APNIC Report

Thank you to the attendees, sponsors, and everyone who contributed to APRICOT 2018. The preliminary event participation statistics are:

Conference Statistics
Total number of on-site delegates:752*
Economies represented:64
APNIC Member organizations represented:247
Remote Participants:
Adobe Connect:71**
YouTube:1,589 views; 12,998 minutes viewed
#apricot2018 tweets:
Total people reached:

* Excludes APNIC staff.
** Web-based online participation options included a choice of video, audio, and text chat. These figures are based on unique IP addresses and exclude APNIC staff and on-site participants, as reported by Adobe Connect statistics.

APNIC EC Election

Three positions on the APNIC EC were up for election. The nominations (in the order they were received) were:

Congratulations to Kams Yeung and Rajesh Chharia on their re-election to the APNIC EC, and to Benyamin Naibaho on his election to the EC for the first time. They will each serve a two-year term of office.

Many thanks go to outgoing EC Member, Roopinder Singh Perhar, for his service and dedication to the APNIC community.

Cooperation SIG

The Cooperation SIG is a forum for discussion about broader Internet issues such as public policy and Internet governance with a focus on information sharing, outreach, capacity building, and other activities that will advance APNIC’s vision for a global, open, stable, and secure Internet.

Presentations at the SIG included:

There was also an election for the Cooperation SIG Co-Chair.

  • Bikram Shrestha was elected as the SIG Co-Chair for a two-year term

On behalf of the community, many thanks go to outgoing Co-Chair, Billy MH Cheon, for his contribution and service to the Cooperation SIG. 


The NIR SIG shares information relating to the operations, policies, and procedures of National Internet Registries (NIRs) with the aim of promoting close cooperation among the NIRs and with the APNIC Secretariat.

The NIR SIG had presentations from the following NIRs:

Policy SIG

The APNIC Policy SIG is an open forum to develop policies and procedures that relate to the management and use of Internet address resources by APNIC, NIRs and ISPs within the Asia Pacific region.

The following policy proposals were discussed at the APNIC 45 Policy SIG.

Did not reach consensus and returned to the mailing list for further discussion:

  • prop-123:  Modify 103/8 IPv4 transfer policy
  • prop-120:  Final /8 pool exhaustion plan 

The author for the following proposals was uncontactable and did not submit revised proposals:

During the Policy SIG, consensus was reached to change the author of prop-118 and prop-119 to allow for revised proposals to be submitted. 
There was also community discussion about remote participation for the SIG Chair/Co-Chair elections.

There was a Co-Chair election with the following results:

  • Ching-Heng Ku and Bertrand Cherrier were re-elected as Co-Chairs for a two-year term
On behalf of the community, many thanks go to Sean Stuart for his nomination.

Translated summaries of the policy proposals

The policy proposals discussed at the APNIC 45 Policy SIG have been translated into the following languages.

Proposals discussed
Chinese (Simplified)
Chinese (Traditional)

ASO Review Consultation

This review session was held as part of a global consultation on the issues identified by the independent review of the ASO by ITEMS International. The scope of this consultation includes the structural implications of issues identified by the ASO Review, including but not limited to:
  • Any updates and adjustments identified as required for ASO-related documents
  • Any procedural clarifications and adjustments identified
  • Reported confusion of roles between ASO and NRO, and their components
  • Perceived complexity of relationships among NRO, ASO and ICANN
  • Relevance and cost to the RIRs of various ICANN engagement activities
ASO Review Working Group Co-Chair, Izumi Okutani, presented the following:

For more information and to share your comments, please see the ASO Review Working Group webpage.

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