Archived Policy Proposals

The policy proposals on this page have been archived. You can see at a glance if they were accepted and adopted by the RIPE community or withdrawn at any stage.

Name Status Proposal Number Working Group Date Archived
Direct Internet Resource Assignments to End Users from the RIPE NCC
ACCEPTED
2007-01 Address Policy Working Group October 2008

Summary: This proposal states that a contractual relationship between an End User and a sponsoring LIR or the RIPE NCC must be established before the End User receives Internet number resources (Autonomous System (AS) Number, Provider Independent (PI) IPv4 and IPv6, Internet Exchange Point (IXP) and anycasting assignments) directly from the RIPE NCC. The proposal also reaffirms and clarifies the existing RIPE policy that IPv4 provider independent address assignments of any type cannot be sub-assigned.

Global Policy for the Allocation of the Remaining IPv4 Address Space
ACCEPTED
2008-03 Address Policy Working Group September 2008

Summary: This policy describes the process for the allocation of the remaining IPv4 space from IANA to the RIRs. When a minimum amount of available space is reached, one /8 will be allocated from IANA to each RIR, replacing the current IPv4 allocation policy.

Cooperative Distribution of the End of the IPv4 Free Pool
WITHDRAWN
2007-09 Address Policy Working Group September 2008

Summary: This policy will establish a process for RIR-to-RIR redistribution of the tail-end of the IPv4 pool, taking effect after the IANA Reserve is exhausted. Each redistribution Allocation will be triggered by the recipient RIR depleting its reserve to a 30 day supply, and will result in up to a 3 month supply being transferred from the RIR with the longest remaining time before it exhausts its own pool.

Reason for Withdrawal: The proposer decided to withdraw this proposal due to insufficient support for it.

Assigning IPv6 PA to Every LIR
WITHDRAWN
2008-02 Address Policy Working Group May 2008

Summary: With the acceptance of this policy RIPE NCC will run a one-time operation to allocate an IPv6 block to every LIR that does not have any existing IPv6 holdings.

Reason for Withdrawal: The proposer decided to withdraw this proposal due to insufficient support for it.

Assigning IPv6 PI to Every INETNUM Holder
WITHDRAWN
2008-01 Address Policy Working Group May 2008

Summary: With the acceptance of this policy, the RIPE NCC will conduct a one-time operation to assign a /56 IPv6 PI prefix to all End Users with an IPv4 assignment registered in the RIPE Database.

Reason for Withdrawal: The proposer decided to withdraw this proposal due to insufficient support for it.

End Policy for IANA IPv4 Allocations to RIRs
WITHDRAWN
2007-07 Address Policy Working Group March 2008

Summary: This proposal seeks to provide the solutions to the problems in terms of address management which may arise if no measures are taken for IPv4 address exhaustion.

Reason for Withdrawal: Authors decided that they want to make a new proposal (see 2008-03).

Global Policy for the Allocation of the Remaining IPv4 Address Space
WITHDRAWN
2007-06 Address Policy Working Group March 2008

Summary: This policy describes the process for the allocation of the remaining IPv4 space from IANA to the RIRs. When a minimum amount of available space is reached, an identical number of IPv4 allocation units (/8s) will be allocated from IANA to each RIR, replacing the current IPv4 allocation policy.

Reason for Withdrawal: Authors decided that they want to make a new proposal (see 2008-03).

Proposal to Amend the IPv6 Assignment and Utilisation Requirement Policy
ACCEPTED
2005-08 Address Policy Working Group November 2007

Summary: To amend the RIPE IPv6 address allocation policies regarding the definition of the default size of End Site allocations, the threshold value for End Site allocation efficiency, and the method of calculation of the End Site allocation efficiency metric.

IPv4 Countdown Policy
WITHDRAWN
2007-03 Address Policy Working Group October 2007

Summary: This policy proposal proposes four general principles, which will be needed to accomplish the smooth termination of IPv4 address allocation.

Reason for Withdrawal: Authors decided that they want to make a new proposal (see 2007-07).

IANA Policy for Allocation of ASN Blocks to RIRs
ACCEPTED
2007-04 Address Policy Working Group September 2007

Summary: This This proposal is to have a global policy for the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) to receive blocks of Autonomous System Numbers (ASNs) from the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).