Explanation: ICANN has received a Proposed Global Policy for Autonomous System Numbers, ASNs, developed by the addressing community through the Regional Internet Registries bottom-up processes and delivered for ratification to the ICANN Board. Autonomous System Numbers are used in the routing of Internet traffic addressed to major entities, qualifying as Autonomous Systems. The proposal defines timelines and allocation principles for a transition from 2-byte to 4-byte ASNs. For the full text of the proposal click here. The text has been open for public comments on multiple occasions through the RIR’s procedures and a final call for public comments is now open until 7 July 2008.
|Staff member responsible: Olof Nordling