Fees – FAQs

  1. How do I calculate my membership fees?
  2. What if I want to reduce my address holdings and my annual membership fees?
  3. How do I return IP and AS Numbers?

How do I calculate my membership fees?

For APNIC Members, a calculator is available through MyAPNIC (under the “Administration” tab) to estimate your membership fees. All current and historical IPv4 and IPv6 addresses under the membership account are assessed.

IPv4 For IPv4 address holdings, the total count of individual IPv4 addresses are used in the formula for calculation.

For example, if you have a /24 and a /21, you would have 2,304 IPv4 addresses and your fee would amount to AUD 2,459.

IPv6 For IPv6 address holdings, the total number of /56 address blocks in the holding are used in the formula for calculation.

For example, a holding of a /31 would constitute 33,554,432 end-site addresses and amount to AUD 2,350.

Using this formula, address holdings are expressed as the total of IPv6 end-site addresses (/56).

For example, there are 33,554,432 /56 end-site addresses in a /31.

Note: Where a Member holds both IPv4 and IPv6 address blocks, the holdings are assessed separately. The annual membership fee is then charged as the greater of these two calculations.

What if I want to reduce my address holdings and my annual membership fees?

You can reduce your address holdings and the annual membership fees by returning unused address space to APNIC. You will need to return the address space at least two working days before your membership expires to allow your renewal fees to be recalculated based on the changed address holdings.

  • For IPv4 address space, the minimum size you can return is a /24
  • For IPv6, the minimum allocation size you can return is a /32 and the minimum assignment size you can return is a /48

How do I return IP and AS Numbers?

To return IPv4 address space only you can use the Return resources to APNIC form made available in MyAPNIC under the Resources tab.

To return IPv4, IPv6 and/or AS Numbers, the Corporate Contact of the Member account should email the following information to admin@apnic.net:

  • The Member account name
  • The range of IP address space and/or AS Number that will be returned
  • The date when the address space will be returned

Note: At the time the IP and/or AS Number resource is returned, it must not be visible on the global routing table. APNIC will be unable to return the address space back to its free pool if it is still being routed.