Resource Policies

IP addresses and AS numbers are shared resources, available for use by anyone who can demonstrate the need for them.  APNIC policies ensure these resources are distributed fairly and consistently across the whole Asia Pacific region.  Developments to policy are discussed in the Policy SIG.

Current policies

Current policies

Use the links below to jump directly to a policy, or the “Current policies” link above, to view all current APNIC resource policies.

IPv4 Policies | IPv6 Policies | ASN Policies



The Policy SIG develops policies relating to Internet address resources by APNIC, NIRs, and ISPs within the Asia Pacific region.

Mailing List | SIG Guidelines

Policy development process

Policy Development

Learn how policies are developed by the Internet community

Watch the movie | PDP | Proposer Guide | Participate

Policy proposals

Policy proposals

View the proposals that may eventually become policy

Submit a proposal | Guide for proposal authors

Draft APNIC documents

APNIC drafts for public comment

View and comment on public drafts of documents incorporating policies that have successfully completed the policy development process.