APRICOT 2017 and APNIC 43

APNIC Report

Thank you to the attendees, sponsors, and everyone else who contributed to APRICOT 2017. The preliminary event participation statistics are:

Conference Statistics
Total number of on-site delegates:654*
Economies represented:56
APNIC Member organizations represented:178
Remote Participants:
Adobe Connect:58
YouTube:1,537 views; 18,271 minutes views
#apricot2017 Posts:
Total people reached:
1,220 (Twitter) by 407 unique users

* 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

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

Congratulations to Gaurab Raj Upadhaya, Izumi Okutani, Jessica Shen, and Kenny Huang on their election to the EC. They will each serve a two-year term of office.

Thanks goes to outgoing EC Member James Spenceley 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 Chair and Co-Chair.

  • Dr Govind was elected as the SIG Chair
  • Billy Cheon was elected as the SIG Co-Chair


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 43 Policy SIG.

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

  • prop-116 - Prohibit to transfer IPv4 addresses in the final /8 block
  • prop-118 - No need policy in APNIC region

Reached partial consensus:

  • prop-117 - Returned IPv4 address management and Final /8 exhaustion

The part of the proposal on handling returned addresses reached consensus:

  • Recovered 103/8 space will be placed in the 103/8 (Final /8) pool
  • Recovered non-103/8 space will be placed in the IPv4 Recovered pool

In addition to the proposals, there were four informational presentations discussed:

There was also a Chair election with the following results:

  • Chair - Sumon Ahmed Sabir
  • Co-Chairs - Ching-Heng Ku and Bertrand Cherrier

The community thanks outgoing Policy SIG Chair, Masato Yamanishi, for his many years of service.

Translated summaries of the policy proposals

As part of the 2014 APNIC Survey initiatives, the policy proposals discussed at the APNIC 43 Policy SIG have been translated into the following languages.

Proposals discussedProposal outcomes
Bahasa IndonesianBahasa Indonesian
Chinese (Simplified)Chinese (Simplified)
Chinese (Traditional)Chinese (Traditional)
Viet NameseViet Namese

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