Network Address Translation (NAT)

APNIC policies do not require any ISP or Internet user to employ Network Address Translation (NAT). The choice of whether to use NAT is left entirely to the discretion of address space users, namely ISPs and their customers.

APNIC policies do support the assignment of public address space by ISPs for use with any permanent or semi-permanent Internet connection, and address space is made readily available to ISPs for this purpose.

For further information on NAT and APNIC policies regarding its use, see chapter 12 of APNIC guidelines for IPv4 allocation and assignment requests.