4 January 2022 | 3 min read

Preparing the Subnet Before Placing It in the Marketplace (APNIC)

Learn how to prepare your subnet before adding it to the IPXO Marketplace.

If you wish to add your APNIC allocated subnet to the IPXO Marketplace, you need to prepare it accordingly. Follow these instructions to learn how to do it.   

Step 1: Check your subnet’s status 

Use the Adding Subnets to IPXO From APNIC guide to find the list of statuses accepted in the IPXO Marketplace. 

To find your subnet’s status, you can use the APNIC Whois Search service. Enter the subnet into the search field and click Search. To demonstrate, we use the subnet 103.141.68.0/23, which we received directly from APNIC.

Status ALLOCATED PORTABLE highlighted in APNIC's Whois.
Status ALLOCATED PORTABLE in APNIC’s Whois

Note: If you received your subnet from one of the NIRs, you should contact us via the IPXO Help Desk for further assistance.

Step 2: Create a more specific inetnum that will be added to the Marketplace 

1. Log in to your MyApnic account and click Go to Resource Manager on the right. 

Go to Resource Manager button highlighted in MyAPNIC welcome page.
How to access the Resource Manager menu in MyApnic

2. Click the Resources tab at the top. 

Resources menu shortcut highlighted in APNIC's Resource Manager menu.
How to access the Resources menu in APNIC

3. Then, click the Whois Updates menu shortcut on the right. 

Whois Updates menu shortcut in APNIC's Resource Manager menu.
How to access Whois Updates in APNIC

4. Click the Add tab at the top and select intetnum from the Object type menu. 

Note: To demonstrate, we use IPv6 2405:9240::/33 (Object type: inet6num), but the concept and the requested fields for IPv4 (Object type: inetnum) are the same. Select inetnum for IPv4.

Object type highlighted in the Add tab within APNIC's Whois Updates menu.
Object type in APNIC’s Whois Updates menu

Example breakdown

Inetnum typePublic 
Inetnum x.x.x.x/yy (subnet that will be added to the IPXO Marketplace)  
NetnameIPXO (or your preferred one)  
DescrIPXO (or your preferred one)
CountryUS (if you prefer, choose any location in Asia; e.g., JP, HK) 
Admin-cILA24-AP  
Tech-cILA24-AP  
StatusALLOCATED NON-PORTABLE (selected automatically)  
Mnt-byyour maintainer (selected automatically) 
Mnt-irtyour irt maintainer (selected automatically) 

5. Finally, click Submit to create a more specific inetnum. 

Step 3: Create a maintainer for IPXO to manage your resource

1. If you are still in the Resource Manager menu, click Resources -> Whois Updates.

Whois Updates menu shortcut in APNIC's Resource Manager menu.
How to access Whois Updates in APNIC

2. Click Add in the menu at the top and choose mntner in the Object type field.

Selecting mntner object in APNIC's Whois Updates menu.
How to select the mntner object in APNIC

3. Once you provide all data (see example below), click Submit.

MntnerMAINT-532412-IPXO (replace 532412 with anything else, in format MAINT-<anything>-IPXO)  
DescrMaintainer for IPXO (or any other of your preference)  
Tech-cILA24-AP  
Upd-to[email protected]  
AuthWill be filled automatically (once, you enter the password) 

Step 4: Update the inetnum with the created maintainer

1. If you are still in the Resource Manager menu, click Resources -> Whois Updates

Whois Updates menu shortcut in APNIC's Resource Manager menu.
How to access Whois Updates in APNIC

2. From here, click the Update tab and then select inetnum as the Object type. Type your freshly created inetnum and click Search.

Object type and Search fields in APNIC's Whois Updates menu with a Search button.
How to search for an object via APNIC

3. Find the mnt-by field and select the previously created maintainer (format: MAINT-XXXXXX-IPXO). To demonstrate, we use MAINT-1217125-IPXO

Note: To demonstrate, we use IPv6. Therefore, the following image shows inet6num chosen as the Object type instead of inetnum

Search and mnt-by fields in the APNIC's Whois Update tab.
Search and mnt-by fields in APNIC’s Whois Update menu

4. Once changed, click Update

Step 5: Provide the maintainer created in step 3 to IPXO

1. Log in to your IPXO account and navigate to Monetize IPs

2. Type in your APNIC subnet you want to add to the Marketplace and click Next

How to add APNIC subnet to the IPXO Marketplace.
How to add APNIC subnet to the IPXO Marketplace

Note: To demonstrate, we use the subnet 103.141.68.0/24.

3. Click Set Up to configure your subnet.

How to configure an APNIC subnet for the IPXO Marketplace.
How to configure an APNIC subnet for the IPXO Marketplace

4. Set up your subnet’s split size

5. Provide your created maintainer’s (from Step 3) ID and Password

APNIC Maintainer Information field in the IPXO subnet setup menu.
APNIC Maintainer Information in the subnet setup menu

6. Follow on-screen instructions to complete the subnet setup.

Once the subnet is successfully added, it will be validated by IPXO systems to make sure everything is prepared correctly. Please make sure to check the progress of your subnet. 

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