Policy proposals

This page lists all current policy proposals, their status in the APNIC Policy Development Process (PDP), and the Secretariat impact assessment.

Reached consensus at APNIC 52

Reached consensus at APNIC 52 to be a guideline

Did not reach consensus at APNIC 52

  • prop-141: Change maximum delegation size of IPv4 address from 512 ( /23 ) to 768 (/23+/24) addresses

Sent back to the author for clarification at APNIC 52

  • prop-137: IPv6 assignment for associate members

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

    Implemented

    Proposal Number Proposal Title Author/s Proposed Year Conference Implemented Year

    prop-133

    Clarification on Sub-Assignments Jordi Palet Martínez 2020 APNIC 49 2021
    prop-132 RPKI ROAs for unallocated and unassigned APNIC address space (was: AS0 for
    Bogons)
    Aftab Siddiqui 2019 APNIC 48 2020
    prop-131 Editorial changes in IPv6 Policy Jordi Palet Martínez 2019 APNIC 48 2020
    prop-129 Abolish Waiting list for unmet IPv4 requests Aftab Siddiqui 2019 APNIC 47 2019
    prop-128 Multihoming not required for ASN Jordi Palet Martínez 2019 APNIC 47 2019
    prop-125 Validation of “abuse-mailbox” and other IRT emails Jordi Palet Martínez and Aftab Siddiqui 2018 APNIC 46 2019
    prop-127 Change maximum delegation size of 103/8 IPv4 address pool to a /23 Ching-Heng Ku, Aftab Siddiqui, Yen-Chieh Wang 2019 APNIC 47 2019
    prop-122 Updating “Subsequent IPv6 allocation” policy Jordi Palet Martínez 2017 APNIC 44 2017
    prop-121 Updating “Initial IPv6 allocation” policy Jordi Palet Martínez 2017 APNIC 44 2017
    prop-117 Returned IPv4 address management and Final /8 exhaustion Tomohiro Fujisaki 2017 APNIC 43 2017
    prop-116 Prohibit to transfer IPv4 addresses in the final /8 block Tomohiro Fujisaki 2016 APNIC 42 2017
    prop-114 Modification in the ASN eligibility criteria Aftab Siddiqui, Skeeve Stevens 2015 APNIC 39 2016
    prop-113 Modification in the IPv4 eligibility criteria Aftab Siddiqui, Skeeve Stevens 2015 APNIC 39 2016
    prop-109 Allocate 1.0.0.0/24 and 1.1.1.0/24 to APNIC Labs as Research Prefixes Geoff Huston 2014 APNIC 37 2014
    prop-108 Suggested changes to the APNIC Policy Development Process Dean Pemberton, Izumi Okutani 2013 APNIC 36 2014
    prop-107 AS number transfer policy proposal Tomohiro Fujisaki 2013 APNIC 36 2014
    prop-105 Distribution of returned IPv4 address (Modification of prop-088) Tomohiro Fujisaki 2013 APNIC 35 2014
    prop-104 Clarifying demonstrated needs requirement in IPv4 transfer policy Shin SHIRAHATA, Norisuke HIRAI, Akira NAKAGAWA 2012 APNIC 34 2013
    prop-102 Sparse allocation guidelines for IPv6 resource allocations Dean Pemberton, Ren-Hung Hwang 2012 APNIC 33 2012
    prop-101 Removing multihoming requirement for IPv6 portable assignments David Woodgate 2012 APNIC 33 2013
    prop-097 Global policy for post exhaustion IPv4 allocation mechanisms by the IANA Alejandro Acosta, Nicolas Antoniello, S. Moonesamy, Douglas Onyango,
    Medel Ramirez, Masato
