Policy proposals


Did not reach consensus at APNIC 49

To be implemented

  • prop-132: RPKI ROAs for unallocated and unassigned APNIC address space (was: AS0 for Bogons)

Translated summaries of the proposals

The policy proposals to be discussed at APNIC 48 have been translated into the following languages.

On behalf of the APNIC community we would like to acknowledge the proposal authors for their contribution to
the bottom-up policy development process.


Proposal NumberProposal TitleAuthor/sProposed YearConferenceImplemented Year
prop-131Editorial changes in IPv6 PolicyJordi Palet Martínez2019APNIC 482020
prop-129Abolish Waiting list for unmet IPv4 requestsAftab Siddiqui2019APNIC 472019
prop-128Multihoming not required for ASNJordi Palet Martínez2019APNIC 472019
prop-125Validation of “abuse-mailbox” and other IRT emailsJordi Palet Martínez and Aftab Siddiqui2018APNIC 462019
prop-127Change maximum delegation size of 103/8 IPv4 address pool to a /23Ching-Heng Ku, Aftab Siddiqui, Yen-Chieh Wang2019APNIC 472019
prop-122Updating “Subsequent IPv6 allocation” policyJordi Palet Martínez2017APNIC 442017
prop-121Updating “Initial IPv6 allocation” policyJordi Palet Martínez2017APNIC 442017
prop-117Returned IPv4 address management and Final /8 exhaustionTomohiro Fujisaki2017APNIC 432017
prop-116Prohibit to transfer IPv4 addresses in the final /8 blockTomohiro Fujisaki2016APNIC 422017
prop-114Modification in the ASN eligibility criteriaAftab Siddiqui, Skeeve Stevens2015APNIC 392016
prop-113Modification in the IPv4 eligibility criteriaAftab Siddiqui, Skeeve Stevens2015APNIC 392016
prop-109Allocate and to APNIC Labs as Research PrefixesGeoff Huston2014APNIC 372014
prop-108Suggested changes to the APNIC Policy Development ProcessDean Pemberton, Izumi Okutani2013APNIC 362014
prop-107AS number transfer policy proposalTomohiro Fujisaki2013APNIC 362014
prop-105Distribution of returned IPv4 address (Modification of prop-088)Tomohiro Fujisaki2013APNIC 352014
prop-104Clarifying demonstrated needs requirement in IPv4 transfer policyShin SHIRAHATA, Norisuke HIRAI, Akira NAKAGAWA2012APNIC 342013
prop-102Sparse allocation guidelines for IPv6 resource allocationsDean Pemberton, Ren-Hung Hwang2012APNIC 332012
prop-101Removing multihoming requirement for IPv6 portable assignmentsDavid Woodgate2012APNIC 332013
prop-097Global policy for post exhaustion IPv4 allocation mechanisms by the IANAAlejandro Acosta, Nicolas Antoniello, S. Moonesamy, Douglas Onyango, Medel Ramirez, Masato
2011APNIC 312011
prop-096Maintaining demonstrated needs requirement in transfer policy after the final /8 phaseTomohiro Fujisaki, Co-authors Masaru Akai, Fuminori Tanizaki, Toshio Tachibana, Akira Nakagawa2011APNIC 312011
prop-095Inter-RIR IPv4 address transfer proposalTomohiro Fujisaki, CO AUTHOR: Fuminori Tanizaki, Masaru Akai, Toshio Tachibana, Akira Nakagaw2011APNIC 312011
prop-094Removing renumbering requirement from final /8 policyIzumi Okutani, Terence Zhang Yinghao2011APNIC 312011
prop-093Reducing the minimum delegation size for the final /8 policyRandy Bush, Andy Linton, Philip Smith, Terence Zhang Yinghao2011APNIC 312011
prop-088Distribution of IPv4 addresses once the final /8 period startsRandy Bush, Philip Smith2010APNIC 312011
prop-083Alternative criteria for subsequent IPv6 allocationsSkeeve Stevens2010APNIC 292011
prop-082Removing aggregation criteria for IPv6 initial allocationsTomohiro Fujisaki, Akira Nakagawa ,Fuminori Tanizaki, Masaru Akai , Toshio Tachibana2010APNIC 292010
prop-080Removal of IPv4 prefix exchange policyGuangliang Pan2010APNIC 292010
prop-079Abuse contact informationTobias Knecht2010APNIC 292010
prop-075Ensuring efficient use of historical AS numbersGuangliang Pan2009APNIC 282010
prop-074Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Policy for Allocation of ASN Blocks (ASNs) to Regional
Registries Ratified by the ICANN Board Executive Committee and implemented by the IANA
Andrew de la Haye, Stacy Hughes2009APNIC 282009
