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Subject: [apnic-talk] [Apnic-announce] Upcoming APNIC policy implementations
From: Sam Dickinson
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 15:30:57 +1000

Upcoming APNIC policy implementations

On 16 February 2009, APNIC will implement three policy proposals that
reached consensus during APNIC 26 in Christchurch, New Zealand in August
2008. The APNIC Executive Council (EC) endorsed the proposals during
their November 2008 meeting. The three policy changes are:

     - Defining how APNIC should distribute the final /8 worth of IPv4
       addresses from its unallocated pool

       This change aims to ensure that during the transition to IPv6,
       LIRs can still participate in the IPv4 Internet while they
       deploy services using the IPv6 Internet.

     - Including the utilization rate of historical IPv4 addresses
       when assessing an LIR's request for more IPv4 addresses.

       This change brings utilization of historical IPv4 addresses
       into line with current best practices for address management.
       It will ensure that organizations are using scarce IPv4
       address space resources to the fullest extent possible.

     - Including an additional date in the timetable for moving from
       two-byte only AS numbers to four-byte only AS numbers

       This change aims to create greater awareness within the
       community for the need to support 4-byte AS numbers without
       mandating an absolute final adoption of 4-byte AS numbers.

To view the history of these policy proposals, see:

     prop-062: Use of final /8

     prop-064: Change to assignment policy for AS numbers

     prop-066: Ensuring efficient use of historical IPv4 resources

APNIC policies are developed by the membership and broader Internet
community. To have your say on policy proposals to be presented at
APNIC 27 in Manila, Philippines, February 2009, join the Policy SIG
mailing list. Details at:


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