Changes to IPv4 transfer policy

Today, the APNIC Secretariat implemented a policy proposal that reached consensus at APNIC 32 in Busan, South Korea during August/September 2011.

APNIC account holders wishing to become the recipient of IPv4 transfers must now justify their need for the resources as a result of a policy change taking effect from today, Monday, 21 November 2011.

To streamline the process, those seeking to be the recipient of transferred resources may apply for pre-approval by demonstrating their need before locating a source for the address space.

A pre-approval request form is available on MyAPNIC.

Updated policy documents

This policy change is the implementation of prop-096: Maintaining demonstrated needs requirement in transfer policy after the final /8 phase.

The revised APNIC transfer, merger, acquisition, and takeover policy is now open for final editorial comments. Please provide final editorial comments before 21 December 2011.