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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The policy proposals on this page have been archived. You can see at a glance if they were accepted and adopted by the RIPE community or withdrawn at any stage.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
Allocating/Assigning Resources to the RIPE NCC
2009-02 Address Policy Working Group July 2009
Summary: This proposal sets out how the RIPE NCC can allocate/assign resources to itself.
Global Policy for the Allocation of IPv4 blocks to Regional Internet Registries
2009-01 Address Policy Working Group August 2010

Summary: With the depletion of the IANA free pool of IPv4 address space, the current policy regarding the allocation of IPv4 address space to the RIRs will become moot. The RIRs may, according to their individual policies and procedures, recover IPv4 address space. This policy provides a mechanism for the RIRs to retro allocate the recovered IPv4 address space to the IANA and provides the IANA the policy by which it can allocate it back to the RIRs on a needs basis. This policy creates a new global pool of IPv4 address space that can be allocated where it is needed on a global basis without a transfer of address space between the RIRs.

NOTE: In October 2010, ICANN announced that the NRO deemed the global policy proposal abandoned due to differences in the global proposal texts among the RIRs. Hence this proposal, although regionally accepted, will never be globally implemented. The ICANN announcement is available online at:

ASPLAIN Format for the Registration of 4-byte ASNs
2008-09 Address Policy Working Group February 2009
Summary:This proposal seeks to modify the current policy document 'Autonomous System (AS) Number Assignment Policies and Procedures' to adopt the use of ASPLAIN for recording and representation of 4-byte AS Numbers.

Reason for Withdrawal: The proposer decided to withdraw this proposal upon publication of RFC 5396.
Initial Certification Policy in the RIPE NCC Service Region
2008-08 Address Policy Working Group July 2011

Summary: This proposal lays out guidelines for how LIRs can receive Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) certificates over their IP Resources and how these certificates should be maintained.

Reason for withdrawal: After carefully following the discussion in the Concluding Phase of the Policy Development Process, the proposer is of the opinion that consensus on this proposal is not possible within the RIPE community. As a consequence, the proposer has decided to withdraw the proposal.

Ensuring Efficient Use of Historical IPv4 Resources
2008-07 Address Policy Working Group November 2010

Summary: This was a proposal to require documentation of all address resources held when assessing a RIPE NCC member's eligibility for further IPv4 address space.

Reason for Withdrawal: Proposer decided to withdraw the proposal.

Use of final /8
2008-06 Address Policy Working Group April 2010
Summary: This proposal describes how RIPE NCC should make allocations from its last /8 worth of address space at the time of total depletion of the IANA free pool.

Reason for Withdrawal: Authors decided that they want to make a new proposal (see 2010-02).
Using the Resource Public Key Infrastructure to Construct Validated IRR Data
2008-04 Routing Working Group July 2010

Summary: This is a proposal to introduce a new registry that augments IRR data with the formally verifiable trust model of the Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) and provide ISPs with the tools to generate an overlay to the IRR which is much more strongly trustable.

Reason for Withdrawal:
Proposers decided to withdraw the proposal.

Anycasting Assignments for TLDs and Tier 0/1 ENUM
2008-05 Address Policy Working Group June 2009
Global Policy for the Allocation of the Remaining IPv4 Address Space
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.

Assigning IPv6 PA to Every LIR
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.