There are two types of policies: global and regional.
1. Global Policies
These policies must first be ratified by the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs). Each RIR community must ratify an identical version of the proposed policy. The NRO Executive Council (NRO EC) then refers the coordinated proposal to the ASO Address Council (ASO AC), which reviews the process by which the 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.
For current global policy proposals, please visit the ASO Global Policy Proposals page.
|Policy Title and Link||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|
2. Regional Policies
Each RIR community develops its own policy development process. The links below provide more information on each RIR’s specific processes and policies.
A Comparative RIR Policy Overview is published on a quarterly basis.