1/8 and 27/8 allocated to APNIC

Richard Barnes richard.barnes at gmail.com
Fri Jan 22 17:52:21 UTC 2010

Would it make sense for the RIRs to just carve out the bad parts of
the blocks, instead of IANA?  Under current policy, would reserving
"bad" bits make it more difficult for an RIR to get additional

On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 11:56 AM, Leo Vegoda <leo.vegoda at icann.org> wrote:
> On 22 Jan 2010, at 8:32, Brian Dickson wrote:
> [...]
>> The granularity of allocations is arbitrary, and when scraping the bottom of the barrel,
>> where there are known problems, it may time to get more granular.
>> There's really no difference in managing a handful of /N's rather than /8's, if N is not
>> that much bigger than 8.
> You need to change the global policy to do that. ICANN staff cannot allocate anything more specific than a /8 right now because the policy requires IPv4 allocations to the RIRs be in /8 units.
> http://www.icann.org/en/general/allocation-IPv4-rirs.html
> Regards,
> Leo

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