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Removal of multihomed requirement for IPv6 PI

2011-02: This proposal intends to remove the multihome requirement necessary to receive PI IPv6 address space in the policy ripe-538, “IPv6 Address Allocation and Assignment Policy”. There are enough End Users (businesses) that have a valid reason for their own address space, without the desire to become a LIR or multihoming.

Global Policy for post exhaustion IPv4 allocation mechanisms by the IANA

2011-01: This proposal describes the process that IANA will follow to allocate IPv4 resources to Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) after the central pool of addresses is exhausted. The processes for how IPv4 space may be placed in the IANA Recovered IPv4 Pool is out of the scope of this proposal

Post-depletion IPv4 address recycling

2011-03: This proposal intends to define better how the address management of returned IPv4 address space will be performed when the final /8 policy comes into effect.

Initial Certification Policy in the RIPE NCC Service Region

2008-08: The RIPE NCC plans to deploy a certification service that can be used to secure uniqueness of resources. This proposal lays out guidelines for how LIRs can receive certificates over their Provider Aggregatable (PA) address space holdings and how these certificates should be maintained.

Global Policy for IPv4 Allocation by the IANA Post Exhaustion

2010-05: This is a proposal to create a policy allowing for the allocation of IPv4 address space after the depletion of the IANA IPv4 address pool.

Frequent Update Request

2010-09: This proposal suggests to have the minimum assignment size for PI assignments to be a /24 when routing is a major issue for a multihoming End User.

Adding Reference to Sponsoring LIR in inetnum, inet6num and aut-num objects

2010-10: This is a proposal to add a reference to sponsoring LIR in inetnum, inet6num and aut-num objects to increase the possibility of abuse tracking and handling.

Ensuring Efficient Use of Historical IPv4 Resources

2008-07: 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.

80% Rule Ambiguity Cleanup

2010-04: This proposal is to solve the ambiguity in the current wording of the IPv4 Allocation Policy (ripe-492) regarding the "80% utilisation" rule.

Global Policy for the Allocation of IPv4 blocks to Regional Internet Registries

2009-01: 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.

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