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Subject: [apnic-talk] [Apnic-announce] Upcoming APNIC policy implementations
From: Sam Dickinson
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 16:05:15 +1000

Upcoming APNIC policy implementations

Dear colleagues

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
         unassigned pool.

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:


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