If we consider non-operators e.g. medium sized commercial or NGOs ...
APNIC have a mechanism in-place, but most of the denizens of the
Swamp are suspicious that if we were to sign an agreement
with APNIC, we'd be giving up some of our historical rights
and exposing ourselves to the risk of reclamation.
Annual account fee (historical resource maintenance) $100.00
Until (and if) an ipv6 multi-homed transition is possible,
medium sized organizations here in Oz will continue to use a
mixture of PA and PI space to isolate us from dependence on a
In a country as large as the US, but sparsely populated except for
scattered cities, each with millions of people,
reliable and cost effective service delivery requires that we retain
direct control of routing policy i.e. have our own chunks of PI space,
though having one or more ASs is not necessary.
Back to lurking, pjc