1/8 and 27/8 allocated to APNIC

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Fri Jan 22 16:02:16 UTC 2010

In the absence of global policy on this matter, the RIRs and IANA
try to work together in the tradition of the Internet in order to 
keep things running as smoothly as possible.  This is a *feature* 
not a bug.

If you want formal policy in this area, it's very easy to submit a 
proposal for global number policy to each of the RIRs and that will 
produce the desired result.  One should be realistic about the time 
requirements to produce uniform global policy; it looks to take about 
12 to 18 months from policy initiation to global adoption at present.


On Jan 22, 2010, at 10:16 AM, William Allen Simpson wrote:

> Nick Hilliard wrote:
>> On 22/01/2010 13:54, William Allen Simpson wrote:
>>> Why not 36 & 37?
>> Random selection to ensure that no RIR can accuse IANA of bias.  See
>> David's previous post:
>> http://blog.icann.org/2009/09/selecting-which-8-to-allocate-to-an-rir/
> Because relying on a blog post for policy really meets everybody's
> definition of rationality.... :-(
> If you're assigning 2 at the same time, they should be adjacent.
> The dribbles here and there policy never was particularly satisfying,
> because it assumes that this was all temporary until the widespread
> deployment of IPv6.

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