New APNIC policies now active
On 10 February 2010, APNIC implemented three policy proposals that reached consensus during APNIC 28 in Beijing, China in August 2009.
On 10 February 2010, APNIC implemented three policy proposals that reached consensus during APNIC 28 in Beijing, China in August 2009. The APNIC Executive Council (EC) endorsed the proposals during their November 2009 meeting.
The three policies implemented are:
prop-050: IPv4 address transfers
Policy restrictions on the transfer of registration of IPv4 address allocations and IPv4 portable address assignments between current APNIC account holders have now been removed.
prop-073: Simplifying allocation/assignment of IPv6 to APNIC members with existing IPv4 addresses
There is now alternative simplified criteria that allows a Member with existing IPv4 space to qualify for an appropriately sized IPv6 block under the matching IPv6 policy and request that IPv6 block through a simple online form.
For more information on how to take advantage of this new policy, see: Kickstart your IPv6!
prop-075: Ensuring efficient use of historical AS numbers
APNIC now has the ability to recover unused historical AS numbers for eventual reassignment to other APNIC account holders.
Updated policy documents
The comment period for the draft documents incorporating these policies ended on 8 February 2010. The updated documents are now officially active:
- Policies for IPv4 address space management in the Asia Pacific region
- IPv6 address allocation and assignment policy
- Policies for historical Internet resources in the APNIC Whois Database
- Policies for Autonomous System number management in the Asia Pacific region
- APNIC transfer, merger, acquisition and takeover policy
For more information, see the history of these policy proposals.