APNIC Definition Document

APNIC Document identity

Title: APNIC Definition Document
Short title: definition-document
Document ref: APNIC-080 Version: 002
Date of original publication: 1 December 2001 Date of this version: 9 February 2012
Review scheduled: n/a Obsoletes: Previous versions
Status: Active Comments: n/a



In APNIC Documents the following words have the corresponding meanings:  

Term Definition
Allocated Resource Internet resources which have been allocated by the Company.
APNIC A special committee established pursuant to Article 9.3 of the Company’s Articles of Association, also referred to as the Special Committee.
APNIC Document The following specified documents:

  • APNIC Document Review Policies and Procedures
  • APNIC By-laws
  • APNIC Definition Document
  • Fee Schedule
  • Policies for Address Space Management in the Asia Pacific Region
  • Provisional IPv6 Assignment and Allocation Policy Document
  • Standard APNIC Membership Agreement
  • Standard APNIC NIR Membership Agreement

Other documents which are declared APNIC Documents by the consensus of the Members.

Applicant In respect of a Membership, an organization which has applied to be accepted as a Member of APNIC. In respect of a request for resource services, an organization which has applied to APNIC for allocated resources.
By-laws The document setting out the By-laws which govern the operation of APNIC (including the meeting procedures and formalities).
The Company APNIC Pty Ltd ACN 081 528 010, a non-profit company incorporated under Australian laws.
Definition Document Means this document which sets out the meaning of definitions used in the APNIC Documents.
Dispute Resolution Document Means sections 73 to 81 (inclusive) of the APNIC By-Laws.
Fee Schedule The document setting out the fees for various categories of Memberships.
General Secretariat The General Secretariat defined in APNIC’s By-laws.
Insolvency Event One or more of the following:

  1. The Member ceases or takes steps to cease to conduct its business in the normal manner;
  2. The Member enters into or resolves to enter into any arrangement, composition or compromise with or assignment for the benefit of its creditors or any class of them;
  3. The Member is unable to pay its debts when they are due or is deemed under the Corporations Act to be insolvent;
  4. A liquidator or provisional liquidator is appointed to the Member or a receiver, receiver and manager, administrator, trustee or similar official is appointed over any of the assets or undertakings of the Member; or
  5. An application or order is made or a resolution is passed for the winding up of the Member.
Member An Applicant who has been approved by the Company to become a member of APNIC.
Membership Membership of APNIC.
Membership Agreement An agreement to become a Member of APNIC.
Membership Date The date of commencement of a Membership as is inserted by APNIC on page one of that Member’s Membership Agreement.
Membership Fee The membership fees prescribed in the Fee Schedule Document.
Member’s rights under the APNIC documents Includes, without limitation, a licence to use the delegated resources.
Payment Date The date on which APNIC receives the full and cleared Application Fee, Renewal Fee, or any other fee.
Renewal Date The date a Membership is renewed according to the provisions of the relevant Membership Agreement.
Renewal Fee The renewal fees prescribed in the Fee Schedule Document.
Resources The resources and services which the Company may from time to time provide to a Member or Lessee, including:

  • The leasing of Internet Protocol numbers;
  • Inverse addressing on Network blocks;
  • Maintenance of network records;
  • Administration of Internet Protocol numbers;
  • Educational services.
Standard APNIC Membership Agreement The document setting out the standard agreement for Membership between the Company and a Member.
Standard APNIC NIR Membership Agreement The document setting out the standard agreement for Membership between the Company and a Member which is recognized as an NIR.



In the APNIC Documents, unless expressed or implied to the contrary:

  1. A reference to a person includes a firm, partnership, joint venture, association, corporation, or other corporate body, and includes the legal personal representatives, successors, and permitted assigns of that person;

  3. A reference to any body which no longer exists or has been reconstituted, renamed, replaced, or whose powers or functions have been removed or transferred to another body or agency, is a reference to the body which most closely serves the purposes
    or objects of the first-mentioned body;

  5. If a party to a document consists of more than one person, that document binds them jointly and each of them severally;

  7. A reference to a statute includes regulations under it and consolidations, amendments, re-enactments, or replacements of any of them;

  9. A reference to this or other APNIC Document includes the document as varied or replaced from time to time;

  11. A reference to a clause, schedule, appendix, or annexe is a reference to a clause, schedule, appendix, or annexe in or to that particular document, all of which are deemed part of that document;

  13. A reference to writing includes all modes of representing or reproducing words in a legible, permanent, and visible form;

  15. Headings and sub-headings are inserted for ease of reference only and do not affect the interpretation of the document;

  17. Where an expression is defined, another part of speech or grammatical form of that expression has a corresponding meaning;

  19. If a provision in the document is held to be illegal, invalid, void, voidable, or unenforceable, that provision must be read down to the extent necessary to ensure that it is not illegal, invalid, void, voidable, or unenforceable, and if it is not
    possible to read down a provision as required in this paragraph, that provision is severable without affecting the validity or enforceability of the remaining part of that provision in the document;

  21. A reference to “$” or “dollars” is a reference to Australian dollars;

  23. A reference to the singular includes the plural and vice versa;

  25. A reference to a gender includes other genders.