    Yamanishi
    2011 APNIC 31 2011
    prop-096 Maintaining demonstrated needs requirement in transfer policy after the
    final /8 phase
    Tomohiro Fujisaki, Co-authors Masaru Akai, Fuminori Tanizaki, Toshio
    Tachibana, Akira Nakagawa
    2011 APNIC 31 2011
    prop-095 Inter-RIR IPv4 address transfer proposal Tomohiro Fujisaki, CO AUTHOR: Fuminori Tanizaki, Masaru Akai, Toshio
    Tachibana, Akira Nakagaw
    2011 APNIC 31 2011
    prop-094 Removing renumbering requirement from final /8 policy Izumi Okutani, Terence Zhang Yinghao 2011 APNIC 31 2011
    prop-093 Reducing the minimum delegation size for the final /8 policy Randy Bush, Andy Linton, Philip Smith, Terence Zhang Yinghao 2011 APNIC 31 2011
    prop-088 Distribution of IPv4 addresses once the final /8 period starts Randy Bush, Philip Smith 2010 APNIC 31 2011
    prop-083 Alternative criteria for subsequent IPv6 allocations Skeeve Stevens 2010 APNIC 29 2011
    prop-082 Removing aggregation criteria for IPv6 initial allocations Tomohiro Fujisaki, Akira Nakagawa ,Fuminori Tanizaki, Masaru Akai , Toshio
    Tachibana
    2010 APNIC 29 2010
    prop-080 Removal of IPv4 prefix exchange policy Guangliang Pan 2010 APNIC 29 2010
    prop-079 Abuse contact information Tobias Knecht 2010 APNIC 29 2010
    prop-075 Ensuring efficient use of historical AS numbers Guangliang Pan 2009 APNIC 28 2010
    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
    Andrew de la Haye, Stacy Hughes 2009 APNIC 28 2009
    prop-073 Simplifying allocation/assignment of IPv6 to APNIC members with existing
    IPv4 addresses
    Terry Manderson,Andy Linton 2009 APNIC 28 2010
    prop-066 Ensuring efficient use of historical IPv4 resources Brenda D. Tarimel, Philip Smith, James Spenceley 2008 APNIC 26 2009
    prop-065 Format for delegation and recording of 4-byte AS numbers James Spenceley 2008 APNIC 26 2008
    prop-064 Change to assignment policy for AS numbers James Spenceley 2008 APNIC 26 2009
    prop-062 Use of final /8 Philip Smith, Jonny Martin, Randy Bush 2008 APNIC 26 2009
    prop-061 32-bit ASNs for documentation purposes Philip Smith, Gaurab Raj Upadhaya, Tomoya Yoshida 2008 APNIC 26 2008
    prop-057 Proposal to change IPv6 initial allocation criteria Toshiyuki Hosaka, Izumi Okutani 2008 APNIC 25 2008
    prop-055 Global policy for the allocation of the remaining IPv4 address space Roque Gagliano, ANTEL, Francisco Obispo, CENIT, Haitham EL Nakhal, MCIT,
    Didier Allain Kla, ISOC
    Cote
    d’Ivoire, JPNIC IPv4 countdown policy team: Akinori Maemura, Akira Nakagawa, Izumi Okutani,
    Kosuke
    Ito,
    Kuniaki Kondo, Shuji Nakamura, Susumu Sato, Takashi Arano, Tomohiro Fujisaki, Tomoya Yoshida,
    Toshiyuki
    Hosaka
    2008 APNIC 25 2009
    prop-054 NIR operational policy document revision Sanjaya, Terry Manderson 2008 APNIC 25 2008
    prop-053 Changing minimum IPv4 allocation size to /22 Rajesh Chharia 2008 APNIC 25 2008
    prop-050 IPv4 address transfers Geoff Huston, Philip Smith 2007 APNIC 24 2010
