IPv4 Countdown Policy
Summary of Proposal:
This policy proposal proposes four general principles, which will be needed to accomplish the smooth termination of IPv4 address allocation.
The four general principles are described below:
- Global Synchronisation:
All five RIRs will proceed at the same time for measures on IPv4 address exhaustion.
- To set and announce the date when the allocation is terminated:
To set the date when RIRs cease the allocation in accordance with a precise estimation and to announce the date far before the termination date
- Not to change the current address policy stricter for the extension of IPv4 address lifetime:
Keeping the current allocation criteria as it is until the last date to ensure the steady provision of IPv4 address space
- Separate discussions on "Recycle" issue:
Recovery of unused address space should be discussed separately
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