Posted on Mar 23, 2012 in News |

Consistent with the ASO Memorandum of Understanding (ASO MoU), the Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) has completed a final review of the global policy proposal: “[GPP-IPv4-2011] Global Policy for Post Exhaustion IPv4 Allocation Mechanisms by the IANA”.

The proposed policy governs the redistribution of address blocks returned to IANA. The policy calls for IANA to accept return of address space into a reclamation pool and then to reallocate these addresses to RIRs based on equal distribution twice a year.

The proposal has been adopted by all RIRs, passed by the NRO EC to the ASO AC, and was submitted to the ICANN Board of Directors in line with the provisions of the ASO MoU (Attachment A, Article 7).

The request, dated 14 March 2012, seeks ratification of the GPP in fulfilment of Articles 8 and 9 of Attachment A in the ASO MoU. ICANN has acknowledged receipt of the GPP from the ASO AC and began a 21 day Comment Period in Accordance with the Board’s Review Procedures for Global Internet Number Resource Policies Forwarded for Ratification by the ASO Address Council in Accordance with the ASO MoU. The Public Comment Period will end on 4 April 2012.

Comments are invited to inform the ICANN Board prior to the Board’s decision regarding ratification of the Proposal. Details on the Comment Period are available on the following page: Global Policy Proposal Recovered IPv4 Address Space.

More information about GPP-IPv4-2011 is available on the ASO Global Policy Proposals page.