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3. APNIC Internet Number Resource Policies


APNIC Document Identity

Title: APNIC Internet Number Resource Policies

Short title: apnic-resource-policies

Document ref: APNIC-127                                 Version: 009

Date of original publication: 5 March 2015        Date of this version: 28 May 2021

Review scheduled: n/a                                         Obsoletes: APNIC-127-v008

Status: Active                                                       Comments: Implementation of prop-133


Table of Contents

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 3 Part 1: Policy Environment

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 1.0. Introduction

1.1. Scope

1.1.1. Additional guidelines and policies

1.1.2. Private address space

1.2. Hierarchy of resource distribution

13 Leave a comment on paragraph 13 0 2.0. Definitions

2.1. Internet Registry (IR)

2.1.1. Regional Internet Registry (RIR)

2.1.2. National Internet Registry (NIR)

2.1.3. Local Internet Registry (LIR)

2.2. Address space

2.2.1. Delegated address space

2.2.2. Allocated address space

2.2.3. Assigned address space

2.3. Autonomous System (AS)

2.3.1. Autonomous System Number (ASN)

2.4. Multihomed

2.5. Internet resources

2.5.1. Current resources

2.5.2. Historical resources

2.6. Internet Exchange Point (IXP)

2.7. Usage rate

2.8. Utilization

2.8.1. HD-Ratio

2.9. End site

2.10. aut-num object

2.11. Routing policy

2.12. Transfers

2.12.1. Counterpart RIR

2.12.2. Source

2.12.3. Recipient

39 Leave a comment on paragraph 39 0 3.0. Policy framework

3.1. Goals of resource management

3.1.1. Uniqueness

3.1.2. Registration

3.1.3. Aggregation

3.1.4. No guarantee of contiguous delegations

3.1.5. Conservation

3.1.6. Fairness

3.1.7. Minimized Overhead

3.1.8. Conflict of goals

3.2. Policy Environment

3.2.1. Routability

3.2.2. Internet growth rates

3.2.3. Collective responsibility

3.2.4. Impartiality

3.2.5. Varying levels of expertise

3.2.6. Address ownership

3.2.7. Address stockpiling

3.2.8. Reservations not supported

3.2.9. Evaluations to be based on best practice

3.2.10. Minimum practical delegation

3.2.11. Slow start mechanism

3.2.11.1. Exceptions to slow start

3.3. Organizations seeking address space from multiple IRs

63 Leave a comment on paragraph 63 0 4.0. Resource License

4.1. License Renewal

4.1.1. Review

4.1.2. Validity of delegations

4.2. Closure and recovery

4.2.1. Recovery of unused historical resources

69 Leave a comment on paragraph 69 0 5.0. Resource Management

5.1. How APNIC manages address space

5.1.1. Reservation for future uses

5.1.2. Sparse allocation framework

5.1.3. IPv4 addresses returned to APNIC

5.1.4. Preventing the Use of Undelegated APNIC Address Space

5.2. LIR address space management

5.2.1. Assignment window for LIRs

5.2.2. IPv4 address usage estimates

5.2.3. IPv4 Delegations to downstream IRs

5.2.3.1. Effect of delegation to downstream IRs on upstream LIR’s usage rate

5.2.4. Policies for LIR IPv6 allocation and assignment

5.2.4.1. LIR-to-ISP allocation

5.2.4.2. Assignment address space size

5.2.4.3. Assignment of multiple /48s to a single end site

5.3. Registration requirements

5.3.1. Requirements for IPv4 addresses

5.3.1.1. Updating registration details

5.3.2. Registration requirements for IPv6 addresses

5.3.3. Registration requirements for AS Numbers

5.3.3.1. Registering routing policy

5.3.3.2. Updating registration details

5.3.4. Registering contact persons

5.4. Reverse lookup

5.4.1. Responsibility to maintain IPv4 in-addr.arpa records

5.4.2. IPv6 reverse lookup

5.5. Managing Historical resources

5.5.1. Utilization of Historical IPv4 address space

5.5.2. Protecting Historical records in the APNIC Whois Database

5.5.3. Procedure for updating Historical registrations

5.5.4. Policies applicable to updated Historical resources

