prop-139: SOR not required

Proposal textprop-139-v001

This proposal suggests deleting the LIR Second Opinion Request (SOR) process from the policy, which is rarely used, and is no longer required with the exhaustion of IPv4, and not required with IPv6.

Current statusImplemented
AuthorJordi Palet Martínez
Relevant forumPolicy SIG
Previous versions


Status at other RIRsOther RIRs don’t have this process or it is optional/not used.
Secretariat impact assessment

This proposal appears to be straightforward. APNIC notes the deletion of LIR “Assignment
Window (AW) and Second Opinion Request (SOR)” from the policy manual, and it is unlikely
to change current practices for evaluating requests.

This proposal would require changes to the website content and procedure documents,
but not require any changes to the systems.

If this proposal reaches consensus, implementation can be completed within 3 months.
Proposal history
13 August 2021Version 1 posted to the Policy SIG mailing list for discussion and community development.
16 September 2021Reached consensus at APNIC 52.
21 September 2021Open final call for comments.
18 October 2021End of fincal comment period.
4 November 2021Endorsed by APNIC EC. Pending implementation.
8 November 2021Editorial comment period announcement.
6 December 2021End of editorial comment period. Policy published as apnic-127-v010.