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[address-policy-wg] Automatic updates to the RIPE Policy Document "IPv4 Address Allocation and Assignment Policies for the RIPE NCC Service Region"

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Petrit Hasani

2019-11-25 15:36:55 CET

RIPE NCC staff member

Dear Colleagues,

As a result of the depletion of the RIPE NCC free IPv4 pool, the following automatic updates were initiated to the "IPv4 Address Allocation and Assignment Policies for the RIPE NCC Service Region", as described in the policy document itself.

1) On Friday, 22 November 2019, in accordance with section 5.2 "Unforeseen circumstances" of the policy document, the RIPE NCC started distributing equivalents of /22 IPv4 allocations from the /16 IPv4 block that was reserved for unforeseen circumstances.

The relevant section [5.2 “Unforeseen circumstances”] has therefore been deleted from the document and the subsequent sections have been renumbered accordingly.


2) Today, Monday 25 November 2019, the RIPE NCC distributed the last equivalent of /22 IPv4 address space from the available pool.

Therefore, as described in the policy document, section 5.1 was replaced with the contents of section 5.1bis, and section 5.1bis was deleted from the policy document.

Section 5.1 "Allocations made by the RIPE NCC to LIRs" now states:

"On application for IPv4 resources LIRs will receive IPv4 addresses according to the following:

1. All allocation requests are placed on a first-come-first-served waiting list. No guarantees are given about the waiting time.
2. The size of the allocation made will be exactly one /24.
3. The sum of all allocations made to a single LIR by the RIPE NCC is limited to a maximum of 256 IPv4 addresses (a single /24). If this allocation limit has been reached or exceeded, an LIR cannot request an IPv4 allocation under this policy."

The updated RIPE Document, "IPv4 Address Allocation and Assignment Policies for the RIPE NCC Service Region" is available at:
https://www.ripe.net/publications/docs/ripe-733


Kind regards,
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Petrit Hasani
Policy Officer
RIPE NCC