At the APNIC EC meeting held on 22 February, the EC also decided that historical resource holders in the APNIC region would need to become Members or Non-Members by 1 January 2023 in order to receive registration services. While regular annual fees will be payable, historical resources will NOT be considered in the calculation of those fees.
Improving routing security is critical to the health and stability of the Internet globally and APNIC is committed to supporting RPKI adoption in the region. These EC decisions provide holders of historical address space with access to RPKI services while minimizing their ongoing costs.
Historical resources are IPv4 addresses and AS numbers that were delegated before APNIC existed or had management authority for them. The APNIC Whois Database contains these historical Internet resources, including many which were previously managed by AUNIC, NZNIC, DDN-NIC, SRI-NIC, and InterNIC; or by the APNIC pilot project, before the introduction of a membership structure.
If you are a holder of historical resources and have questions about RPKI or APNIC membership, please contact APNIC Helpdesk staff who will be happy to assist.
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