IPv6 – FAQs

  1. Is my organization qualified to receive IPv6 address space from APNIC? And how do I apply for IPv6 addresses?
  2. Can I get an IPv6 assignment for my Internet Exchange Point (IXP)?
  3. I am involved in IPv6 R&D. How do I receive address space to support my activities?
  4. Can I get an IPv6 multihoming assignment for my network?
  5. Where can I get more information?

Is my organization qualified to receive IPv6 address space from APNIC? And how do I apply for IPv6 addresses?

APNIC policies govern the criteria for Internet resource delegation. To ensure you meet the policy criteria, please check your eligibility.

Existing APNIC Members who hold IPv4 addresses, but do not yet have IPv6 addresses, will automatically qualify for an IPv6 delegation under Section 9.3.1. of the [APNIC-127] APNIC Internet Number Resource Policies. These Members can request an IPv6 delegation by simply clicking on the “Get your IPv6 addresses” icon in MyAPNIC.

Members who do not hold any IPv4 addresses and wish to apply for IPv6 addresses can complete the resource request form via MyAPNIC under the “Resources” tab.

If you are not an APNIC Member, please complete the membership and resource application form to apply for IPv6.

Can I get an IPv6 assignment for my Internet Exchange Point (IXP)?

Yes, you may be eligible to receive an IPv6 address assignment under APNIC’s IXP policy.

IXPs are eligible to receive a portable assignment from APNIC to be used exclusively to connect the IXP participant devices to the Exchange Point.

Please review the IXP address assignment FAQs and Section 10.1.13 of the [APNIC-127] APNIC Internet Number Resource Policies.

I am involved in IPv6 R&D. How do I receive address space to support my activities?

Depending on your specific activity, you may qualify under Section 5.7 of the [APNIC-127] APNIC Internet Number Resource Policies.

Can I get an IPv6 multihoming assignment for my network?

Yes. Please see the criteria at Section 10.1.1. of the [APNIC-127] APNIC Internet Number Resource Policies.

Where can I get more information?

You can learn more about IPv6 via the following links: