APNIC Membership: Tiers and Voting rights

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Title: APNIC Membership: Tiers and Voting rights
Short title: membership-tiers-voting
Document ref: APNIC-121 Version: 001
Date of original publication: 18 June 2009 Date of this version: 18 June 2009
Review scheduled: n/a Obsoletes: n/a
Status: Active Comments: Effective from 1 January 2010

 

Table of contents

1. Membership at APNIC
2. Membership Tiers
2.1 IPv4 address space
2.2 IPv6 address space
2.3 IPv4 and IPv6 Holdings
3. Voting rights

1. Membership of APNIC

Members must be in good financial standing with APNIC and must be current with respect to all APNIC member fees and charges.

All APNIC Members have equal access to the following benefits of membership:

  • Entitlement to vote at APNIC Member Meetings, according to membership tier
  • Participation through APNIC activities in a regional community interest involved in IP addressing and related matters
  • Free or discounted access to training, education, and information services
  • Free or discounted access to APNIC meetings and associated conferences
  • Representation of their interests in regional and global policy development
  • Access to APNIC’s resource allocation, registration, and database services.

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2. Membership Tiers

APNIC membership is available in seven tiers: Associate, Very Small, Small, Medium, Large, Very Large, and Extra Large. All members have equal access to the core services of APNIC, and voting entitlements are determined based on the tier structure.

A member’s membership tier is determined by the amount of address space that member holds as of the anniversary of their date of joining APNIC as a member. The member’s total IPv4 and IPv6 holdings, including historical and APNIC-allocated address space will be assessed.

Experimental allocations are not counted when determining Membership tier.

 

2.1 IPv4 address space

For IPv4 address space, the membership tier is assessed as follows:

Membership tier IPv4 Holding
Associate None
Very Small Up to and including /22
Small Greater than /22, up to and including /19
Medium Greater than /19, up to and including /16
Large Greater than /16, up to and including /13
Very Large Greater than /13, up to and including /10
Extra Large Greater than /10

 

2.2 IPv6 address space

For IPv6 address space, the membership tier is assessed as follows:

Membership tier IPv4 Holding
Associate None
Very Small Up to and including /35
Small Greater than /35, up to and including /32
Medium Greater than /32, up to and including /29
Large Greater than /29, up to and including /26
Very Large Greater than /26, up to and including /23
Extra Large Greater than /23

 

2.3 IPv4 and IPv6 Holdings

For members holding both IPv4 and IPv6 address space, the membership tier is assessed separately for each type, as above. The member’s effective membership tier is then assessed as the larger of these.

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3. Voting rights

APNIC members are entitled to vote at APNIC Member Meetings, according to their membership tier as follows:

Membership tier Number of votes
Associate 1
Very Small 2
Small 4
Medium 8
Large 16
Very Large 32
Extra Large 64