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On 13 June 2008, the Chair of the Address Supporting Organization Address Council forwarded a Proposed Global Policy for Autonomous System Numbers, ASNs, for ratification by the ICANN Board. Essentially, 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 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 for handling global policy proposals in this context. In line with the procedures, a final call for public comments is now open until 7 July 2008.
Click here to view comments on the Proposed Global Policy for Autonomous System Numbers.
Click here to submit comments on the Proposed Global Policy for Autonomous System Numbers.
The ASN global policy proposal has progressed through the bottom-up policy development processes of the Regional Internet Registries since spring 2007, as described in a series of "early awareness" reports posted on the ICANN website, see http://www.icann.org/announcements/proposal-asn-report-29nov07.htm. The table below describes the development steps within each RIR for the proposal. Hyperlinks are included for easy access. As of 30 January 2008, all RIRs had formally adopted the proposal. On 3 May 2008, the Executive Council of the Number Resource Organization sent the final version of the proposal to the ASO AC for procedural verification according to established procedures and subsequent forwarding to the ICANN Board for ratification. On 12 June, the ASO AC resolved to forward the proposal to the ICANN Board.