The current APNIC IPv4 Policy allows each APNIC account holder to receive up to a /22 from the IPv4 Recovered Pool after they have received a /22 from the final /8 pool (103/8). However, the Recovered Pool may not always have enough resources for delegation. After discussion with the community via the Policy SIG mailing list and at APNIC 41 in Auckland, APNIC will create a waiting list for those IPv4 requests that cannot be fulfilled from the Recovered Pool.
How the waiting list works
When APNIC can no longer fulfill approved requests from the IPv4 Recovered Pool, those requests will automatically be placed on the waiting list.
The position of current Members on the waiting list will be strictly determined by the date and time that the Member’s completed request was received by APNIC for approval. If the request submitted is incomplete, the request will only be deemed complete once APNIC has been provided with sufficient information by the Member to approve the request.
New Members’ position on the waiting list will be determined by the date and time APNIC receives full payment for the new membership after the resource application has been approved.
NIR members’ position on the waiting list will be determined by the date and time APNIC receives the approved request from the NIR.
All approved unmet IPv4 Recovered Pool requests, including those from NIRs, will be queued on the waiting list.
Process of requests
When additional recovered IPv4 address space is added to the Recovered Pool, requests on the waiting list will be filled in order from the oldest to the newest.
Once a request has been filled, it will be removed from the waiting list. Members have the option to remove their request from the waiting list at any time if their IPv4 address requirement has been satisfied (for example, if received via an IPv4 transfer).
Each request on the waiting list will expire in 12 months if it is not fulfilled. One month before expiry, a notice will be sent to the requestor. The requestor will have the option to stay on the waiting list for another 12 months by confirming their needs justification, or will be removed from the waiting list on the expiry date.