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Apnic Ipv4 Assignment Notebook

There is still IPv4 address space

Currently, APNIC is delegating IPv4 from the final /8 (103/8 pool) it holds and from the returned non-103 address pool allocated to APNIC, as the result of the activation of the Global policy for post exhaustion IPv4 allocation mechanisms by the IANA. This means that Members can still get IPv4 address space; however,  each Member is entitled to a total maximum of a /22 (or 1,024 addresses) from each pool. Once you receive your maximum delegation, you will not be eligible to receive any additional IPv4 addresses from APNIC.

The Asia Pacific Internet community agreed to this approach to conserve the remaining IPv4 addresses, so they can be delegated to new networks that connect to the Internet. To read the policy, please refer to the APNIC IPv4 address policy.

How to receive IPv4 addresses from APNIC

  • Existing Members that have not received a total of /22 delegation from the 103/8 address pool may complete a request form in MyAPNIC (located in the ‘Resources’ tab). These Members are also eligible to receive up to an additional /22 from the non-103/8 address pool.
  • Existing Members that have received a /22 delegation from the 103/8 address pool are now eligible to receive up to an additional /22 delegation from the non-103/8 address pool
  • New or prospective APNIC Members can learn more about applying for resources from APNIC.

If you need more than a /21

  • Consider finding a source for an IPv4 transfer. Please refer to Section 5 of the IPv4 address policy.
  • APNIC Members who can justify a need for additional IPv4 space can receive unused address space from within the region or from the ARIN region, which has a similar needs-based transfer policy.
  • Anyone may subscribe to the APNIC transfers mailing list, which was created to provide a forum for IPv4 transfer discussions.

How to transfer IPv4

  • Using MyAPNIC, Members can transfer IPv4 address space to each other. Please refer to the IPv4 Transfer Guide for more information.
  • To transfer to or from Member organizations within the ARIN region, APNIC Members can complete the inter-RIR transfer form.

IPv6 is the long-term solution

IPv6 provides a very large number of IP addresses, which will be sufficient for networks to grow. There is not enough unused IPv4 address space left for networks to grow. Plan for your IPv6 deployment now. It is easy to obtain IPv6 addresses from APNIC!

Records of numeric Internet resources from ranges administered in the Asia Pacific region are contained in the publicly searchable APNIC Whois Database, specifically:

  • inetnum objects for IP Address space allocations and assignments
  • aut-num objects for AS numbers (ASNs)

Before creating inetnum objects for assignments or sub-allocations to customers, you will be required to submit an SOR (Second Opinion Request) if your AW(Assignment Window) is smaller than the number of IP addresses you plan on delegating.

Accurate resource registration is of the fundamental goals of Internet resource management. Therefore, it is mandatory to record customer/end user assignments in the database. Current policies require APNIC Members to maintain accurate customer assignment records.

Please see ‘10.1 LIR address space management‘ in the policy document ‘Policies for IPv4 address space management in the Asia Pacific region’.

APNIC enters the inetnum objects for portable allocations and assignments in the APNIC Whois Database, but Members are responsible for registering the sub-allocations and assignments that are delegated to their customers.

The status field in the inetnum object describes whether the addresses are portable or non-portable.

Additional Links:

Make customer assignments via MyAPNIC
What is an Assignment Window
Read APNIC Assignment and Allocation poilcies