Version 2 of prop-118: No need policy in APNIC region, did not reach
consensus at the APNIC 46 Open Policy Meeting.
The Policy SIG Chairs returned the proposal to the author for further discussion with the community and invited the author to submit an amended version based on the community's feedback.
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Sumon, Bertrand, Ching-Heng
Policy SIG Chairs
prop-118-v002: No need policy in APNIC region
Proposer: Heng Lu
Whenever a transfer of IPv4 is taking place within the APNIC region, the
recipient needs to demonstrate the "need" for the IPv4 space they intend
Companies transferring IPv4 space to their pool do this in ordcer to
enable further growth in their network, since the space is not coming
from the free public pool, regular policies that are intended to protect
the limited pool of IPv4 space can be removed in transfers.
Simplify transfer of IPv4 space between resource holders.
Ease some administration on APNIC staff, increase database accuracy.
RIPE region has an all around no need policy in IPv4, even for first
allocation, transfers do not require the recipient to demonstrate their
intended use of the resources.
ARIN, need base for both transfers and resources issued by ARIN.
AFRINIC, need based policy on transfers (not active yet) and resource
request from AFRINIC based on needs.
LACNIC, no transfers, need based request.
Out of all these RIR, only ARIN and RIPE NCC have inter-RIR transfer
policies, ARIN has made clear in the past that the "no need" policy
from the RIPE region would break inter-RIR transfers from ARIN to RIPE
Simply copy the RIPE policy to solve the ARIN transfer incompatibility:
APNIC shall accept all transfers of Internet number resources to its
service region, provided that they comply with the policies relating
to transfers within its service region.
For transfers from RIR regions that require the receiving region to
have needs-based policies, recipients must provide a plan to the
APNIC for the use of at least 50% of the transferred resources within
When transferring Internet number resources to another RIR, the APNIC
will follow the transfer policies that apply within its own service region.
The APNIC will also comply with the commitments imposed by the receiving
RIR in order to facilitate the transfer.