Quick tips for requesting IP addresses

  1. APNIC can only accept resource requests from a registered contact
  2. Access to MyAPNIC
  3. Provide a good description of your network
  4. Use the Additional Comments field for other important information
  5. Provide a detailed description of your network topology
  6. Plan to adopt current best practice
  7. Always use the same ticket number for the same request
  8. Use of account name in subject line of your request

APNIC can only accept resource requests from a registered contact

How to get introduced

  • Addition or removal of a contact must be authorized by a Corporate Contact.
  • Corporate Contacts can add/remove Non-Corporate Contacts via MyAPNIC > Manage Contacts; or
  • Corporate Contacts can request to add/remove a contact, by sending an email, with the contact's name and email address, to helpdesk@apnic.net.
  • If there is no Corporate Contact or the Corporate Contact has left the organization, a new one must be appointed by the member organization.

Click here to appoint a new Corporate Contact.

Access to MyAPNIC

You must have MyAPNIC access to apply for initial/additional IP addresses. To apply go to:

Resources > Resource request forms

Provide a good description of your network

It is important that you provide us with detailed information about your future network-plan when you make your request. This will mean that we will not have to ask you as many questions and we will be able to process your request faster.

Example of a sufficiently detailed network plan:

network-plan: 16/60/240 8 PRI dial up modems 
network-plan: 0/60/240 8 PRI dial up modems 
network-plan: 10/16/35 LAN -mail and DNS servers 
network-plan: 15/25/40 LAN -NOC & Ops management 
network-plan: 5/11/11 LAN -Name based web hosting 
network-plan: 0/8/8 LAN -DNS servers 
network-plan: 4/6/12 loopback router interfaces

Use the Additional Information field for other important information

To help us understand your request and to prevent delays with your application, you can use the "Additional Information" field to provide other information, which will help us to properly evaluate your request.

Important information to include in the Additional Information field

  • The make and model of the equipment (if possible, include a URL where we can view the product information).
  • Your schedule for planning and deploying your network. Clearly indicate the quantity of the equipment already on-site for each POP and, if applicable, the number and type of devices you plan to purchase for this deployment
  • Explain whether you have considered the possibility of using the following technologies: NATs with private address space, or IP unnumbered (for P2P links with singly homed customers).

Provide a detailed description of your network topology

A good description of your network topology can help us to evaluate your request much earlier.

In the network diagram, you should:

  • label all POPs and equipment use
  • indicate bandwidth

You can attach the diagram within your application request.

Plan to adopt current best practice

APNIC strongly encourages that members adopt current best practice when addressing their network. If your plans are not based on current best practice, we may ask you to explain why.

For example:

Virtual web hosting: name-based or IP-based?

  • If your plans include virtual web hosting services, please tell us whether you intend to provide name-based or IP-based hosting services.
  • If you intend to provide IP-based hosting, then you should provide a technical justification.
  • If you plan to assign more than a /22 for IP-based hosting, then you must provide a list of URLs and corresponding IP addresses in your request.

APNIC guidelines for IPv4 allocation and assignment requests deals with other examples where best current practice should be considered.

Always use the same ticket number for the same request

Once your application is submitted via MyAPNIC you will receive an acknowledgment with a "ticket number" in the subject line. This helps to track the progress of your request.

Please ensure that all emails you send relating to the same request contain that ticket number in the subject line, as it appeared in the acknowledgment. The easiest way to do this is to simply "reply" to the messages you receive from APNIC, keeping the ticket number in the subject line.

Creating a new email can cause delays as it will generate another ticket number, which will make it difficult for us to track your request.

Use of account name in subject line of your request

APNIC's Hostmaster mail box only accepts mail from members. Messages to that mailbox without a valid account name in the subject line are automatically returned. The account name must be enclosed in brackets or parentheses in the subject line.

Examples:

Correct

Subject: [EXAMPLE-ID]

Incorrect

Subject: {EXAMPLE-ID}

or

Subject: EXAMPLE-ID

If you do not know your account name, please contact the APNIC Helpdesk – you will need to provide details of your organization.