The Policy SIG convened three times over two days during APNIC 42.
Proposals under discussion
- A proposal to change the IPv4 transfer policy was presented, but did not reach consensus.
- prop-116: Prohibit to transfer IPv4 addresses in the final /8 block
- SIG Administration - Masato Yamanishi
- APNIC Whois data quality. Whose responsibility - George Kuo
- NRO Number Resource Status Report - Guangliang Pan
- IPv4 final /8 delegation report - Guangliang Pan
- IPv4 Transfer Report - Tuan Nguyen
Whois data quality discussions:
A member of the Sri Lankan National Policy presented to a special Whois session on Tuesday, 4 October. His presentation, Public Safety and Accuracy of IP Address WHOIS, was supported by remote participants from other LEAs including the New Zealand Policy and the United States Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). Transcript and video of the session is available.
The discussion is part of an on-going discussion about whois accuracy which initially began in a series of 'Abuse BoF' sessions at past conferences before the Policy SIG took ownership of the issue and called for wider participation in the discussion.
NRO NC / ASO AC Election
An election for a two-year term on the Number Resource Organization Number Council (NRO NC) took place during the Policy SIG meeting on Wednesday, 5 October. Congratulations to Brajesh Jain for his successful election to this group, which performs the functions of the Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC) in the ICANN ecosystem.
The community thanks Dr Ajay Kumar for his service to the community. Dr Kumar's term on the NRO NC ended on 31 December 2016.
Consensus Policy Development
Internet number resources are shared public resources, available for use by anyone who can demonstrate the need for them. Delegation and management policies are decided by the community in a consensus decision-making process run by the Policy SIG.