Upcoming APNIC policy implementations
On 10 February 2009, APNIC will implement three policy proposals that
reached consensus during APNIC 28 in Beijing, China in August
2009. The APNIC Executive Council (EC) endorsed the proposals during
their November 2009 meeting. The three policy changes are:
- Removing policy restrictions on the transfer of registration of
IPv4 address allocations and IPv4 portable address assignments
between current APNIC account holders.
This change aims to ensure that the APNIC registry reflects
the true status of IPv4 resource holdings, reducing risks to the
routing and addressing infrastructure integrity of the network
and providing a stronger incentive for unused IPv4 address space
to return to active use during the IPv6 transition.
- Providing alternative simplified criteria that allows a Member
with existing IPv4 space to qualify for an appropriately sized
IPv6 block under the matching IPv6 policy and request that
IPv6 block through a simple online form.
This change aims to encourage greater uptake of IPv6 addresses
amongst APNIC Members who have IPv4 space.
- Adding the ability to recover unused historical AS numbers for
eventual reassignment to other APNIC account holders.
This change aims to release unused AS numbers back into the
To view the history of these policy proposals, see:
prop-050: IPv4 address transfers
prop-073: Simplifying allocation/assignment of IPv6 to APNIC
members with existing IPv4 addresses
prop-075: Ensuring efficient use of historical AS numbers
APNIC policies are developed by the Membership and broader Internet
community. To submit a policy proposal for consideration at APNIC 29
in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 2010, go to:
Samantha Dickinson email: [email protected]
Policy Development Manager, APNIC sip: [email protected]
http://www.apnic.net phone: +61 7 3858 3100
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