prop-142: Unify Transfer Policies Text

Proposal text prop-142-v001

This proposal suggests combining all the transfer policies, currently listed under different resource types (IPv4, IPv6, ASNs), into one section of the policy document. This will help reduce text duplication and make it easier for people to access the relevant information.

The proposal IS NOT intended to change the existing transfers policies. Proposed changes are only minor rewording/rephrasing of the text for conciseness, to avoid duplication, and make it easier to read and interpret all the transfer policies under its own section of the policy document.

Current status Implemented
Authors Jordi Palet Martínez
Amrita Choudhury
Relevant forum Policy SIG
Previous versions n/a
Status at other RIRs Different RIRs have unified the text, but the policy manual in others is separate documents for each policy so that’s not feasible.
Secretariat impact assessment


APNIC understands this proposal is suggesting combining the individual resource type (IPv4, IPv6, ASN) transfer policies under a new part (Part 5) of the APNIC’s Internet Number Resource Policies document.

APNIC also notes that this proposal is NOT intending to amend the current transfer policies. However, currently APNIC maintains a public log of intra and inter-RIR IPv4 transfers only made under Sections 8.1 and 8.2. The proposed policy is suggesting changing this to maintain a public log of all resource transfers “APNIC will maintain a public log of all transfers.”


Should APNIC maintain a public log of all resource type (IPv4, IPv6, ASN) transfers, including historical IP addresses and scenarios due to merger, acquisition, or takeover?


In the spirit of this proposal, for reasons of consistency and no changes to the current transfer policies, we recommend the proposal authors and the community to trust the Secretariat to do the right thing in combining all relevant transfers policies under a new Part (Part 5 of the Policy document), without relying on the proposed text in the proposal.


This proposal would not require any changes to the systems.

If this proposal reaches consensus, implementation can be completed within 3 months.

Proposal history
02 February 2022 Version 1 posted to the Policy SIG mailing list for discussion and community development.
02 March 2022 Reached consensus at APNIC 53.
04 March 2022 Open call for final comments.
04 April 2022 End of final comment period.
11 April 2022 Endorsed by APNIC EC.
08 July 2022 Editorial comment period announcement.
08 August 2022

End of editorial comment period. Policy published as apnic-127-v011.