Policy proposals



  • prop-122: - Updating “Subsequent IPv6 allocation” policy
  • prop-121: - Updating “Initial IPv6 allocation” policy
  • prop-117 - Returned IPv4 address management and Final /8 exhaustion
  • prop-116: - Prohibit to transfer IPv4 addresses in the final /8 block
  • prop-114 - Modification in the ASN eligibility criteria
  • prop-113 - Modification in the IPv4 eligibility criteria
  • prop-109 - Allocate and to APNIC Labs as Research Prefixes
  • prop-108 - Suggested changes to the APNIC Policy Development Process
  • prop-107 - AS number transfer policy proposal
  • prop-105 - Distribution of returned IPv4 address (Modification of prop-088)
  • prop-104 - Clarifying demonstrated needs requirement in IPv4 transfer policy
  • prop-102 - Sparse allocation guidelines for IPv6 resource allocations
  • prop-101 - Removing multihoming requirement for IPv6 portable assignments
  • prop-097 - Global policy for post exhaustion IPv4 allocation mechanisms by the IANA
  • prop-096 - Maintaining demonstrated needs requirement in transfer policy after the final /8 phase
  • prop-095 - Inter-RIR IPv4 address transfer proposal
  • prop-094 - Removing renumbering requirement from final /8 policy
  • prop-093 - Reducing the minimum delegation size for the final /8 policy
  • prop-088 - Distribution of IPv4 addresses once the final /8 period starts
  • prop-083 - Alternative criteria for subsequent IPv6 allocations
  • prop-082 - Removing aggregation criteria for IPv6 initial allocations
  • prop-080 - Removal of IPv4 prefix exchange policy
  • prop-079 - Abuse contact information
  • prop-075 - Ensuring efficient use of historical AS numbers
  • prop-074 - Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Policy for Allocation of ASN Blocks (ASNs) to Regional Internet Registries Ratified by the ICANN Board Executive Committee and implemented by the IANA
  • prop-073 - Simplifying allocation/assignment of IPv6 to APNIC members with existing IPv4 addresses
  • prop-066 - Ensuring efficient use of historical IPv4 resources
  • prop-065 - Format for delegation and recording of 4-byte AS numbers
  • prop-064 - Change to assignment policy for AS numbers
  • prop-062 - Use of final /8
  • prop-061 - 32-bit ASNs for documentation purposes
  • prop-057 - Proposal to change IPv6 initial allocation criteria
  • prop-055 - Global policy for the allocation of the remaining IPv4 address space
  • prop-054 - NIR operational policy document revision
  • prop-053 - Changing minimum IPv4 allocation size to /22
  • prop-050 - IPv4 address transfers
  • prop-049 - IANA policy for allocation of ASN blocks to RIRs
  • prop-041 - IPv6 assignment size to critical infrastructure
  • prop-038 - Amending APNIC's lame DNS reverse delegation policy
  • prop-035 - IPv6 portable assignment for multihoming
  • prop-033 - End site assignment policy for IPv6
  • prop-032 - 4-byte AS number policy proposal Adopted by all RIRs
  • prop-031 - Proposal to amend APNIC IPv6 assignment and utilisation requirement policy
  • prop-030 - Deprecation of ip6.int reverse DNS service in APNIC
  • prop-027 - The second phase of Large Space IPv4 Trial Usage Program for Future IPv6 Deployment
  • prop-026 - APNIC to publish address assignment statistics
  • prop-025 - Proposal on IPv6 IRR service at APNIC
  • prop-022 - A proposal to abolish redundant charges in IPv6 allocations
  • prop-021 - Expansion of the initial allocation space for existing IPv6 address space holders
  • prop-018 - Protecting historical records in the APNIC Whois Database
  • prop-017 - Recovery of unused address space
  • prop-016 - IPv6 allocations to IPv4 networks
  • prop-015 - Should APNIC allocate global unicast IPv6 address space to 'unconnected' networks?
  • prop-014 - A proposal to lower the IPv4 minimum allocation size and initial allocation criteria in the Asia Pacific region
  • prop-012 - Improving reliability of IRR database
  • prop-011 - IXP assignments Consensus elements of proposal were implemented
  • prop-010 - Protecting resource records in APNIC Whois Database
  • prop-008 - IANA IPv4 resource request procedures Adopted by all RIRs
  • prop-007 - Privacy of customer assignment records
  • prop-006 - Supporting historical resource transfers
  • prop-005 - Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) policy for allocation of IPv6 blocks to Regional Internet Registries Adopted by all RIRs
  • prop-004 - Lame delegation cleanup revised
  • prop-002 - Documentation policy
  • prop-001 - Policy process modification

Abandoned and Withdrawn

  • prop-115 - Registration of detailed assignment information in whois DB
  • prop-112 - On demand expansion of IPv6 address allocation size in legacy IPv6 space
  • prop-111 - Request-based expansion of IPv6 default allocation size
  • prop-110 - Designate as Anycast to support DNS Infrastructure
  • prop-106 - Restricting excessive IPv4 address transfers under the final /8 block
  • prop-103 - A Final IP Address Policy Proposal
  • prop-100 - National IP Address Plan - Allocation of country-wide IP address blocks
  • prop-099 - IPv6 Reservation for Large Networks
  • prop-098 - Optimizing IPv6 allocation strategies (simplified)
  • prop-092 - Distribution of additional APNIC IPv4 address ranges after IANA exhaustion
  • prop-091 - Limiting of final /8 policy to specific /9
  • prop-090 - Optimizing IPv6 Allocation Strategies
  • prop-089 - Additional criterion for final /8 allocations (and assignments)
  • prop-087 - IPv6 address allocation for deployment purposes
  • prop-085 - Eligibility for critical infrastructure assignments from the final /8
  • prop-086 - Global Policy for IPv4 Allocations by the IANA Post Exhaustion
  • prop-084 - Frequent whois information update request
  • prop-081 - Eligibility for assignments from the final /8
  • prop-078 - Reserving /10 IPv4 address space to facilitate IPv6 deployment
  • prop-077 - Proposal to supplement transfer policy of historical IPv4 addresses
  • prop-076 - Requiring aggregation for IPv6 subsequent allocations
  • prop-072 - Reapplication limits when transferring address space
  • prop-071 - Justifying receiving IPv4 address space
  • prop-070 - Maximum IPv4 allocation size
  • prop-069 - Global policy proposal for the allocation of IPv4 blocks to Regional Internet Registries
  • prop-068 - Inter-RIR transfer policy
  • prop-067 - A simple transfer proposal
  • prop-063 - Reducing timeframe of IPv4 allocations from twelve to six months
  • prop-060 - Change in the criteria for the recognition of NIRs in the APNIC region
  • prop-059 - Using the Resource Public Key Infrastructure to construct validated IRR data
  • prop-058 - Proposal to create IPv4 shared use address space among LIRs
  • prop-056 - IPv4 Soft Landing
  • prop-052 - Cooperative distribution of the end of the IPv4 free pool
  • prop-051 - Global policy for the allocation of the remaining IPv4 address space
  • prop-048 - IPv6 ULA-central
  • prop-047 - eGLOP multicast address assignments
  • prop-046 - IPv4 countdown policy proposal
  • prop-045 - Proposal to modify "end site" definition and allow end sites to receive IPv6 allocations
  • prop-044 - Proposal to remove requirement to document need for multiple /48s assigned to a single end site
  • prop-043 - Proposal to remove reference to IPv6 policy document as an "interim" policy document
  • prop-042 - Proposal to change IPv6 initial allocation criteria
  • prop-040 - Proposal for APNIC non-member annual service fee
  • prop-039 - A proposal to improve reachability of new IANA blocks
  • prop-037 - Deprecation of email updates for APNIC Registry and whois data
  • prop-036 - Proposal to modify allocation criteria in the "IPv6 Address Allocation and Assignment Policy"
  • prop-034 - IPv6 portable assignment for end user organisations
  • prop-029 - Proposal for discrete networks and national peering
  • prop-028 - Abolishing IPv6 per address fee for NIRs
  • prop-024 - Changing NIR fee structure
  • prop-023 - A proposal to prevent the routing of "dark" address space
  • prop-020 - Application of the HD ratio to IPv4
  • prop-019 - A proposal for whois database query
  • prop-013 - LIRs to manage multiple discreet networks under a single APNIC membership
  • prop-009 - Delegation of
  • prop-003 - Policy for mirroring on IRR

Reached consensus at APNIC 46 Policy SIG and AMM

  • prop-125: - Validation of "abuse-mailbox" and other IRT emails

Did not reach consensus at APNIC 46 and returned to the mailing list

Proposals withdrawn at APNIC 46

Translated summaries of the policy proposals

A summary of the policy proposals discussed at the APNIC 46 Policy SIG have been translated into the following languages. Transalated summaries of policy proposals discussed at previous Policy SIGs are archieved in the respective conference report.

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