Current policies

Assignment and allocation policies

 

HTML FormatText FormatChange LogDescription
APNIC Internet Number Resource PoliciesText
Past versionsThis document outlines the principles and goals of Internet number resource distribution including specific policies for the distribution and management of IPv4, IPv6, and ASNs in the Asia Pacific region.

Policy development

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Policy development processTextDescribes the process through which policy proposals should be submitted, considered, and adopted by APNIC.
Document editorial policyTextDescribes the editorial process used by the APNIC Secretariat to document and implement consensus decisions arising from the APNIC Policy Development Process and to maintain
clear, effective, and up-to-date documentation.

National Internet Registry (NIR) policies

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Operational policies for NIRs in the APNIC regionTextDescribes the operational procedures for resource allocation by APNIC to National Internet Registries and their members.
Criteria for the recognition of NIRs in the APNIC regionTextProvides a number of technical and operational requirements with which any new and existing NIRs should always comply.

Resource guidelines

GuidelinesLinkDescription
IPv4 allocation and assignment requestsAPNIC-105Applies to the management of global IPv4 public address space in the Asia Pacific region.
IPv6 allocation and assignment requestsAPNIC-114Applies to the management of global unicast IPv6 public address space in the Asia Pacific region.
Maintenance of historical Internet resourcesHTMLIntended to guide LIRs wishing to update information about historical Internet resources registered in the APNIC Whois Database.
Transfer of historical Internet resourcesHTMLIntended to guide LIRs wishing to transfer or accept transfers of historical Internet resources registered in the APNIC Whois Database.
Reverse zonesHTMLInformation based on creating reverse zones using BIND.
Public availability of reverse DNS zones at APNICHTMLThe DNS is a public service – any Internet user is freely able to query the DNS system for forward or reverse translations.
Recovery of unused address spaceHTMLIntended to guide networks holding historical address space.
RIR statistics exchange formatHTMLThis specification defines the file production cycle, naming and content for the RIR statistics file.
Transfer log formatHTMLThis specification outlines the production process, naming, and format for transfer logs produced as a result of the APNIC transfer, merger, acquisition, and takeover policy (apnic-123-v003).

Global (IANA) policies

PolicyLinkDescription
IANA Policy For Allocation of IPv6 Blocks to Regional Internet RegistriesHTMLCriteria governing the allocation of IPv6 address space from the IANA to the RIRs
IANA Policy for Allocation of ASN Blocks to Regional Internet RegistriesHTMLCriteria governing the allocation of ASN Blocks from IANA to RIRs
Global Policy for Post Exhaustion IPv4 Allocation Mechanisms by the IANAHTMLCriteria governing the allocation of IPv4 address space from the IANA to the RIRs
ICP-2: Criteria for Establishment of New Regional Internet RegistriesHTMLCriteria governing the creation of new RIRs