Obsoleted Policies

Policy Title Comment Date Obsoleted
Global Policy for Allocation of ASN Blocks to Regional Internet Registries This was the policy for allocating Autonomous System Number blocks to RIRs September 2010
Policy For Allocation of IPv4 Blocks to Regional Internet Registries This is the policy for allocating IPv4 blocks to RIRs 3 February 2011
Global Policy for the Allocation of the Remaining IPv4 Address Space The is the policy for allocating the last five IPv4 blocks to RIRs 3 February 2011

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