Draft policy documents available for review
APNIC seeks final editorial comments on documents updated to reflect the implementation of the following policy proposals that reached consensus at APNIC 26.
APNIC seeks final editorial comments on the following draft documents:
- Policies for IPv4 address space management in the Asia Pacific region
- Policies for historical Internet resources in the APNIC Whois Database
- Policies for Autonomous System number management in the Asia Pacific region
These documents have been updated to reflect the implementation of the following policy proposals that reached consensus at APNIC 26 and were endorsed by the Executive Council on 20 November 2008:
- prop-062: Use of final /8
- prop-066: Ensuring efficient use of historical IPv4 resources
- prop-064: Change to assignment policy for AS numbers
The changes are as follows:
- In "Policies for IPv4 address space management in the Asia Pacific region"
- New sections 4.5 and 4.6 added to define current and historical resources
- The need to document historical address utilization when requesting IPv4 addresses added to sections 8.4, 9.3 and 9.4
- New section 9.10 added to specify how APNIC will distribute the final /8 worth of IPv4 addresses in its unallocated pool
- In "Policies for historical Internet resources in the APNIC Whois Database"
- New section 3.1 added to specify that utilization of historical addresses is taken into account when requesting IPv4 addresses
- Section 8 updated to clarify when historical IPv4 addresses are subject to APNIC administrative fees
- In "Policies for Autonomous System number management in the Asia Pacific region"
- The asdot representation of four-byte AS numbers has been removed from section 3.2 to comply with RFC 5396
- Section 6.3 includes the new 1 July 2009 date in the timetable for moving from two-byte only AS numbers to four-byte only AS numbers
Associated web pages and forms will be updated on 16 February 2009, the date the policies are implemented.
Nature of the document review
This is an editorial review only. The APNIC community has already reached consensus on the policy issue that is to be implemented. Therefore, during the comment period, interested parties may:
- Object to the draft document on the grounds that it does not properly reflect the consensus decision reached in the Policy Review Process
- Suggest improvements of any aspect of the document
- Request that an additional call for comment be made to allow more consideration of substantial revisions
Deadline for comments
Your comments are requested by 9 February 2009. Please send your comments to the sig-policy mailing list. Details at: