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 apnic-resource-policies.txt  apnic-resource-policies_draft.txt 
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APNIC Document identityAPNIC Document identity
Title: APNIC Internet Number Resource PoliciesTitle: APNIC Internet Number Resource Policies
Short title: apnic-resource-policiesShort title: apnic-resource-policies
Document ref: APNIC-127Document ref: APNIC-127
Version: 004Version: 005
Date of original publication: 5 March 2015Date of original publication: 5 March 2015
Date of this version: 4 August 2017Date of this version: xx November 2017
Review scheduled: n/aReview scheduled: n/a
Obsoletes: apnic-127-v003Obsoletes: apnic-127-v004
Status: ActiveStatus: Draft
Comments: Implements prop-117.Comments: Implements prop-116, prop-121, and
prop-122.
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Table of ContentsTable of Contents
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Part 1: Policy EnvironmentPart 1: Policy Environment
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1.0. Introduction1.0. Introduction
1.1. Scope1.1. Scope
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6.2.1. IPv4 for LIRs6.2.1. IPv4 for LIRs
6.2.2. IPv4 for multihoming6.2.2. IPv4 for multihoming
6.2.3. IPv4 for critical infrastructure6.2.3. IPv4 for critical infrastructure
6.2.4. IPv4 for Internet Exchange Points6.2.4. IPv4 for Internet Exchange Points
7.0. Subsequent IPv4 delegations7.0. Subsequent IPv4 delegations
7.1. Prior delegations to be used first7.1. Prior delegations to be used first
7.2. Special circumstances - large delegations7.2. Special circumstances - large delegations
8.0. IPv4 Transfers8.0. IPv4 Transfers
8.1. Transfers of IPv4 addresses between APNIC account holders8.1. IPv4 transfers within the APNIC region
8.1.1. Conditions on the space to be transferred8.1.1. Conditions on the space to be transferred
8.1.2. Conditions on source of the transfer8.1.2. Conditions on source of the transfer
8.1.3. Conditions on recipient of the transfer8.1.3. Conditions on recipient of the transfer
8.2. Inter-RIR IPv4 address transfers8.2. Inter-RIR IPv4 address transfers
8.2.1. Conditions on the space to be transferred8.2.1. Conditions on the space to be transferred
8.2.2. Conditions on the source of the transfer8.2.2. Conditions on the source of the transfer
8.2.3. Conditions on the recipient of the transfer8.2.3. Conditions on the recipient of the transfer
8.3. Transfer of Historical Internet resources8.3. Transfer of Historical Internet resources
8.3.1. Transfer procedure8.3.1. Transfer procedure
8.3.2. Policies applicable to transferred Historical resources8.3.2. Policies applicable to transferred Historical resources
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The current minimum delegation size for IPv4 is a /24 (256The current minimum delegation size for IPv4 is a /24 (256
addresses).addresses).
Since Friday, 15 April 2011, each APNIC account holder is onlySince Friday, 15 April 2011, each APNIC account holder is only
eligible to receive IPv4 address delegations totalling a maximum /22eligible to receive IPv4 address delegations totalling a maximum /22
from the APNIC 103/8 IPv4 address pool.from the APNIC 103/8 IPv4 address pool.
On Tuesday, 27 May 2014, each APNIC account holder became eligibleOn Tuesday, 27 May 2014, each APNIC account holder became eligible
to receive additional delegations up to a maximum of /22 addressto receive additional delegations up to a maximum of /22 address
space from the APNIC non-103/8 IPv4 address pool.space from the APNIC non-103/8 Recovered IPv4 address pool.
Note: Resources may not always be available from the recovered
(non-103/8) address pool. APNIC has created a waiting list for those
IPv4 requests that cannot be fulfilled. These requests are fulfilled
in order of request, as space becomes available.
To receive delegations from either of these pools, they mustTo receive delegations from either of these pools, they must
demonstrate their eligibility by meeting the criteria specifieddemonstrate their eligibility by meeting the criteria specified
below.below.
6.1.1. Additional allocation rounds6.1.1. Additional allocation rounds
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Recovered 103/8 address space returned to APNIC will be added toRecovered 103/8 address space returned to APNIC will be added to
the 103/8 IPv4 address pool. Recovered non-103/8 address spacethe 103/8 IPv4 address pool. Recovered non-103/8 address space
or addresses allocated to APNIC from the 'IANA Recovered IPv4or addresses allocated to APNIC from the 'IANA Recovered IPv4
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needs to make a single delegation that is larger than the amount ofneeds to make a single delegation that is larger than the amount of
space it has remaining.space it has remaining.
8.0. IPv4 Transfers8.0. IPv4 Transfers
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IPv4 addresses may be transferred in accordance with the followingIPv4 addresses may be transferred in accordance with the following
policies. APNIC does not recognize transfers outside this policy andpolicies. APNIC does not recognize transfers outside this policy and
require organizations holding such transfers to return them to therequire organizations holding such transfers to return them to the
appropriate IR.appropriate IR.
The goal of the APNIC transfer policy is to help distribute IPv4
addresses from those who no longer need the addresses, to organizations
that need the addresses, but cannot obtain them from the free pool.
Resources are exceptions to this requirement.
APNIC recognizes there will be situations where IPv4 resources may beAPNIC recognizes there will be situations where IPv4 resources may be
transferred between:transferred between:
- Current APNIC account holders- Current APNIC account holders
- Current APNIC account holders and organizations in other RIR regions- Current APNIC account holders and organizations in other RIR regions
- Holders of Historical IPv4 addresses without an APNIC account to- Holders of Historical IPv4 addresses without an APNIC account to
current APNIC Memberscurrent APNIC Members
- Organizations through a merger, acquisition, or takeover.- Organizations through a merger, acquisition, or takeover.
Addresses delegated from the 103/8 free pool cannot be transferred for a
minimum of five years after the original delegation.
During that time, if the reason for the original request is no
longer valid, the resources must be returned to APNIC as required in
Section 4.0. Resource License of this document.
The policies in this document ensure that all transfers of IPv4 addressThe policies in this document ensure that all transfers of IPv4 address
space are accurately reflected in the APNIC Whois Database. This ensuresspace are accurately reflected in the APNIC Whois Database. This ensures
the integrity of the network and an accurate description of the currentthe integrity of the network and an accurate description of the current
state of address distribution.state of address distribution.
APNIC will maintain a public log of all transfers made under thisAPNIC will maintain a public log of all transfers made under this
policy.policy.
8.1. Transfers of IPv4 addresses between APNIC account holders8.1. IPv4 transfers within the APNIC region
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APNIC will process and record IPv4 address transfer requests betweenAPNIC will process and record IPv4 address transfer requests between
current APNIC account holders subject to the following conditions.current APNIC account holders subject to the following conditions.
8.1.1. Conditions on the space to be transferred8.1.1. Conditions on the space to be transferred
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The minimum transfer size is a /24.The minimum transfer size is a /24.
The address block must be:The address block must be:
- In the range of addresses administered by APNIC- In the range of addresses administered by APNIC
- Allocated or assigned to a current APNIC account holder- Allocated or assigned to a current APNIC account holder
- The address block will be subject to all current APNIC- The address block will be subject to all current APNIC
policies from the time of transfer.policies from the time of transfer.
- Addresses delegated from the 103/8 free pool cannot be
transferred for a minimum of five years after the original
delegation.
8.1.2. Conditions on source of the transfer8.1.2. Conditions on source of the transfer
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The source entity must be the currently registered holder of theThe source entity must be the currently registered holder of the
IPv4 address resources, and not be involved in any dispute as toIPv4 address resources, and not be involved in any dispute as to
the status of those resources.the status of those resources.
8.1.3. Conditions on recipient of the transfer8.1.3. Conditions on recipient of the transfer
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The recipient entity will be subject to current APNIC policies.The recipient entity will be subject to current APNIC policies.
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Recipients that already hold IPv4 resources must:Recipients that already hold IPv4 resources must:
- Demonstrate a detailed plan for the use of the transferred- Demonstrate a detailed plan for the use of the transferred
resource within 24 months,resource within 24 months,
- Show past usage rate, and- Show past usage rate, and
- Provide evidence of compliance with APNIC policies with- Provide evidence of compliance with APNIC policies with
respect to past delegations.respect to past delegations.
8.2. Inter-RIR IPv4 address transfers8.2. Inter-RIR IPv4 address transfers
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APNIC will recognize inter-RIR IPv4 address transfers only when theAPNIC will process and record inter-RIR IPv4 address transfers only
counterpart RIR has an inter-RIR transfer policy that permits thewhen the counterpart RIR has an inter-RIR transfer policy that
transfer of address space between APNIC and its own region.permits the transfer of address space between APNIC and its own region.