    prop-049 IANA policy for allocation of ASN blocks to RIRs AfriNIC, APNIC,ARIN,LACNIC,RIPE NCC 2007 APNIC 24 2007
    prop-041 IPv6 assignment size to critical infrastructure APNIC 2006 APNIC 22 2006
    prop-038 Amending APNIC’s lame DNS reverse delegation policy Terry Manderson 2006 APNIC 22 2007
    prop-035 IPv6 portable assignment for multihoming Katsuyasu Toyama, Takashi Arano, Tomohiro Fujisaki, Toshinori Ishii,
    Kosuke Ito, Dai Nishino,
    Noriaktsu
    Ohishi, Izumi Okutani
    2006 APNIC 22 2007
    prop-033 End site assignment policy for IPv6 Geoff Huston, Randy Bush 2006 APNIC 22 2007
    prop-032 4-byte AS number policy proposal Adopted by all RIRs Geoff Huston 2005 APNIC 21 2007
    prop-031 Proposal to amend APNIC IPv6 assignment and utilisation requirement
    policy
    Stephan Millet, Geoff Huston 2005 APNIC 20 2007
    prop-030 Deprecation of ip6.int reverse DNS service in APNIC Sanjaya 2005 APNIC 20 2006
    prop-027 The second phase of Large Space IPv4 Trial Usage Program for Future IPv6
    Deployment
    Kosuke Ito, Yoshiyuki Ezura, Tsukasa Ogino, Gaku Hashimoto 2005 APNIC 19 2005
    prop-026 APNIC to publish address assignment statistics Toshiyuki Hosaka 2005 APNIC 19 2005
    prop-025 Proposal on IPv6 IRR service at APNIC Toyama Katsuyasu 2004 APNIC 18 2006
    prop-022 A proposal to abolish redundant charges in IPv6 allocations Izumi Okutani 2004 APNIC 18 2005
    prop-021 Expansion of the initial allocation space for existing IPv6 address space
    holders
    Tomohiro Fujisaki 2004 APNIC 18 2005
    prop-018 Protecting historical records in the APNIC Whois Database APNIC 2004 APNIC 17 2004
    prop-017 Recovery of unused address space APNIC 2004 APNIC 17 2005
    prop-016 IPv6 allocations to IPv4 networks APNIC 2004 APNIC 17 2004
    prop-015 Should APNIC allocate global unicast IPv6 address space to ‘unconnected’
    networks?
    APNIC 2004 APNIC 17 2004
    prop-014 A proposal to lower the IPv4 minimum allocation size and initial
    allocation criteria in the Asia
    Pacific
    region
    APNIC 2004 APNIC 17 2004
    prop-012 Improving reliability of IRR database Masasi Eto 2003 APNIC 16 2003
    prop-011 IXP assignments Consensus elements of proposal were
    implemented
    Bill Woodcock 2003 APNIC 16 2004
    prop-010 Protecting resource records in APNIC Whois Database APNIC 2003 APNIC 16 2004
    prop-008 IANA IPv4 resource request procedures Adopted by all RIRs Randy Bush 2003 APNIC 16 2003
    prop-007 Privacy of customer assignment records Joint RIRs 2003 APNIC 16 2005
    prop-006 Supporting historical resource transfers APNIC 2003 APNIC 16 2004
    prop-005 Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) policy for allocation of IPv6
    blocks to Regional Internet
    Registries Adopted by all RIRs
    APNIC 2003 APNIC 16 2004
    prop-004 Lame delegation cleanup revised APNIC 2003 APNIC 16 2006
    prop-002 Documentation policy APNIC 2003 APNIC 16 2004
    prop-001 Policy process modification APNIC 2003 APNIC 16 2003

