APIDT announces process for sale of its IPv4 address holdings

11 May 2020

The Asia Pacific Internet Development Trust (APIDT) today released information on the process for the sale of its IPv4 address holdings (43/9, 43.128/10, and 43.192/11).

The Trust intends to sell the address blocks in three separate stages via a ‘Sale by Tender’ process.  This method was chosen to maximise the return to the Trust to fund development activities, and to ensure the opportunity to participate in the sale was open to multiple organisations.

In each stage, the block of address space being sold will be subdivided into smaller blocks. Tenders may be submitted for one or more (or all) of those blocks in each stage.

Stage 1: 43/9
Stage 2: 43.128/10
Stage 3: 43.192/11

Block Size: /12
Block Size: /14
Block Size: /16

Number of blocks: 8
Number of blocks: 16
Number of blocks: 32

Stage 1 will open for tenders on 25 May 2020, and will close on 22 June 2020.  Successful tenders will be shortlisted by 6 July 2020 and it is expected that transfers will be completed around 20 July 2020.

The official Request for Tender document and IPv4 Transfer Agreement contract will be released on 25 May 2020.

Stages 2 and 3 will follow Stage 1, with dates to be announced in due course.

International consulting firm, KPMG, and legal firm, Maddocks, were commissioned to advise APIDT in the design of the sale process.

For more information, please refer to the APIDT Address Space Request for Tenders Process document and the FAQ available on the APIDT website. Questions and feedback can be directed to tenders@apidt.org or Scott Guse, KPMG.