APNIC will process and record IPv4 address transfer requests betweenAPNIC will process and record IPv4 address transfer requests between
current APNIC account holders and organizations in other RIR regionscurrent APNIC account holders and organizations in other RIR regions
subject to the following conditions.subject to the following conditions.
8.2.1. Conditions on the space to be transferred8.2.1. Conditions on the space to be transferred
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The minimum transfer size is a /24.The minimum transfer size is a /24.
The IPv4 address space to be transferred should be under theThe IPv4 address space to be transferred should be under the
management of the RIR at which the transfer source holds anmanagement of the RIR at which the transfer source holds an
account and the authentic holder of the space should match withaccount and the authentic holder of the space should match with
the source without any disputes.the source without any disputes.
Some RIRs, including APNIC, have restrictions against the
transfer of certain address blocks. APNIC policy does not allow
the transfer of addresses delegated from the 103/8 free pool
to be transferred for a minimum of five years after the original
delegation.
8.2.2. Conditions on the source of the transfer8.2.2. Conditions on the source of the transfer
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The conditions on the source of the transfer will be defined byThe conditions on the source of the transfer will be defined by
the RIR where the source organization holds an account. Thisthe RIR where the source organization holds an account. This
means:means:
- For transfers from an APNIC source, the source entity must be- For transfers from an APNIC source, the source entity must be
the currently registered holder of the IPv4 addressthe currently registered holder of the IPv4 address
resources, and not be involved in any dispute as to theresources, and not be involved in any dispute as to the
status of those resources.status of those resources.
- Where the source is in another region, the conditions on the- Where the source is in another region, the conditions on the
source as defined in the counterpart RIR's transfer policy atsource as defined in the counterpart RIR's transfer policy at
the time of the transfer will apply.the time of the transfer will apply.
8.2.3. Conditions on the recipient of the transfer8.2.3. Conditions on the recipient of the transfer
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The conditions on the recipient of the transfer will be definedThe conditions on the recipient of the transfer will be defined
by the RIR where the recipient organization holds an account.by the RIR where the recipient organization holds an account.
This means:This means:
- For transfers to an APNIC recipient, the conditions defined- For transfers to an APNIC recipient, the conditions defined
in Section 8.1.3. will apply.in Section 8.1.3. will apply.
- Where the recipient is in another region, the conditions on- Where the recipient is in another region, the conditions on
the recipient as defined in the counterpart RIR's transferthe recipient as defined in the counterpart RIR's transfer
policy at the time of the transfer will apply.policy at the time of the transfer will apply.
8.3. Transfer of Historical Internet resources8.3. Transfer of Historical Internet resources
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APNIC will recognize the transfer of Historical IPv4 resources asAPNIC will process and record the transfer of Historical IPv4
defined in Section 2.5.2.resources as defined in Section 2.5.2.
If Historical resources are transferred to an APNIC Member, there isIf Historical resources are transferred to an APNIC Member, there is
the option to make the transfer under the conditions described inthe option to make the transfer under the conditions described in
this policy. Transfers of Internet resources to current APNICthis policy. Transfers of Internet resources to current APNIC
account holders are purely optional.account holders are purely optional.
8.3.1. Transfer procedure8.3.1. Transfer procedure
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All transfers of Historical Internet resources to current APNICAll transfers of Historical Internet resources to current APNIC
Member account holders made under this policy are recognized andMember account holders made under this policy are recognized and
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particular, future address requests from the account holder mustparticular, future address requests from the account holder must
document the use of transferred resources as a part of theirdocument the use of transferred resources as a part of their
current resource holdings.current resource holdings.
If the historical Internet resources are not held under aIf the historical Internet resources are not held under a
current APNIC account, the recipient entity must verify they arecurrent APNIC account, the recipient entity must verify they are
the legitimate holder of the Internet resources.the legitimate holder of the Internet resources.
8.4. Mergers & acquisitions8.4. Mergers & acquisitions
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APNIC will recognize the transfer of IPv4 resources as the result ofAPNIC will process and record the transfer of IPv4 resources as the
merger or acquisition.result of merger or acquisition.
Addresses delegated from the 103/8 free pool cannot be transferred
for a minimum of five years after the original delegation.
8.4.1. Updating registration details8.4.1. Updating registration details
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If an organization changes ownership (due to a merger, sale, orIf an organization changes ownership (due to a merger, sale, or
takeover), then the new entity must register any changes to itstakeover), then the new entity must register any changes to its
network usage and contact personnel. If the effect of thenetwork usage and contact personnel. If the effect of the
ownership change is that the name changes, then the organizationownership change is that the name changes, then the organization
must provide relevant legal documentation supporting the namemust provide relevant legal documentation supporting the name
change.change.
