APNIC Fee Schedule from 1 January 2020

1. What is the new fee schedule?

APNIC annual fees for Members and Non-Members will increase from 1 January 2020.

You can view the new Fee Schedules and the Announcement.

2. When does the new fee schedule come into effect?

The new fee schedule will come into effect from 1 January 2020. All renewal invoices produced from the date of this announcement (18 December 2019) will reflect the new fee schedule.

3. How do I find out what my renewal fees will be?

You can find out your renewal fee by using the Fee Calculator for Members or Non-Members.

4. Why are the fees being increased?

APNIC’s fees were reduced by the APNIC Executive Council (EC) in 2015. At its December 2019 meeting in Taipei, the EC determined that cost inflation over the past five years required a return to the prior fee structure, to adjust for this inflation.

From 1 January 2020, APNIC’s annual fees will be again charged at the same level as at 1 January 2011. The EC noted that, between January 2011 and December 2019, the APNIC Secretariat had absorbed inflationary cost increases of 20%, while the value of the AUD (and therefore the cost of APNIC fees) in USD terms had decreased by 33%.

5. How is the Annual Fee calculated?

The Annual Fee is determined by the (fractional) number of bits of address space (v4 or v6) held, and is calculated as follows:

        Annual Fee = (Base Fee) x (Bit Factor)^(Address Bits)

For APNIC Members, the Annual Fee parameters are as follows, from 1 January 2020:

        Base Fee = AUD 1,180
        Bit Factor = 1.30

6. I have just submitted my application for APNIC Membership and resources. Will I pay the new fees?

If your application is approved on or after 1 January 2020, your invoice will reflect the new fees. If your application is approved before 1 January 2020, your invoice will reflect the fee schedule current in 2019.

7. Who can I talk to for more information?

The APNIC Helpdesk is happy to help with any enquiries about the new fee schedule which you may have. You can contact us via phone, email or live chat.

For new APNIC account holders:

1. How much does a new Membership and IP address resource application cost?

You will pay a once off sign-up fee of AUD 500, plus the Annual Membership fee which is calculated based on the size of the approved IP address space. These fees are payable before receiving your resource delegation.

Example: New membership application for /23 IPv4 addresses

  • Start-up fee (AUD 500) + Annual Membership fee for /23 IPv4 addresses (AUD 1,534)
  • Total fee is AUD 2,034

View the Annual Membership fees based on different IP address sizes.

2. How much does it cost for a new Member to receive other IP addresses through transfer, or via business mergers and acquisitions in addition to direct delegation from APNIC?

The total cost is the start-up fee (AUD 500) + the Annual Membership fee based on the total address space received into the account.

3. How much does it cost to be become an APNIC Member and receive no IP delegation?

The total cost is AUD 1,000.

This fee comprises:

  • The Associate Membership annual fee (AUD 500), and
  • The sign-up fee (AUD 500)

4. How much does it cost for a Membership and receive only AS numbers?

The total cost is AUD 1,000.

This fee comprises:

  • The Associate Membership annual fee (AUD 500), and
  • The sign-up fee (AUD 500)

APNIC does not charge Members additional fees for AS numbers.

5. How much does it cost a new Member to only receive a transfer of historical resources, or a transfer via a business merger or acquisition?

The cost is a start-up fee of AUD 500 plus the annual Membership fee based on the size of historical resources transfer.

For more information, view the transfer policy.

6. In what situations is the sign-up fee waived?

The sign-up fee is waived in the following scenarios:

  • Critical infrastructure assignments
  • IXP assignments
  • New Member accounts to manage historical resources under HRM or HRT
  • Existing Non-Member accounts with historical resources converting to Member accounts

For existing Members:

1. How much does it cost to receive resources through an IPv4 transfer?

An existing Member that does not have any IP address resources will be invoiced the annual fee of the transferred IPv4 address space. Their Associate Membership fee will be refunded on a pro-rata basis and in subsequent years, the Membership renewal date would be the date that the resources were received.

An existing Member account that already has IP address resources will be invoiced the IPv4 transfer fee, which is 20 per cent of the annual fee of the transferred IPv4 resources. Their next Membership renewal fee will be adjusted based on their total number of IP addresses held in their account.

2. How much does it cost to receive resources through a transfer due to a business merger and/or acquisition?

An existing Member that does not have any IP address resources will be invoiced the annual fee of the transferred IP address space. Their Associate Membership fee will be refunded on a pro-rata basis.

An existing Member account that already has IP address resources will not be charged any fees for a transfer due to a merger and/or acquisition. Their next Membership renewal fee will be adjusted based on their total number of IP addresses held in their account.

3. How do I calculate my account’s annual renewal fee?

The renewal fee of your account is calculated based on the total number of IP addresses held in your account. Use the Fee Calculator for Members or Non-Members to calculate the estimated annual renewal fee.

4. Can I reduce my address holdings and my annual membership fees?

You can reduce your address holdings and your annual membership fees by returning unused IP address space to APNIC. You will need to return the address space at least two working days before your membership expiry date to allow your renewal fees to be re-calculated based on your updated address holding. The minimum IPv4 address block size you can return is /24.

You may also choose to reduce your address holdings by transferring IPv4 address space to other organizations which need it. You can visit the APNIC transfer listing page to find and contact organizations that require more IPv4 addresses.