Each Regional Internet Registry (RIR) distributes Internet number resources to its members according to policies that defined by its regional community.
Each RIR community proposes, discusses, accepts or rejects these policies using a consensus-based, open and transparent policy development process. Anyone, anywhere can submit a policy proposal for consideration and membership of an RIR is not required.
Find out more about each RIR’s policy development process and current policies below:
|RIR||Process||Policy Proposals (Draft/Under Discussion)||Current Policies (in Use)|
|AFRINIC||Policy Development Process (PDP)||Policy Proposals||Current Policies|
|APNIC||Policy Development Process (PDP)||Policy Proposals||Current Policies|
|ARIN||Policy Development Process (PDP)||Policy Proposals||Current Policies|
|LACNIC||Policy Development Process (PDP)||Policy Proposals||Current Policies|
|RIPE NCC||Policy Development Process (PDP)||Policy Proposals||Current Polices|
Comparative Policy Overview
Global policies govern how Public Technical Identifiers (PTI), the organization charged with performing the IANA functions, issues Internet number resources to the RIRs. RIRs then distribute these Internet number resources to their members according to the regional policies developed by their respective communities. A global policy proposal must first gain consensus in each of the five RIR regions before being ratified by the ICANN Board. The ASO AC plays a role in the Global Policy Development Process (GPDP). Find out more here.
Last modified on 10/04/2020