New APNIC policies now active
Today, the APNIC Secretariat has implemented two policy proposals that reached consensus during APNIC 29 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in February 2010.
Today, the APNIC Secretariat has implemented two policy proposals that reached consensus during APNIC 29 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in February 2010.
The APNIC Executive Council (EC) endorsed the proposals during its May 2010 meeting.
The two policies implemented are:
prop-080: Removal of IPv4 prefix exchange policyThe policy that previously permitted resource holders to return three or more non-contiguous IPv4 address blocks and have the prefixes replaced with a single, larger, contiguous block has been removed.
prop-082: Removing aggregation criteria for IPv6 initial allocations
The initial allocation criteria that required an LIR to advertise its IPv6 connectivity as a single aggregated address allocation has been removed and replaced by a stronger recommendation with regard to the aggregation of IPv6 routes.
Updated policy documentsThe comment period for the draft documents incorporating these policies ended on 21 June 2010. The updated documents are now officially active:
- Policies for IPv4 address space management in the Asia Pacific region
- IPv6 address allocation and assignment policy
- Policies for historical Internet resources in the APNIC Whois Database
For more information, see the history of these policy proposals.
A third proposal, prop-079: Abuse contact information, reached consensus at APNIC 29 and was subsequently endorsed by the APNIC EC in May 2010. Due to the proposal's complexity, prop-079 will be implemented in November 2010.