prop-155: IPv6 PI assignment for associate members

Proposal text prop-155-v001

This proposal suggests allowing Associate Members to apply for IPv6 Provider Independent resources with minimum justification criteria, as currently specified in Section 9.1.4 of APNIC guidelines for IPv6 allocation and assignment requests, without previously delegated IPv4 allocation, provided that the account holder will use these resources within the next 12 months. Subsequent assignments will be evaluated based on the applicant’s demonstrated need and adherence to current APNIC’s IPv6 allocation policies.

This proposal recommends that the APNIC EC update APNIC Membership: Tiers and Voting Rights Section 2.2 with the proposed changes.

According to this proposal, IPv6 Provider Independent address assignment will be non-transferable.

Current status Implemented

 Aftab Siddiqui and Simon Sohel Baroi

Relevant forum Policy SIG
Previous versions n/a
Secretariat impact assessment

Version 1

APNIC notes that this proposal aims to allow any Associate member to receive a /48 IPv6 Provider Independent (PI) assignment without any justification or have any existing IPv4 addresses. Also, the proposal recommends the APNIC EC update the APNIC Membership: Tiers and Voting Rights Section 2.2 without making any changes to the Associate member fee schedule.


This proposal suggests that IPv6 PI address space will be non-transferable. However, as per the current IPv6 transfer policy, APNIC will recognize and process the transfer of IPv6 addresses as the result of a Merger & Acquisition. If the authors’ intent is to stop the transfer of IPv6 PI assignments, a proposal to amend the current policy Section 13.0 IPv6 Transfers would be required.


This proposal’s implementation is dependent on the APNIC EC review of APNIC Membership: Tiers and Voting Rights.

Proposal history
18 August 2023 Version 1 posted to the Policy SIG mailing list for discussion and community development.
14 September 2023 Reached consensus at APNIC 56 OPM and AMM.
18 September 2023 Final comment period.
17 October 2023 End of comment period.
13 December 2023 Endorsed by APNIC EC.
02 April 2024 Call for editorial comments.
07 May 2024 End of editorial comment period. Policy implemented.