[sig-policy] prop-123-v001: Modify 103/8 IPv4 transfer policy

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  • From: Bertrand Cherrier <b.cherrier@micrologic.nc>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2018 14:27:34 +1100
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    • Dear SIG members,

      The proposal "prop-123-v001: Modify 103/8 IPv4 transfer policy" has
      been sent to the Policy SIG for review.

      It will be presented at the Open Policy Meeting at APNIC 45 in
      Kathmandu, Nepal on Tuesday, 27 February 2018.

      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
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       - What changes could be made to this proposal to make it more

      Information about this proposal is available at:



      Sumon, Bertrand, Ching-Heng
      APNIC Policy SIG Chairs

      prop-123-v001: Modify 103/8 IPv4 transfer policy
      Proposer:        Alex Yang
      1. Problem statement
      Policy Proposal prop-116-v006: Prohibit to transfer IPv4 addresses in 
      the final /8 block reached consensus at the APNIC 44 AMM on 14 Sep 
      2017. Since that APNIC has stopped all the IPv4 transfers from 103/8 
      block if the delegation date is less than 5 years.
      However, some of the 103/8 ranges were delegated before 14 Sep 2017. 
      Those resources should not be subjected to 5 years restriction. The 
      community was not aware of the restriction when they received those 
      resources, some of the resources have been transferred or planning to 
      transfer. If APNIC is not allow those transfers to be registered, 
      there will be underground transfers. This will cause incorrect APNIC 
      Whois data.
      2. Objective of policy change
      To keep the APNIC Whois data correct.
      3. Situation in other regions
      No such situation in other regions.
      4. Proposed policy solution
      “Prohibit transfer IPv4 addresses under final /8 address block (103/8)
      which have not passed five years after its allocation/assignment” 
      should only apply to those ranges were delegated from APNIC since 14 
      Sep 2017.
      5. Advantages / Disadvantages
      - Allow APNIC to register those 103/8 transfers to keep the APNIC 
        Whois data correct.
      6. Impact on resource holders
      Resource holders are allowed to transfer 103/8 ranges if the resources 
      were delegated before 14 Sep 2017.
      7. References