[sig-policy] prop-067: A simple transfer proposal
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Dear SIG members
'A simple transfer proposal' has been sent to the
Policy SIG for review. It will be presented at the Policy SIG at APNIC
The proposal's history can be found at:
We invite you to review and comment on the proposal on the mailing list before the meeting.
The comment period on the mailing list before an APNIC meeting is an important part of the policy development process. We encourage you to express your views on the proposal:
- Do you support or oppose this proposal?
- Does this proposal solve a problem you are experiencing? If so,
tell the community about your situation.
- Do you see any disadvantages in this proposal?
- Is there anything in the proposal that is not clear?
- What changes could be made to this proposal to make it more
Jian and Randy
prop-067-v001: A simple transfer proposal ________________________________________________________________________
Authors: Randy Bush
randy at psg dot com
pfs at cisco dot com
Date: 24 December 2008
This policy proposal seeks to permit APNIC to document transfers of IPv4 address space between organisations.
2. Summary of current problem
There is already a small and growing activity of organisations holding Internet resources transferring these resources between each other.
There is no record of these transfers held by APNIC, resulting in the invalidity of registration information for those resources.
3. Situation in other RIRs
The policy proposal 2007-08, "Enabling Methods for Reallocation of
IPv4 Resources" was accepted in December 2008. See:
The proposal 2007-08, "Transfer Policy Clarifications" was
implemented in August 2007:
Proposal 2008-02, "IPv4 Transfer Policy Proposal" was abandoned:
The proposal 2008-06, "Emergency Transfer Policy for IPv4 Addresses"
is in last call until 21 January 2009:
LACNIC and AfriNIC have no similar policy.
4. Details of the proposal
It is proposed that:
4.1 An organisation may transfer:
a. An intact allocated block
- Allocated blocks smaller than the current minimum APNIC
allocation size may also be transferred as an intact block.
For example, a legacy /24.
b. One or more subnets of an allocated block, provided no subnet is
smaller than the current minimum APNIC allocation size.
4.2 The recipient must be able to justify use of the transferred
resources according to current APNIC allocation and assignment
4.3 Transfers between regions are permitted providing that:
a. The organisation originating transfer of an address block must
follow the policies of the originating RIR.
b. The organisation receiving an address block must follow the
policies of the receiving RIR.
4.4 The originating address holder must be the holder of record,
whether a current member, historical, or otherwise.
4.5 If either the origin or recipient of the address block is in the
APNIC region, they should be the holder of a current account in
APNIC or the appropriate NIR.
4.6 If the originating address holder is in the APNIC region, they are
prohibited from receiving more IPv4 address space, whether via
transfer or directly from APNIC, for two years.
5. Advantages and disadvantages of the proposal
- The policy ensures the continued accuracy of APNIC's assignment
and allocation database.
Most service providers on the Internet today check the RIR
assignment and allocation databases to determine who the
legitimate holder of the Internet resources is prior to accepting
those resources in routing announcements from their customers.
This proposal ensures that they can carry on with this valuable
validation technique during the run-out phase of IPv4 when
transfers become more commonplace.
- The policy allows currently allocated yet unused IPv4 address
space to be transferred to an entity that will be able to make use
6. Effect on APNIC Members
The proposal impacts all APNIC members in that it allows them to originate or receive transfers of IPv4 address space directly to/from another LIR.
7. Effect on NIRs
The proposal has no direct impact on NIRs, but impacts members of NIRs in the same way it impacts APNIC members.
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