    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 Number Proposal Title Author/s Proposed Year Conference Abandoned Year
    prop-130 Modification of transfer policies Jordi Palet Martínez 2019 APNIC 48 2021
    prop-134 PDP Update Jordi Palet Martínez 2020 APNIC 49 2020
    prop-126 PDP Update Jordi Palet Martínez 2018 APNIC 46 2019
    prop-124 Clarification on Sub-Assignments Jordi Palet Martínez 2018 APNIC 46 2019
    prop-118 No need policy in APNIC region Heng Lu 2017 APNIC 43 2019
    prop-123 Modify 103/8 IPv4 transfer policy Alex Yang 2018 APNIC 45 2018
    prop-120 Final /8 pool exhaustion plan Tomohiro Fujisaki 2017 APNIC 44 2018
    prop-119 Temporary transfers David Hilario 2017 APNIC 44 2018
    prop-115 Registration of detailed assignment information in whois DB Ruri Hiromi, Tomohiro Fujisaki 2015 APNIC 39 2016
    prop-112 On demand expansion of IPv6 address allocation size in legacy IPv6 space Tomohiro Fujisaki 2015 APNIC 39 2015
    prop-111 Request-based expansion of IPv6 default allocation size Tomohiro Fujisaki 2014 APNIC 37 2014
    prop-110 Designate 1.2.3.0/24 as Anycast to support DNS Infrastructure Dean Pemberton, Geoff Huston 2014 APNIC 37 2014
    prop-106 Restricting excessive IPv4 address transfers under the final /8 block Shin SHIRAHATA, Tomohiro Fujisaki 2013 APNIC 35 2013
    prop-103 A Final IP Address Policy Proposal Randy Bush 2012 APNIC 34 2012
    prop-100 National IP Address Plan – Allocation of country-wide IP address blocks Rakesh Mohan Agarwal 2011 APNIC 32 2012
    prop-099 IPv6 Reservation for Large Networks Xing Li, Song Jiang, Xiaomin Zhou, Haijin Li 2011 APNIC 32 2012
    prop-098 Optimizing IPv6 allocation strategies (simplified) Owen DeLong 2011 APNIC 32 2012
    prop-092 Distribution of additional APNIC IPv4 address ranges after IANA exhaustion David Woodgate 2011 APNIC 31 2011
    prop-091 Limiting of final /8 policy to specific /9 David Woodgate 2011 APNIC 31 2011
    prop-090 Optimizing IPv6 allocation strategies Owen DeLong 2011 APNIC 31 2011
    prop-089 Additional criterion for final /8 allocations (and assignments) David Woodhouse 2011 APNIC 31 2011
    prop-087 IPv6 address allocation for deployment purposes Tomohiro Fujisaki 2010 APNIC 30 2011
    prop-086 Global Policy for IPv4 Allocations by the IANA Post Exhaustion Steve Bertrand, Chris Grundemann, Aaron Hughes, Louie Lee, Matt Pounsett, Jason Schiller 2010 APNIC 30 2011
    prop-085 Eligibility for critical infrastructure assignments from the final /8 Terence Zhang Yinghao, Wendy Zhao Wei 2010 APNIC 30 2011
    prop-084 Frequent whois information update request Tobias Knecht 2010 APNIC 30 2011
    prop-081 Eligibility for assignments from the final /8 Terence Zhang Yinghao, Jane Zhang, Wendy Zhao Wei 2010 APNIC 29 2010
    prop-078 Reserving /10 IPv4 address space to facilitate IPv6 deployment Terence Zhang Yinghao, Jane Zhang, Wendy Zhao Wei 2009 APNIC 28 2010
    prop-077 Proposal to supplement transfer policy of historical IPv4 addresses Terence Zhang Yinghao, Jane Zhang, Wendy Zhao Wei 2009 APNIC 28 2010
    prop-076 Requiring aggregation for IPv6 subsequent allocations Tomohiro Fujisaki,Akira Nakagawa, Toshio Tachibana, Fuminori Tanizaki 2009 APNIC 28 2010
    prop-072 Reapplication limits when transferring address space Philip Smith 2009 APNIC 28 2009
    prop-071 Justifying receiving IPv4 address space Philip Smith 2009 APNIC 28 2009
    prop-070 Maximum IPv4 allocation size James Spenceley, Jonny Martin 2009 APNIC 27 2009