5.6. General requirements for requests

5.6.1. Documentation

5.6.2. Security and confidentiality

5.6.3. Equitable processing of requests

5.7. Experimental allocations policy

5.7.1. Introduction

5.7.1.1. Scope and goal

5.7.2. Allocations for experimental purposes

5.7.2.1. Publication of an experimental RFC

5.7.2.2. Alternative publication approved by APNIC

5.7.3. Experimental allocations

5.7.3.1. Public disclosure of experiment

5.7.3.2. Size of IP allocations

5.7.3.3. APNIC input on proposed experiment

5.7.3.4. Duration of allocation licenses

5.7.3.5. Extension of license

5.7.4. Registration

5.7.4.1. Restriction on commercial or undocumented uses

5.7.5. Fees for experimental allocations

119 Leave a comment on paragraph 119 0 Part 2: IPv4 Policy

120 Leave a comment on paragraph 120 0 6.0. Initial IPv4 delegations

6.1. Minimum and maximum IPv4 delegations

6.2. IPv4 request criteria

6.2.1. IPv4 for LIRs

6.2.2. IPv4 for multihoming

6.2.3. IPv4 for critical infrastructure

6.2.4. IPv4 for Internet Exchange Points

127 Leave a comment on paragraph 127 0 7.0. Subsequent IPv4 delegations

7.1. Prior delegations to be used first

7.2. Special circumstances – large delegations

130 Leave a comment on paragraph 130 0 8.0. IPv4 Transfers

8.1. Transfers of IPv4 addresses between APNIC account holders

8.1.1. Conditions on the space to be transferred

8.1.2. Conditions on source of the transfer

8.1.3. Conditions on recipient of the transfer

8.2. Inter-RIR IPv4 address transfers

8.2.1. Conditions on the space to be transferred

8.2.2. Conditions on the source of the transfer

8.2.3. Conditions on the recipient of the transfer

8.3. Transfer of Historical Internet resources

8.3.1. Transfer procedure

8.3.2. Policies applicable to transferred Historical resources

8.4. Mergers & acquisitions

8.4.1. Updating registration details

8.4.2. Effect on membership agreement

8.4.3. Consequences for allocations

146 Leave a comment on paragraph 146 0 Part 3: IPv6 Policy

147 Leave a comment on paragraph 147 0 9.0. IPv6 allocations

9.1. Minimum IPv6 allocation

9.2. Initial IPv6 allocations

9.2.1. Account holders with existing IPv4 space

9.2.2. Account holders without existing IPv4 space

9.3. Subsequent IPv6 allocations

9.3.1. Existing IPv6 address space holders

9.3.2. Applied HD-Ratio

9.3.3. Alternative allocation criteria

9.3.4. Size of subsequent allocation

157 Leave a comment on paragraph 157 0 10.0. IPv6 assignments

10.1. Criteria for IPv6 Assignment

10.1.1. IPv6 for multihoming

10.1.2. IPv6 critical infrastructure

10.1.3. IPv6 for Internet Exchange Points

10.1.4. Provider Independent IPv6 assignment

10.1.4.1. Initial assignment

10.1.4.2. Subsequent assignment

165 Leave a comment on paragraph 165 0 11.0. Transfer of IPv6 resources

11.1. Updating registration details

11.2. Effect on membership agreement

11.3. Consequences for allocations

169 Leave a comment on paragraph 169 0 Part 4: ASN Policy

170 Leave a comment on paragraph 170 0 12.0. ASN assignments

12.1. Evaluation of eligibility

12.2. Requesting an ASN

12.3. Using ASN for own network

12.4. Providing ASN to customer

12.5. Two-byte only and four-byte AS Numbers

176 Leave a comment on paragraph 176 0 13.0. ASN Transfers

13.1. Transfers of ASNs between APNIC account holders

13.1.1. Conditions on resource

13.1.2. Conditions on source of the transfer

13.1.3. Conditions on recipient of the transfer

13.2. Inter-RIR ASN transfers

13.2.1. Conditions on the space to be transferred

13.2.2. Conditions on the source of the transfer

13.2.3. Conditions on the recipient of the transfer

13.3. Mergers & acquisitions

13.3.1. Updating registration details

13.3.2. Effect on membership agreement

13.3.3. Consequences for allocations

189 Leave a comment on paragraph 189 0 Appendix A: HD-Ratio

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