APNIC Non-Member Fee Schedule

APNIC Document identity

Title: APNIC Non-Member Fee Schedule
Short title: non-member-fees
Document ref: APNIC-122
Version: 007
Date of original publication: 18 June 2009
Date of this version: 1 January 2015
Review scheduled: N/A
Obsoletes: APNIC-122-v006
Status: Active
Comments: APNIC-122-v001 was superseded by this document on 1 January 2011

APNIC recognizes that some organizations wish to have access to resources from APNIC without becoming full APNIC Members. These organizations can apply for resources and access certain APNIC services as APNIC Non-Member account holders.

APNIC Non-Member account holders must pay the associated Non-Member service fee before APNIC can provide services to the Non-Member account holder. The fees associated with services are detailed below.

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1. Annual Address Fee

Annual address fees paid by Non-Members of APNIC are based on the address holdings of the Non-Member. Address holdings of a Non-Member are those address resources registered as held by the Non-Member in registration records maintained by APNIC at the time of the anniversary of the Non-Member services agreement with APNIC.

These address holdings include all APNIC-allocated address space listed in the APNIC address registry, including all historically allocated address space.

All Non-Member fees are assessed, and are payable, using Australian Dollars (AUD).

The IPv4 and IPv6 components of the Non-Member address fee are calculated separately, according to the total address holdings of the Non-Member within each protocol set. The annual address fee is then charged as the greater of these two components.

Non-Members from Least Developed Countries will pay a discounted address fee, as described in section 1.3 of this schedule.

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1.1 IPv4 Component

If a Non-Member holds IPv4 addresses that have been allocated by APNIC, then the Non-Member’s total IPv4 address holdings, including all Historical and APNIC-allocated address space, will be used to assess the IPv4 component of the annual address fee as follows:

Feev4 = 1,200 x 1.308(log2(Addresses)-8)

Note:

  • In this formula, address holdings are expressed as the total count of individual IPv4 addresses (/32) so that, for example, a holding of a /16 and a /18 would constitute 81,920 IPv4 addresses
  • The minimum annual fee is AUD 1,200
  • Experimental allocations of IPv4 addresses are not included in this assessment of total address holdings

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1.2 IPv6 Component

If a Non-Member holds IPv6 addresses that have been allocated by APNIC, then the Non-Member’s total IPv6 address holdings of APNIC-allocated address IPv6 space, will be used to assess the IPv6 address fee as follows:

Feev6 = 1,200 x 1.308(log2(Addresses)-22)

Note:

  • In this formula, address holdings are expressed as the total of IPv6 end site addresses (/56), so that, for example, a holding of a /32 and a /31 would constitute 50,331,648 /56 site addresses
  • The minimum annual fee is AUD 1,200
  • Experimental allocations of IPv6 addresses are not included in this assessment of total address holdings

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1.3 Non-Members from Least Developed Countries

The address fees payable by Non-Members from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are discounted by 50%.

The list of LDCs used for the purposes of this fee discount is defined and maintained by the United Nations Statistics Division.

The discount will be applied in accordance with the LDC status of the Non-Member’s economy on the date of non-membership renewal.

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1.4 Autonomous System Number Fee

New Non-Members requesting only ASNs will pay the Basic Non-Member Fee of AUD 575 and a sign-up fee of AUD 575.

The fees for existing Non-Members requesting additional ASNs will be assessed on an annual basis as part of the total address holdings of the Non-Member.

Non-Members of LDCs will receive a 50% discount on this fee.

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2. Sign-up Fee

New Non-Member accounts are subject to a sign-up fee of AUD 575. This fee is non-refundable.

New Non-Members receiving the following services are exempt from the sign-up fee:

Non-Members of LDCs will receive a 50% discount on this fee.

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3. IPv4 Transfer Fee

All regional and inter-RIR IPv4 address transfers made by existing account holders are subject to a transfer fee. This fee does not apply to:

  • Transfers that are to new Non-Member accounts established to receive IPv4 addresses

The transfer fee is charged according to the size of the block that is being transferred. The fee is calculated as 20% of the annual membership fee for a Non-Member holding a block of IPv4 addresses equal to that of the size of the block that is being transferred.

This fee is charged when the transfer occurs and must be paid before the transfer is processed.

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4. Registry Database Maintenance Fee

Historical address account holdings (resources that were allocated to the holder before the movement of their allocation’s registration records to APNIC’s registry) wishing to have authorization to update these database registration records and create assignment records within historical resource ranges must pay an annual AUD 200 account fee.

Non-Members of LDCs will receive a 50% discount on this fee.

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4.1 Historical Address Holders

Non-Member accounts who hold only Historical addresses and who pay the Registry database maintenance fee of AUD 200 may continue to do so.

These accounts requesting ASNs are subject to an application fee of AUD 1,000 per ASN and the annual fee for the registration record, which is AUD 100 per ASN.

If these accounts receive a further address delegation from APNIC, or receive a transfer of address space, the annual address fee will apply, including both current and Historical addresses.

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5. Service Reactivation Fee

A non-refundable fee of AUD 1,200 will be applied to requests to reactivate a terminated Non-Member account.

The reactivation fee and any outstanding fees must be paid in full to reactivate the account. This option is available for a period of three months only after membership termination. After three months all previously allocated and assigned resources are subject to reallocation.

Members of LDCs will receive a 50% discount on this fee, as per section 1.3.

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6. Non-Member Fee Schedule Summary

Resource Service Unit Once-off Fee Annual Fee Notes
Sign-Up Account name AUD 575 N/A
Basic Non-Member Fee Account name N/A AUD 575
IPv4 addresses /32 N/A 1200×1.308(log2(Addresses)-8) 1,2,3
IPv6 addresses /56 end site prefix N/A 1200×1.308(log2(Addresses)-22) 1,2,3
Autonomous System Number assignment AS Number AUD 1,000 AUD 100
Registry database maintenance Account name N/A AUD 200 4
Reactivation Account name AUD 1,200 N/A 3
LDC discount Account name N/A -50%

Note:

  1. The minimum annual address fee is AUD 1,200.
  2. The annual address fee is assessed as the greater of the IPv4 and IPv6 address fees.
  3. Reactivation also requires the payment of all outstanding unpaid fees.
  4. Non-Members who hold only historical address allocations and who currently subscribe to the registry database maintenance service may continue to do so, and not pay the address fee. If the Non-Member receives a further address allocation from APNIC, or is the recipient of a transfer of address space, then the address fee will be payable, and will be assessed on the total address holdings of the Non-Member, including both current and Historical addresses.
  5. The reverse DNS Delegation fee has been removed from this Non-Member fee schedule.

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7. Taxes and Other Charges

All fees under the Non-Member Fee Schedule must be made in cleared funds, without any deduction or set-off, and free and clear of any taxes, levies, imports, duties, charges, fees, and withholdings of any nature imposed by any bank, financial institution, Governmental, or other body.

If such deductions are made, then the relevant fee is increased by such additional amounts as are necessary to ensure that APNIC receives the full amount which APNIC would have received but for the deduction.

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8. Adoption of this Fee Schedule

This fee schedule will be applied for each Non-Member on the first anniversary date of the annual membership fee on or after 1 January 2015.

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