prop-114: Modification in the ASN eligibility criteria

Proposal text

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This proposal modifies the eligibility criteria for Autonomous System Numbers so that the absolute requirement to multihome is removed. Under the proposal, an organization is eligible for an ASN assignment if it is planning to use it within next 6 months.

Current status Implemented on 10 February 2016.

Aftab Siddiqui
Skeeve Stevens

Relevant forum Policy SIG
Previous versions prop-114-v001
Status at other RIRs

ARIN: It is not mandatory but optional to be multihomed in order get ASN.
RIPE NCC: A proposal to remove the multihoming requirement is currently under discussion
LACNIC: Only inter-connect is mandatory not multihoming
AFRINIC: It is mandatory to be multihomed in order to get an ASN.

Proposal history
4 February 2015 Posted
to the Policy SIG mailing list for discussion.
4 March 2015 Version 2 posted
to the Policy SIG mailing list for discussion.
5 March 2015 Version 3 posted
to the Policy SIG mailing list and presented at SIG meeting for discussion.
5 March 2015 Did not reach consensus at APNIC 39 Policy SIG meeting and was returned to the mailing list for further discussion.
10 September 2015 Version 3 reached consensus at the APNIC 40 Open Policy
and later at the APNIC Member Meeting.
13 September 2015 – 11 October 2015

Final 4-week Comment

3 December 2015 Endorsed by the APNIC EC. Pending implementation.
8 January 2016

Editorial comment period announcement. See a marked-up version, or the draft document.

10 February 2016 Implementation announcement.