Anne Lord helps answer a question that is often asked about APNIC Policy: how was the current policy process created in the first place?
With 2-byte ASN exhaustion rapidly approaching, Geoff Huston helped develop a policy and plan that successfully transitioned the Internet to 4-byte ASNs.
Rajesh Chharia’s 2008 policy proposal to lower the minimum IPv4 allocation to a /22 helped startup ISPs across the region begin their Internet journey.
Akinori Maemura was one of a group of policy trailblazers from the APNIC region that helped create the first global IPv6 policy.
Philip Smith, Jonny Martin and Randy Bush’s policy to ration the final /8 of IPv4 addresses in the Asia Pacific provided a vital soft landing in the transition to IPv6.
Izumi Okutani tells the story behind the global policy that would change how the remaining IPv4 addresses were distributed by IANA to the RIRs.