New APNIC policies now active
Today, APNIC implemented 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.
Today, APNIC implemented 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 proposals implemented are:
prop-062: Use of final /8
When the total remaining space in the unallocated APNIC address pool reaches a threshold of one /8, the following policies will come into force:
- Each APNIC account holder will that meets the criteria for an IPv4 allocation will be eligible to request and receive a single allocation no larger than the minimum allocation size.
- A /16 will be held in reserve for future uses, as yet unforeseen.
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.
prop-064: Change to assignment policy for AS numbers
From 1 July 2009, networks requesting a two-byte AS number from APNIC must demonstrate that a four-byte only AS number is unsuitable.
This additional date in the timeline for the transition to four-byte AS numbers 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.
prop-066: Ensuring efficient use of historical IPv4 resources
From today onwards, the utilization of historical IPv4 address space is taken into account when any organization holding historical IPv4 addresses requests more IPv4 from APNIC.
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.
Updated policy documents
The comment period for the draft documents incorporating these polices has ended. The updated documents are now officially active:
- Policies for IPv4 address space management in the Asia Pacific region
- Policies for historical Internet resources in the APNIC Whois Database
- Policies for Autonomous System number management in the Asia Pacific region
For more information on the history of the policy proposals, see APNIC policy proposals.
Have your say on proposals to be discussed in Manila next week
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