    prop-069 Global policy proposal for the allocation of IPv4 blocks to Regional Internet Registries Adiel 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
    2009 APNIC 27 2011
    prop-068 Inter-RIR transfer policy Geoff Huston 2009 APNIC 27 2009
    prop-067 A simple transfer proposal Randy Bush, Philip Smith 2008 APNIC 27 2009
    prop-063 Reducing timeframe of IPv4 allocations from twelve to six months Philip Smith, Randy Bush, Jonny Martin 2008 APNIC 26 2009
    prop-060 Change in the criteria for the recognition of NIRs in the APNIC region Kusumba Sridhar 2008 APNIC 26 2008
    prop-059 Using the Resource Public Key Infrastructure to construct validated IRR data Randy Bush 2008 APNIC 26 2008
    prop-058 Proposal to create IPv4 shared use address space among LIRs Shirou Niinobe, Takeshi Tomochika, Jiro Yamaguchi, Dai Nishino, Hiroyuki Ashida, Akira Nakagawa,
    Toshiyuki Hosaka
    2008 APNIC 25 2008
    prop-056 IPv4 Soft Landing David Conrad 2008 APNIC 25 2008
    prop-052 Cooperative distribution of the end of the IPv4 free pool Tony Hain 2007 APNIC 25 2008
    prop-051 Global policy for the allocation of the remaining IPv4 address space Roque Gagliano , ANTEL, Francisco Obispo, CENIT, Haitham EL Nakhal, MCIT, Didier Allain Kla,
    ISOC
    Cote d’Ivoire
    2007 APNIC 24 2007
    prop-048 IPv6 ULA-central Jordi Palet Martinez 2007 APNIC 24 2007
    prop-047 eGLOP multicast address assignments Marshall Eubanks, David Meyer 2007 APNIC 23 2007
    prop-046 IPv4 countdown policy proposal JPNIC IPv4 countdown policy team 2007 APNIC 23 2007
    prop-045 Proposal to modify “end site” definition and allow end sites to receive IPv6 allocations Jordi Palet Martinez 2007 APNIC 23 2007
    prop-044 Proposal to remove requirement to document need for multiple /48s assigned to a single end site Jordi Palet Martinez 2007 APNIC 23 2007
    prop-043 Proposal to remove reference to IPv6 policy document as an “interim” policy document Jordi Palet Martinez 2007 APNIC 23 2007
    prop-042 Proposal to change IPv6 initial allocation criteria Jordi Palet Martinez 2007 APNIC 23 2007
    prop-040 Proposal for APNIC non-member annual service fee APNIC 2006 APNIC 22 2006
    prop-039 A proposal to improve reachability of new IANA blocks Tomoya Yoshida 2006 APNIC 22 2006
    prop-037 Deprecation of email updates for APNIC Registry and whois data Terry Manderson 2006 APNIC 22 2007
    prop-036 Proposal to modify allocation criteria in the “IPv6 Address Allocation and Assignment Policy” Jordi Palet Martinez 2006 APNIC 22 2006
    prop-034 IPv6 portable assignment for end user organisations Jordi Palet Martinez 2006 APNIC 22 2006
    prop-029 Proposal for discrete networks and national peering Uchenna N Ibekwe, Vu, Baokhanh N (Beth), Jason Schiller 2005 APNIC 20 2005
    prop-028 Abolishing IPv6 per address fee for NIRs NIR fee WG 2005 APNIC 19 2005
    prop-024 Changing NIR fee structure Toshiyuki Hosaka 2004 APNIC 18 2004
    prop-023 A proposal to prevent the routing of “dark” address space Gordon Bader 2004 APNIC 18 2004
    prop-020 Application of the HD ratio to IPv4 APNIC 2004 APNIC 18 2006
    prop-019 A proposal for whois database query Jeng-jr Li 2004 APNIC 21 2006
    prop-013 LIRs to manage multiple discreet networks under a single APNIC membership Dawn Martin 2003 APNIC 17 2003
    prop-009 Delegation of 2.0.0.2.ip6.arpa Synopsis Randy Bush 2003 APNIC 16 2003
    prop-003 Policy for mirroring on IRR JPNIC 2004 APNIC 17 2005