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By implementing strict allocation policies, APNIC achieves several important goals:
Firstly, we ensure efficient use of Internet resources, and therefore assist in conserving remaining resources (for the benefit of AP users and the rest of the world);
Secondly, we limit the growth of the Internet routing tables, ensuring performance and manageability of Internet infrastructures;
Thirdly, we aim to ensure maximum fairness and consistency in all allocation and assignment. For this reason, we must of course ensure that requests are justified and approved according to established, public procedure, but because these procedures will always involve judgement decisions, our expertise and neutrality are also essential.
Of course the policies safeguarded by APNIC are not defined by APNIC itself, but by the whole Internet community, and of course that community includes the AP community.
It is the duty of APNIC as a regional registry to apply these policies correctly and consistently, for all the reasons I have mentioned.
We also must ensure that, for all the reasons above, the policies are also implemented throughout the chain of allocation and assignment. This is one of my major goals as DG of APNIC - not to control local procedures, but to harmonise the policies of APNIC with those of all members and confederations.