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If an APNIC Member wishes to receive an initial allocation orIf an APNIC Member wishes to receive an initial allocation or
assignment larger than the sizes described above, the Memberassignment larger than the sizes described above, the Member
will need to apply under the alternative criteria describedwill need to apply under the alternative criteria described
in Section 9.2.2. and Section 10.1 below.in Section 9.2.2. and Section 10.1 below.
9.2.2. Account holders without existing IPv4 space9.2.2. Account holders without existing IPv4 space
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To qualify for an initial allocation of IPv6 address space, anTo qualify for an initial allocation of IPv6 address space, an
organization must:organization must:
1. Be an LIR1. Be an LIR
2. Not be an end site2. Not be an end site
3. Plan to provide IPv6 connectivity to organizations to which3. Plan, within two years, to provide IPv6 connectivity to
it will make assignments.other organizations/end-users to which it will make
4. Meet one of the two following criteria:assignments.
- Have a plan for making at least 200 assignments to other
organizations within two years, orThe allocation size, in case an address block bigger than the
- Be an existing LIR with IPv4 allocations from APNIC or an default one (as indicated in 9.2.1.) is requested, will be based
NIR, which will make IPv6 assignments or sub-allocations to on the number of users, the extent of the organization's
other organizations and announce the allocation in the infrastructure, the hierarchical and geographical structuring of
inter- domain routing system within two years. the organization, the segmentation of infrastructure for
security and the planned longevity of the allocation.
Private networks (those not connected to the public Internet)Private networks (those not connected to the public Internet)
may also be eligible for an IPv6 address space allocationmay also be eligible for an IPv6 address space allocation
provided they meet equivalent criteria to those listed above.provided they meet equivalent criteria to those listed above.
9.3. Subsequent IPv6 allocations9.3. Subsequent IPv6 allocations
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Organizations that hold an existing IPv6 allocation may receive aOrganizations that hold an existing IPv6 allocation may receive a
subsequent allocation in accordance with the following policies.subsequent allocation in accordance with the following policies.
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be considered a valid technical or other reason, see "APNICbe considered a valid technical or other reason, see "APNIC
guidelines for IPv6 allocation and assignment requests".guidelines for IPv6 allocation and assignment requests".
http://www.apnic.net/criteria/ipv6-guidelineshttp://www.apnic.net/criteria/ipv6-guidelines
9.3.4. Size of subsequent allocation9.3.4. Size of subsequent allocation
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When an organization has achieved an acceptable utilization forWhen an organization has achieved an acceptable utilization for
its allocated address space, it is immediately eligible toits allocated address space, it is immediately eligible to
obtain an additional allocation that results in a doubling ofobtain an additional allocation that results in a doubling of
the address space allocated to it. Where possible, except wherethe address space allocated to it.
separate disaggregated ranges are requested for multiple
discreet networks, the allocation will be made from an adjacentWhere possible, except where separate disaggregated ranges are
address block, meaning that its existing allocation is extendedrequested for multiple discrete networks, the allocation will be
by one bit to the left.made from an adjacent address block, meaning that its existing
allocation is extended by one bit to the left.
If an organization needs more address space, it must provideIf an organization needs more address space, it must provide
documentation justifying its requirements for a two-year period.documentation justifying its new requirements. The allocation
The allocation made will be based on this requirement.size, will be based on the new needs (the number of users, the
extent of the organization's infrastructure, the hierarchical
and geographical structuring of the organization, the
segmentation of infrastructure for security and the planned
longevity of the allocation).
10.0. IPv6 assignments10.0. IPv6 assignments
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APNIC Members that have been delegated an IPv4 address block from APNIC,APNIC Members that have been delegated an IPv4 address block from APNIC,
but have no IPv6 space, can qualify for an appropriately sized IPv6but have no IPv6 space, can qualify for an appropriately sized IPv6
block under the matching IPv6 policy. For example, a Member that hasblock under the matching IPv6 policy. For example, a Member that has
received an IPv4 IXP assignment will be eligible to receive an IPv6 IXPreceived an IPv4 IXP assignment will be eligible to receive an IPv6 IXP
assignment.assignment.
10.1. Criteria for IPv6 Assignments10.1. Criteria for IPv6 Assignments
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