[AusNOG] APNIC Slashes Costs for New Members

Thomas Jackson thomas at thomax.com.au
Fri Mar 1 18:34:45 EST 2013

My reading of the final /8 policy is that the _maximum_ that they will give
you is a /22 (refer [0], specifically the first two paragraphs under
"Delegations from the APNIC IPv4 address pool"), but you do still have to
justify where you sit in between a /24 and /22.

Admittedly, I haven't directly been involved in any requests for IPv4 in the
final /8 policy (the last assignment we got was processed 2 days before the
final /8 was announced amusingly enough, and we're now focused on getting v6
running everywhere anyway), so I'm happy to be corrected if I am misreading

[0] http://www.apnic.net/policy/add-manage-policy#9.10

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Newton [mailto:newton at atdot.dotat.org] 
Sent: Friday, 1 March 2013 6:15 PM
To: Thomas Jackson
Cc: ausnog at lists.ausnog.net
Subject: Re: [AusNOG] APNIC Slashes Costs for New Members

On Fri, Mar 01, 2013 at 06:12:09PM +1100, Thomas Jackson wrote:

 > If you can justify it another way (multihoming, "critical infrastructure"
 > etc), then it is quite easy to do, just fill out the forms and pay the
 > The smallest prefix that can be (reliably) advertised is a /24, so that
 > what APNIC will give you in that case. Any allocations/assignments above
 > that though do need more justification.

No, you haven't read the policy.

You don't need to justify it as "critical infrastructure."  
You don't need to justify it as "multihoming."
The only IPv4 assignment size they'll give you is a /22.
And you'll never get another one.

Pay the money, get address space.  Minimal hoops.

  - mark

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