prop-073Simplifying allocation/assignment of IPv6 to APNIC members with existing IPv4 addressesTerry Manderson,Andy Linton2009APNIC 282010
prop-066Ensuring efficient use of historical IPv4 resourcesBrenda D. Tarimel, Philip Smith, James Spenceley2008APNIC 262009
prop-065Format for delegation and recording of 4-byte AS numbersJames Spenceley2008APNIC 262008
prop-064Change to assignment policy for AS numbersJames Spenceley2008APNIC 262009
prop-062Use of final /8Philip Smith, Jonny Martin, Randy Bush2008APNIC 262009
prop-06132-bit ASNs for documentation purposesPhilip Smith, Gaurab Raj Upadhaya, Tomoya Yoshida2008APNIC 262008
prop-057Proposal to change IPv6 initial allocation criteriaToshiyuki Hosaka, Izumi Okutani2008APNIC 252008
prop-055Global policy for the allocation of the remaining IPv4 address spaceRoque Gagliano, ANTEL, Francisco Obispo, CENIT, Haitham EL Nakhal, MCIT, Didier Allain Kla, ISOC
d’Ivoire, JPNIC IPv4 countdown policy team: Akinori Maemura, Akira Nakagawa, Izumi Okutani, Kosuke
Kuniaki Kondo, Shuji Nakamura, Susumu Sato, Takashi Arano, Tomohiro Fujisaki, Tomoya Yoshida,
2008APNIC 252009
prop-054NIR operational policy document revisionSanjaya, Terry Manderson2008APNIC 252008
prop-053Changing minimum IPv4 allocation size to /22Rajesh Chharia2008APNIC 252008
prop-050IPv4 address transfersGeoff Huston, Philip Smith2007APNIC 242010
prop-049IANA policy for allocation of ASN blocks to RIRsAfriNIC, APNIC,ARIN,LACNIC,RIPE NCC2007APNIC 242007
prop-041IPv6 assignment size to critical infrastructureAPNIC2006APNIC 222006
prop-038Amending APNIC’s lame DNS reverse delegation policyTerry Manderson2006APNIC 222007
prop-035IPv6 portable assignment for multihomingKatsuyasu Toyama, Takashi Arano, Tomohiro Fujisaki, Toshinori Ishii, Kosuke Ito, Dai Nishino,
Ohishi, Izumi Okutani
2006APNIC 222007
prop-033End site assignment policy for IPv6Geoff Huston, Randy Bush2006APNIC 222007
prop-0324-byte AS number policy proposal Adopted by all RIRsGeoff Huston2005APNIC 212007
prop-031Proposal to amend APNIC IPv6 assignment and utilisation requirement policyStephan Millet, Geoff Huston2005APNIC 202007
prop-030Deprecation of ip6.int reverse DNS service in APNICSanjaya2005APNIC 202006
prop-027The second phase of Large Space IPv4 Trial Usage Program for Future IPv6 DeploymentKosuke Ito, Yoshiyuki Ezura, Tsukasa Ogino, Gaku Hashimoto2005APNIC 192005
prop-026APNIC to publish address assignment statisticsToshiyuki Hosaka2005APNIC 192005
prop-025Proposal on IPv6 IRR service at APNICToyama Katsuyasu2004APNIC 182006
prop-022A proposal to abolish redundant charges in IPv6 allocationsIzumi Okutani2004APNIC 182005
prop-021Expansion of the initial allocation space for existing IPv6 address space holdersTomohiro Fujisaki2004APNIC 182005
prop-018Protecting historical records in the APNIC Whois DatabaseAPNIC2004APNIC 172004
prop-017Recovery of unused address spaceAPNIC2004APNIC 172005
prop-016IPv6 allocations to IPv4 networksAPNIC2004APNIC 172004
prop-015Should APNIC allocate global unicast IPv6 address space to ‘unconnected’ networks?APNIC2004APNIC 172004
prop-014A proposal to lower the IPv4 minimum allocation size and initial allocation criteria in the Asia
APNIC2004APNIC 172004
prop-012Improving reliability of IRR databaseMasasi Eto2003APNIC 162003
prop-011IXP assignments Consensus elements of proposal were implementedBill Woodcock2003APNIC 162004
prop-010Protecting resource records in APNIC Whois DatabaseAPNIC2003APNIC 162004
prop-008IANA IPv4 resource request procedures Adopted by all RIRsRandy Bush2003APNIC 162003
prop-007Privacy of customer assignment recordsJoint RIRs2003APNIC 162005
prop-006Supporting historical resource transfersAPNIC2003APNIC 162004
prop-005Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) policy for allocation of IPv6 blocks to Regional Internet
Registries Adopted by all RIRs
APNIC2003APNIC 162004
prop-004Lame delegation cleanup revisedAPNIC2003APNIC 162006
prop-002Documentation policyAPNIC2003APNIC 162004
prop-001Policy process modificationAPNIC2003APNIC 162003

On behalf of the APNIC community we would like to acknowledge the proposal authors for their contribution to
the bottom-up policy development process.

Abandoned and Withdrawn

Proposal NumberProposal TitleAuthor/sProposed YearConferenceAbandoned Year
prop-134PDP UpdateJordi Palet Martínez2020APNIC 492020
prop-126PDP UpdateJordi Palet Martínez2018APNIC 462019
prop-124Clarification on Sub-AssignmentsJordi Palet Martínez2018APNIC 462019
prop-118No need policy in APNIC regionHeng Lu2017APNIC 432019
prop-123Modify 103/8 IPv4 transfer policyAlex Yang2018APNIC 452018
prop-120Final /8 pool exhaustion planTomohiro Fujisaki2017APNIC 442018
prop-119Temporary transfersDavid Hilario2017APNIC 442018
prop-115Registration of detailed assignment information in whois DBRuri Hiromi, Tomohiro Fujisaki2015APNIC 392016
prop-112On demand expansion of IPv6 address allocation size in legacy IPv6 spaceTomohiro Fujisaki2015APNIC 392015
prop-111Request-based expansion of IPv6 default allocation sizeTomohiro Fujisaki2014APNIC 372014
prop-110Designate as Anycast to support DNS InfrastructureDean Pemberton, Geoff Huston2014APNIC 372014
prop-106Restricting excessive IPv4 address transfers under the final /8 blockShin SHIRAHATA, Tomohiro Fujisaki2013APNIC 352013
prop-103A Final IP Address Policy ProposalRandy Bush2012APNIC 342012
prop-100National IP Address Plan – Allocation of country-wide IP address blocksRakesh Mohan Agarwal2011APNIC 322012
prop-099IPv6 Reservation for Large Networks Xing Li, Song Jiang, Xiaomin Zhou, Haijin Li2011APNIC 322012
prop-098Optimizing IPv6 allocation strategies (simplified)Owen DeLong2011APNIC 322012
prop-092Distribution of additional APNIC IPv4 address ranges after IANA exhaustionDavid Woodgate2011APNIC 312011
prop-091Limiting of final /8 policy to specific /9David Woodgate2011APNIC 312011
prop-090Optimizing IPv6 allocation strategiesOwen DeLong2011APNIC 312011
prop-089Additional criterion for final /8 allocations (and assignments)David Woodhouse2011APNIC 312011
prop-087IPv6 address allocation for deployment purposesTomohiro Fujisaki2010APNIC 302011
prop-086Global Policy for IPv4 Allocations by the IANA Post ExhaustionSteve Bertrand, Chris Grundemann, Aaron Hughes, Louie Lee, Matt Pounsett, Jason Schiller2010APNIC 302011
prop-085Eligibility for critical infrastructure assignments from the final /8Terence Zhang Yinghao, Wendy Zhao Wei2010APNIC 302011
prop-084Frequent whois information update requestTobias Knecht2010APNIC 302011
prop-081Eligibility for assignments from the final /8Terence Zhang Yinghao, Jane Zhang, Wendy Zhao Wei2010APNIC 292010
prop-078Reserving /10 IPv4 address space to facilitate IPv6 deploymentTerence Zhang Yinghao, Jane Zhang, Wendy Zhao Wei2009APNIC 282010
prop-077Proposal to supplement transfer policy of historical IPv4 addressesTerence Zhang Yinghao, Jane Zhang, Wendy Zhao Wei2009APNIC 282010
prop-076Requiring aggregation for IPv6 subsequent allocationsTomohiro Fujisaki,Akira Nakagawa, Toshio Tachibana, Fuminori Tanizaki2009APNIC 282010
prop-072Reapplication limits when transferring address spacePhilip Smith2009APNIC 282009
prop-071Justifying receiving IPv4 address spacePhilip Smith2009APNIC 282009
prop-070Maximum IPv4 allocation sizeJames Spenceley, Jonny Martin2009APNIC 272009
prop-069Global policy proposal for the allocation of IPv4 blocks to Regional Internet RegistriesAdiel A. Akplogan, AfriNIC Raul Echeberria, LACNIC, Maemura Akinori, APNIC, Geoff Huston, APNIC,
Axel Pawlik, RIPE NCC, Ray Plzak, ARIN, Oscar A. Robles-Garay, LACNIC, Nigel Titley, RIPE NCC, Paul
Wilson, APNIC
2009APNIC 272011
prop-068Inter-RIR transfer policyGeoff Huston2009APNIC 272009
prop-067A simple transfer proposalRandy Bush, Philip Smith2008APNIC 272009
prop-063Reducing timeframe of IPv4 allocations from twelve to six monthsPhilip Smith, Randy Bush, Jonny Martin2008APNIC 262009
prop-060Change in the criteria for the recognition of NIRs in the APNIC regionKusumba Sridhar2008APNIC 262008
prop-059Using the Resource Public Key Infrastructure to construct validated IRR dataRandy Bush2008APNIC 262008
prop-058Proposal to create IPv4 shared use address space among LIRsShirou Niinobe, Takeshi Tomochika, Jiro Yamaguchi, Dai Nishino, Hiroyuki Ashida, Akira Nakagawa,
Toshiyuki Hosaka
2008APNIC 252008
prop-056IPv4 Soft LandingDavid Conrad2008APNIC 252008
prop-052Cooperative distribution of the end of the IPv4 free poolTony Hain2007APNIC 252008
prop-051Global policy for the allocation of the remaining IPv4 address spaceRoque Gagliano , ANTEL, Francisco Obispo, CENIT, Haitham EL Nakhal, MCIT, Didier Allain Kla, ISOC
Cote d’Ivoire
2007APNIC 242007
prop-048IPv6 ULA-centralJordi Palet Martinez2007APNIC 242007
prop-047eGLOP multicast address assignmentsMarshall Eubanks, David Meyer2007APNIC 232007
prop-046IPv4 countdown policy proposalJPNIC IPv4 countdown policy team2007APNIC 232007
prop-045Proposal to modify “end site” definition and allow end sites to receive IPv6 allocationsJordi Palet Martinez2007APNIC 232007
prop-044Proposal to remove requirement to document need for multiple /48s assigned to a single end siteJordi Palet Martinez2007APNIC 232007
prop-043Proposal to remove reference to IPv6 policy document as an “interim” policy documentJordi Palet Martinez2007APNIC 232007
prop-042Proposal to change IPv6 initial allocation criteriaJordi Palet Martinez2007APNIC 232007
prop-040Proposal for APNIC non-member annual service feeAPNIC2006APNIC 222006
prop-039A proposal to improve reachability of new IANA blocksTomoya Yoshida2006APNIC 222006
prop-037Deprecation of email updates for APNIC Registry and whois dataTerry Manderson2006APNIC 222007
prop-036Proposal to modify allocation criteria in the “IPv6 Address Allocation and Assignment Policy”Jordi Palet Martinez2006APNIC 222006
prop-034IPv6 portable assignment for end user organisationsJordi Palet Martinez2006APNIC 222006
prop-029Proposal for discrete networks and national peeringUchenna N Ibekwe, Vu, Baokhanh N (Beth), Jason Schiller2005APNIC 202005
prop-028Abolishing IPv6 per address fee for NIRsNIR fee WG2005APNIC 192005
prop-024Changing NIR fee structureToshiyuki Hosaka2004APNIC 182004
prop-023A proposal to prevent the routing of “dark” address spaceGordon Bader2004APNIC 182004
prop-020Application of the HD ratio to IPv4APNIC2004APNIC 182006
prop-019A proposal for whois database queryJeng-jr Li2004APNIC 212006
prop-013LIRs to manage multiple discreet networks under a single APNIC membershipDawn Martin2003APNIC 172003
prop-009Delegation of SynopsisRandy Bush2003APNIC 162003
prop-003Policy for mirroring on IRRJPNIC2004APNIC 172005