IPv6 doc. prefix (2001:db8::/32) - APNIC object ?

Alarig Le Lay alarig at swordarmor.fr
Mon Mar 6 16:03:13 UTC 2017

On lun.  6 mars 10:55:18 2017, Brandon Applegate wrote:
> Just did a whois on the documentation prefix and was surprised to see what looks like a user object registered for it:
> % Information related to '2001:0DB8::/32AS132111'
> route6:         2001:0DB8::/32
> descr:          FUTURE D SDN BHD
> origin:         AS132111
> country:        MY
> mnt-by:         MAINT-FUTUREDSDNBHD-MY
> changed:        hm-changed at apnic.net 20160523
> source:         APNIC
> Any idea what this is ?  I would have thought there might be some sanity check that would have stopped this from getting registered ?


If you look for TEST-NET-3, it is also registered to APNIC:
alarig at pikachu ~ % whois
% [whois.apnic.net]
% Whois data copyright terms    http://www.apnic.net/db/dbcopyright.html

% Information related to ' -'

inetnum: -
netname:        TEST-NET-3
descr:          IANA
descr:          RFC5737 Documentation Address Block
country:        AU
admin-c:        HM20-AP
tech-c:         HM20-AP
mnt-by:         APNIC-HM
mnt-routes:     APNIC-HM
status:         ASSIGNED PORTABLE
remarks:        -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-++-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
remarks:        This block is reserved for use in documentation and
remarks:        should not be used in any real networks.
remarks:        Please see more details at
remarks:        http://www.iana.org/go/rfc5737
remarks:        -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-++-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
source:         APNIC
mnt-irt:        IRT-APNICRANDNET-AU
changed:        hm-changed at apnic.net 20100617

irt:            IRT-APNICRANDNET-AU
address:        PO Box 3646
address:        South Brisbane, QLD 4101
address:        Australia
e-mail:         abuse at apnic.net
abuse-mailbox:  abuse at apnic.net
admin-c:        AR302-AP
tech-c:         AR302-AP
auth:           # Filtered
mnt-by:         MAINT-AU-APNIC-GM85-AP
changed:        hm-changed at apnic.net 20110922
source:         APNIC

role:           APNIC Hostmaster
address:        6 Cordelia Street
address:        South Brisbane
address:        QLD 4101
country:        AU
phone:          +61 7 3858 3100
fax-no:         +61 7 3858 3199
e-mail:         helpdesk at apnic.net
admin-c:        AMS11-AP
tech-c:         AH256-AP
nic-hdl:        HM20-AP
remarks:        Administrator for APNIC
notify:         hostmaster at apnic.net
mnt-by:         MAINT-APNIC-AP
changed:        hm-changed at apnic.net 19981111
changed:        hm-changed at apnic.net 20020211
changed:        hm-changed at apnic.net 20070612
changed:        hm-changed at apnic.net 20100217
changed:        hm-changed at apnic.net 20101217
changed:        hm-changed at apnic.net 20110815
changed:        hm-changed at apnic.net 20121024
changed:        hm-changed at apnic.net 20131023
source:         APNIC

% This query was served by the APNIC Whois Service version 1.69.1-APNICv1r0 (UNDEFINED)

As long as APNIC is a RIR, I don’t see a big issue with that.

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