New APNIC policies to be implemented in August broaden eligibility to APNIC resources
On 4 August 2008, APNIC will implement three policy proposals that reached consensus at APNIC 25 in Taipei, Taiwan in February 2008.
On 4 August 2008, APNIC will implement three policy proposals that reached consensus at APNIC 25 in Taipei, Taiwan in February 2008. The APNIC Executive Council (EC) endorsed the proposals during their May 2008 meeting. The three policy changes are:
- Changing the minimum IPv4 allocation size to /22
This change will make it easier for small ISPs to receive direct allocations from APNIC.
- Adding an alternative IPv6 initial allocation criteria
This change will make it easier for more ISPs to receive IPv6 allocations from APNIC by enabling current LIRs with IPv4 allocations to receive IPv6 initial allocations without a plan for making 200 assignments.
- Revising the reverse zone delegation section of Operational policies for National Internet Registries in the APNIC region
This change updates the document to include a reference to IPv6 reverse delegations and aligns reverse DNS methods for NIRs with reverse DNS methods available to other APNIC members.
- prop-053: Changing minimum IPv4 allocation size to /22
- prop-057: Proposal to change IPv6 initial allocation criteria
- prop-054: NIR operational policy document revision
Draft documents available for comment
The draft policy documents that incorporate these policy changes are now available for comment. During the one-month comment period, interested parties may:
- Object to the draft document on the grounds that it does not properly reflect the consensus decision reached in the Policy Review Process
- Suggest improvements of any aspect of the document
- Request that an additional call for comment be made to allow more consideration of substantial revisions
The deadline for comments on the draft documents is at 17:00 (UTC+10) on 28 July 2008.
To view the draft documents, see: