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

New proposals

  • prop-124: - Clarification on IPv6 Sub-Assignments

New author to submit revised proposals

Returned to mailing list for further discussion

Returned to author for further consideration

  • prop-123: - Modify 103/8 IPv4 transfer policy

Translated summaries of the policy proposals

A summary of the policy proposals to be discussed at the APNIC 45 Policy SIG have been translated into the following languages.

Proposals to be discussed
Chinese (Simplified)
Chinese (Traditional)