[sig-policy] prop-123: Modify 103/8 IPv4 transfer policy returned to author

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  • Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2018 11:58:39 +1100
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    • Dear colleagues

      Version 1 of prop-123: Modify 103/8 IPv4 transfer policy, did not reach consensus at the APNIC 45 Open Policy Meeting.

      The Policy SIG Chairs returned the proposal to the author for further
      consideration and invited him to submit an amended version based on the
      community's feedback.

      Proposal details, including the full text of the proposal, history, and
      links to previous versions are available at:



      Sumon, Bertrand, Ching-Heng
      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