The APNIC Executive Council (EC) today announced an interim arrangement for IPv4 delegations from 103/8, as of Thursday, 28 February at 12:00 (UTC+9), to immediately reduce the maximum delegation size from a /22 to a /23.
The interim arrangement is in response to the approval of prop-127: “Change maximum delegation size of 103/8 IPv4 address pool to a /23” at APNIC 47 in Daejeon, Korea.
Prop-127 was submitted to the APNIC Policy SIG mailing list on 18 January 2019 and was discussed during the Policy SIG meeting at APNIC 47. The proposal was approved by the Policy SIG and again during the APNIC AGM held today.
Prop-127 will now enter a comment period lasting four weeks before it can be submitted to the APNIC EC for endorsement as an APNIC Policy.
During this period, any IPv4 request for a /22 received after 28 February 2019 at 12:00 (UTC+9) will be processed according to prop-127, to a maximum of /23. However, an additional /23 will be reserved for requests that qualify for a /22 under the existing policy.
If prop-127 is rejected at the end of the comment period, APNIC will delegate the reserved /23s to applicants who qualified for a /22. If prop-127 is endorsed by the APNIC EC (and becomes APNIC policy), the reserved address space will be made available for allocation to other applicants.
In addition, prop-129: “Abolish waiting list for unmet IPv4 requests” reached community consensus at APNIC 47. APNIC will still accept new requests to the waiting list during the call for comment period, however, waiting list applicants should be aware that those requests may not be met if the proposal is endorsed and becomes APNIC policy.
For transcripts, video and presentation slides from the APNIC 47 Policy SIG meeting, please visit the conference website.
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As the last few dribbles of public IPv4 get allocated… I can see the bottom of the barrel. Time for IPv6 yet?