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[rpd] Fwd: Final Comment Period for prop-114: Modification in the ASN eligibility criteria

Seun Ojedeji seun.ojedeji at
Sun Sep 13 07:02:56 UTC 2015


This apnic policy proposal is currently in what we know as "last call" in
AfriNIC. It proposes to remove multihoming requirement for ASN request.
This is currently required for our region.


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Kindly excuse brevity and typos.
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From: "Masato Yamanishi" <myamanis at>
Date: 12 Sep 2015 16:27
Subject: [sig-policy] Final Comment Period for prop-114: Modification in
the ASN eligibility criteria
To: "sig-policy at" <sig-policy at>

Dear colleagues

Version 3 of prop-114: Modification in the ASN eligibility criteria,
reached consensus at the APNIC 40 Open Policy Meeting and later at the
APNIC Member Meeting (AMM).

This proposal will now move to the next step in the APNIC Policy
Development Process and is being returned to the Policy SIG mailing list
for the final Comment Period.

At the end of this period the Policy SIG Chairs will evaluate comments
made and determine if the consensus reached at APNIC 40 still holds. The
Chairs may extend the Comment Period to a maximum of eight (8) weeks to
allow further discussion.

If consensus holds, the Chair of the Policy SIG will ask the Executive
Council to endorse the proposal for implementation.

   - Send all comments and questions to: <sig-policy at apnic dot net>
   - Deadline for comments:  23:59 (UTC +10) Sunday, 11 October 2015

Proposal details

This is a proposal changes the criteria for AS number requests from
end-user organizations considering multihoming.

Proposal details, including the full text of the proposal, history, and
links to the APNIC 40 meeting archive, are available at:


Masato and Sumon


prop-114-v003: Modification in the ASN eligibility criteria


Proposer:      Aftab Siddiqui
               aftab.siddiqui at

               Skeeve Stevens
               skeeve at

1. Problem statement

   The current ASN assignment policy states two eligibility criteria and
   that both criteria should be fulfilled in order to obtain an ASN. The
   policy seems to imply that both requirements i.e. multi-homing and
   clearly defined single routing policy must be met simultaneously,
   this has created much confusion in interpreting the policy.

   As a result organizations have either provided incorrect information
   to get the ASN or barred themselves from applying where they still
   have a valid justification for obtaining an ASN.

2. Objective of policy change

   In order to make the policy guidelines simpler we are proposing to
   modify the text describing the eligibility criteria for ASN
   assignment by providing alternate criteria to obtaining an ASN.

3. Situation in other regions

    It is not mandatory but optional to be multi-homed in order get ASN

    Policy to remove multi-homing requirement is currently in discussion
    and the current phase ends 12 February 2015 (awaiting Chair decision)
    Policy -

    Only inter-connect is mandatory not multi-homing

    It is mandatory to be multi-homed in order to get ASN.

4. Proposed policy solution

An organisation is eligible for an ASN assignment if:

    - they are currently multi-homed, OR

    - have previous allocated provider independent address space by
      APNIC, AND intend to multi-home in the future

5. Advantages / Disadvantages


    By adding the additional criteria of Guidelines managed by APNIC
    Secretariat, this would enable the Secretariat to make decisions
    based on common or rare use cases, but that may still be a valid


    It may be perceived that this policy would enable members to obtain
    ASN’s more easily, and in return cause faster consumption of ASN’s
    in the region.  Given the relative ease of obtaining an ASN with
    ‘work around’ methods, we do not perceive this will actually have
    any effect.

6. Impact on resource holders

    No impact on existing resource holders.

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