Changes to IPv6 and Transfer Policies
APNIC implements two policy proposals that reached consensus during APNIC 34.
Today, 18 February 2013, APNIC implements two policy proposals that reached consensus during APNIC 34 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in August 2012.
The two policy proposals implemented are:
This a proposal to change the "IPv6 address allocation and assignment policy" to allow portable (that is, provider independent or PI) assignments of IPv6 address blocks to be made by APNIC to any organization with due justification and payment of standard fees, removing the current requirement that the requestor is or plans to be multihomed.
This proposal increases to 24 months, the demonstrated need evaluation period for IPv4 transfer recipients.
The two policy changes required edits to three documents. The comment period for the draft documents incorporating these policies ended on 17 February 2013. The following updated documents are now officially active:
- IPv6 address allocation and assignment policy
- APNIC transfer, merger, acquisition, and takeover policy
- APNIC guidelines for IPv6 allocation and assignment requests
For more information on the history of the policy proposals, see the Policy Proposals page.