prop-065: Format for delegation and recording of 4-byte AS numbers

Proposal text prop-065-v001
Synopsis This proposal recommends that APNIC changes its procedures to standardise on delegating 4-byte AS numbers in the ASPLAIN format rather than the current ASDOT format. This proposal extends to the data recorded in APNIC Whois Database records, with the proposal recommending that whois returns the same record for queries made in either format.
Current status Published as an RFC
Authors James Spenceley
Relevant forum Policy SIG
Previous versions N/A
Status at other RIRs N/A
Proposal history
22 July 2008 Submitted to the Policy SIG mailing list for discussion.
28 August 2008 Reached consensus at the APNIC 26 Policy SIG and AMM in Christchurch, New Zealand.
29 August – 24 October 2008 Eight-week call for final comments.

22 September 2008 Submitted as an IETF Internet Draft:

27 October 2008 Policy SIG Chair formally announce that the Chairs will take no further action on the proposal, pending the publication of an RFC regarding format of 4-byte AS numbers.

12 December 2008 Published as an RFC (Standards Track):

  • RFC 5396 – Textual Representation of Autonomous System (AS) Numbers