This proposal suggests providing an incentive to small enterprises and academia/researchers to receive IPv6 assignment. As the proposal states, APNIC Associate Members may request IPv6 assignment with the restrictions that the assignment cannot be further assigned to other organisations.
|Relevant forum||Policy SIG|
|Status at other RIRs||
RIPE NCC: IPv6 PI can be sponsored by an LIR (EUR 50/yr).
|Secretariat impact assessment||prop-137-v001:|
APNIC notes the proposed criteria for Associate Members to request IPv6 provider independent assignment of /48 and this assignment cannot be further assigned to the other organizations and agree to use and
announce this address space within 12 months.
APNIC also notes, if the assigned space is not announced within the 12 months, after this period, APNIC can reclaim it and return to the free pool.
Under the current policies, any account holders can request IP resources, including IPv6 provider independent assignment.
This proposal has a direct impact on the Associate Member fees which is not in the mandate of the Policy SIG Charter. Under the APNIC By-laws, the power for establishing the membership fees for APNIC Members rests with the APNIC Executive Council (EC).
This proposal would require changes to the website content, procedure documents and manuals, training material, membership forms and registry systems.
This proposal would create additional workload for Services staff having to follow-up with members and reclaim resources if they do not advertise Provider Independent IPv6 assignment within 12 months.
If this proposal reaches consensus, implementation is subject to the APNIC EC review/decision of
Associate Member fees.
1. How strict is this proposal with “not announced within the 12 months”? What if the assignment is briefly announced within that 12 months but is not visible in the routing table at the time of verification by the APNIC staff after that period?
2. An end user type organization can receive a /48 IPv6 assignment under different policy criteria.
IPv6 for multihoming
IPv6 for critical infrastructure
IPv6 for Internet Exchange Points
Provider Independent IPv6 assignment
Since the objective of this proposal is to provide an incentive to small enterprises to receive IPv6 assignment, what is the reason to restrict proposal to ‘Provider Independent IPv6 assignment’ only?
|13 August 2021||Version 1 posted to the Policy SIG mailing list for discussion and community development.|
|16 September 2021||Reached consensus at APNIC 52 OPM but has been sent back to the author for clarification.|
|21 September 2021||Announcement posted to the mailing list.|
|02 March 2022||Abandoned at APNIC 53.|