Dear colleagues

Version 1 of prop-129: Abolish Waiting list for unmet IPv4 requests, 
reached consensus at the APNIC 47 Open Policy Meeting and later at the 
APNIC Annual General Meeting (AGM).

This proposal will now move to the next step in the APNIC Policy
Development Process and is being returned to the Policy SIG mailing list
for the final Comment Period.

- Deadline for comments:  23:59 (UTC +10) Thursday, 28 March 2019

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

Sumon, Ching-Heng, Bertrand
Policy SIG Chairs


prop-129-v001: Abolish Waiting list for unmet IPv4 requests


Proposers: Aftab Siddiqui

1. Problem Statement

The current APNIC IPv4 Policy allows each APNIC account holder to receive
up to a /22 from the IPv4 Recovered Pool after they have received a /22 
the final /8 pool (103/8).  However, the Recovered Pool may not always have
enough resources for delegation, therefore a waiting list was created. The
position of a Member on the waiting list is strictly determined by the date
and time that the Member’s completed request received by APNIC. At the time
of writing, there are 658 members in the waiting list.  In 2018, APNIC
received 10 x /24 and 1 x /23 (equal to 3 x /22) from IANA recovered pool.
In the same year, more than 400 members were added to the waiting list
where the majority were requesting for /22. IANA recovered address 
are shrinking to a level where it is impossible to provide IPv4 
resources to
current 658 members in the waiting list.

2. Objective of policy change

The objective is to remove the waiting list as the IANA or APNIC 
recovered address
space is not enough. All the members in the waiting list already have a 
minimum of
/22 address space from last /8 (103/8) address block. Whatever is 
recovered by IANA
or by APNIC should be left aside to new members ONLY.

3. Situation in other regions

Please correct if otherwise
ARIN - returned and/or recovered address space is added to the ARIN's 
free pool
RIPE NCC - returned and/or recovered address space is added to the RIPE 
NCC’s free pool
LACNIC - returned and/or recovered address space is added to reserve block
AFRINIC - No Clear

4. Proposed policy solution

Abolish the current waiting list and once the APNIC receives IPv4 
recovered address
space from IANA or recovered by themselves (through closures or returns 
etc) then
it should be treated under the same policy as last /8 (103/8).

A waiting list will be created once APNIC runs out of resources in last 
/8 and same
last /8 allocation policy will be applied to the waiting list.

5. Advantages / Disadvantages

Removing an unnecessary waiting list and able to utilize the recovered 
address pool
as part of available IPv4 resources or last /8.

It will also encourage the waiting list members to implement IPv6.

No disadvantages.

6. Impact on resource holders

No impact on existing resource holders.

7. References
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