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Direct Internet Resource Assignments to End Users from the RIPE NCC

2007-01: 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

2008-03: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

2007-09: 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.

Assigning IPv6 PA to Every LIR

2008-02: 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.

Assigning IPv6 PI to Every INETNUM Holder

2008-01: 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.

End Policy for IANA IPv4 Allocations to RIRs

2007-07: 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.

Global Policy for the Allocation of the Remaining IPv4 Address Space

2007-06: 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.

Proposal to Amend the IPv6 Assignment and Utilisation Requirement Policy

2005-08: 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

2007-03: This policy proposal proposes four general principles, which will be needed to accomplish the smooth termination of IPv4 address allocation.

IANA Policy for Allocation of ASN Blocks to RIRs

2007-04: IANA Policy for Allocation of ASN Blocks to RIRs. 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).

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