Global Policy Proposal for remaining IPv4 address space
Dear Sir/Madam, The policy for the /8 issuance for the remaining IP Address is the last action for the remaining Public IP Address from IANA. This particular global policy ensures the distribution of the last remaining IP address in an orderly manner. After the /8 IP address block distribution to RIRs, the industry might be assuming the IPv4 officially depleted or in the exhaustion phase. However, before the inevitable, here are some questions we are raising: 1. What is the time frame are we expecting for the exhaustion phase of the distributed /8 IP Block? 2. What about the member¹s expansion and future requests for an IP Block, will there be any changes on the current guidelines specifically addressing the new global policy? 3. Will AFRINIC be imposing an ³acceptable use policy³ for the last issued IP Address block? 4. Does AFRINIC have a policy for retrieving ³inefficiently used² address space? Just to give you an idea on how we manage the issued AFRINIC IP Addresses here are some of our guidelines: A. Mandatory requirement for the detailed network diagram and IP address design attached to the Public IP Request. B. Check if the network design can accommodate private addresses and NATing scheme before granting a public IP Address. C. Strictly implement issuing of residential users with private IP address. D. Strictly issue Public IP Addresses only for devices that need to be publicly available (ex. DNS, Web server, Mail Server, Application Servers, Public Domain Routers for Peering/routing). With these general guidelines we are effectively preserving the issued Public IP Address. We are on top of our IP management and will continue to do so and we will support any actions of the AFRINIC that will effectively extend the useful life of the IPV4 address space. Yours truly, Robert AOUAD - CEO ISOCEL Telecom - 01BP 3366 Cotonou - Republic of BENIN Phone: + 229 21 31 20 11 Fax: + 229 21 31 62 12 Mobile: + 229 97 21 72 58 robert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx -- This message has been scanned for viruses and dangerous content by MailScanner, and is believed to be clean.