Global policies govern how Public Technical Identifiers (PTI), the organization charged with performing the IANA functions, issues Internet number resources to the RIRs. RIRs then distribute these Internet number resources to their members according to the regional policies developed by their respective communities.
Current Global Policies
|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).
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.
- Regional Policy Development
- The Address Supporting Organization (ASO)
- ICANN and ASO Accountability
- ICANN Empowered Community
Last modified on 09/09/2020