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New APNIC policies now active ________________________________________________________________________
On 16 February 2008, APNIC implemented three policy proposals that reached consensus during APNIC 26 in Christchurch, New Zealand in August 2008. The APNIC Executive Council (EC) endorsed the proposals during their November 2008 meeting. The three proposals implemented are:
prop-062: Use of final /8
When the total remaining space in the unallocated APNIC address pool reaches a threshold of one /8, the following policies will come into force:
- Each APNIC account holder that meets the criteria for an IPv4 allocation will be eligible to request and receive a single allocation no larger than the minimum allocation size.
- A /16 will be held in reserve for future uses, as yet unforeseen.
prop-064: Change to assignment policy for AS numbers
From 1 July 2009, networks requesting a two-byte AS number from APNIC must demonstrate that a four-byte only AS number is unsuitable.
prop-066: Ensuring efficient use of historical IPv4 resources
The utilization of historical IPv4 address space will now be taken into account when any organization holding historical IPv4 addresses requests more IPv4 from APNIC.
Updated policy documents ------------------------
The comment period for the draft documents incorporating these policies has ended. The updated documents are now officially active:
Policies for IPv4 address space management in the Asia Pacific region http://www.apnic.net/policy/add-manage-policy.html
Policies for historical Internet resources in the APNIC Whois Database http://www.apnic.net/policy/historical-resource-policies.html Policies for Autonomous System number management in the Asia Pacific region http://www.apnic.net/policy/asn-policy.html
For more information on the history of the policy proposals, see: