The proposal "prop-114: Modification in the ASN eligibility criteria" has been sent to the Policy SIG for review.
It will be presented at the Open Policy Meeting at APNIC 39 in Fukuoka, Japan on Thursday, 5 March 2015.
We invite you to review and comment on the proposal on the mailing list before the meeting.
The comment period on the mailing list before an APNIC meeting is an important part of the policy development process. We encourage you to express your views on the proposal:
- Do you support or oppose this proposal? - Does this proposal solve a problem you are experiencing? If so, tell the community about your situation. - Do you see any disadvantages in this proposal? - Is there anything in the proposal that is not clear? - What changes could be made to this proposal to make it more effective?
The current ASN assignment policy dictates two eligibility criteria and both should be fulfilled in order to get an ASN. The policy seems to imply that both requirements i.e. multi-homing and clearly defined single routing policy must be met simultaneously, this has created much confusion in interpreting the policy.
As a result organizations have either provided incorrect information to get the ASN or barred themselves from applying.
2. Objective of policy change -----------------------------
In order to make the policy guidelines simpler we are proposing to modify the text describing the eligibility criteria for ASN assignment by removing multi-homing requirement for the organization.
3. Situation in other regions -----------------------------
ARIN: It is not mandatory but optional to be multi-homed in order get ASN