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

Job Snijders job at instituut.net
Mon Mar 6 16:04:20 UTC 2017


On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 4:55 PM, Brandon Applegate <brandon at burn.net> 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 ?

This registration is an error, and APNIC should remove it.

It would be good if IRRs ensure that special IANA prefixes cannot be registered.

The URL in the inetnum is broken:

Vurt:~ job$ whois 2001:0DB8::/32 | grep remarks
remarks:        This address range is to be used for documentation
remarks:        purpose only. For more information please see
remarks:        http://www.apnic.net/info/faq/ipv6-documentation-prefix-faq.html

Kind regards,


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