Global Policy

Global policies govern how Public Technical Identifiers (PTI), the organization charged with performing the IANA functions, issues Internet number resources to the RIRs, who then distribute them to their members according to the regional policies developed by their respective communities.

 

 Current Global Policies

 

Title Explanation
Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Policy For Allocation of IPv6 Blocks to Regional Internet Registries Criteria governing the allocation of IPv6 address space from the IANA to the RIRs
Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Policy for Allocation of ASN Blocks to Regional Internet Registries Criteria governing the allocation of ASN Blocks from IANA to RIRs
Global Policy for Post Exhaustion IPv4 Allocation Mechanisms by the IANA Criteria governing the allocation of IPv4 address space from the IANA to the RIRs
ICP-2: Criteria for Establishment of New Regional Internet Registries Criteria governing the creation of new RIRs

 

Global Policy Development Process

Global policies can be proposed by anyone, anywhere and must be accepted by all five RIR communities using each RIR’s agreed Policy Development Process (PDP).

 

Global Policies Development Process

 

When consensus and similar policy language exists within all five RIRs, each RIR’s version of the global policy proposal is merged together into a single policy statement.

This is done through the Number Resource Organization Number Council (NRO NC) a 15-person, community-elected representative body, with three representatives from each RIR region.

An identical version of the global policy proposal must then be ratified by each RIR community.

The NRO Executive Council (NRO EC) then refers the coordinated global policy proposal to the ASO Address Council (ASO AC). The NRO NC fills the role of the ASO AC.

The ASO AC reviews the process by which the global policy proposal was ratified and, under the terms of the ASO Memorandum of Understanding, passes it to the ICANN Board of Directors for ratification as a global policy.

 

 


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Last modified on 05/06/2018