Dear colleagues

Version 2 of prop-120:  Final /8 pool exhaustion plan, did not reach consensus 
at the APNIC 45 Open Policy Meeting and was returned to the mailing list for 
further discussion.

Proposal details, including the full text of the proposal, history, and
links to previous versions are available at: 


Sumon, Bertrand, Ching-Heng
Policy SIG Chairs 


prop-120-v002: Final /8 pool exhaustion plan


Proposer:      Tomohiro Fujisaki
              fujisaki at syce dot net

1. Problem statement

APNIC makes IPv4 address delegation from two IPv4 pools. These are the
103/8 (Final /8) pool and the non-103/8 IPv4 Recovered pool.

Currently, there are no IPv4 addresses in the non-103/8 IPv4 Recovered
pool and APNIC manages a Recovered Pool Waiting List for approved
requests. And, based on the Geoff's projection (*1), the 103/8 (Final
/8) pool will be exhausted in a few years.

It will be necessary to make a guidance about how to manage the IPv4
delegation after both IPv4 pools exhaustion.

2. Objective of policy change

To provide a guidance for 103/8 pool exhaustion.

3. Situation in other regions


4. Proposed policy solution

Guidance for 103/8 pool exhaustion:

- The first time an approved request cannot be fulfilled from the 103/8
  pool, a waiting list will be created. That waiting list will be
  managed same as recovered pool waiting list.

- APNIC continue to manage two pools, the recovered pool and the 103/8 pool.

5. Advantages / Disadvantages


- Possible to avoid confusion at 103/8 address pool exhaustion date



6. Impact on resource holders

No impact to resource holders.

7. References
1. IPv4 Address Report <>

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