21st APNIC Open Policy Meeting report

APNIC 21 was successfully held in Perth, Australia from 27 February to 3 March 2006, in conjunction with APRICOT 2006. A total of nearly 400 delegates attended APRICOT 2006, including many APNIC members who were able to take advantage of discounted registration fees.

Delegates and speakers also attended from the other Internet organisations, including other RIRs, NIRs, ICANN, and various ISOC Chapters.

The APNIC Annual Member Meeting on 3 March 2006 was also well attended, with 164 delegates representing 32 economies and 52 APNIC member organisations.

  1. Executive Council election

  2. During the APNIC 21 Annual Member Meeting in Perth on Friday 3 March 2005, an election was held for three vacant positions on the APNIC Executive Council (EC). Congratulations are due to the three successful candidates, who were all re-elected to their positions:

    • Che-Hoo Cheng
    • Akinori Maemura
    • Vinh Ngo

    Further details of the election are available at:

  3. Policy decisions

  4. Presentations, proposals, webcast video, audio, and real-time transcripts from the meeting are now available at:


    The meeting minutes will also be available shortly on the APNIC website.

    At the Policy SIG of the Open Policy Meeting, there was consensus on the proposal "prop-032-v002: 4-byte AS number policy proposal". This proposal was subsequently approved at the APNIC Member Meeting, and is now subject to a "last call" for comments.

    For more information, please see:

  5. Annual report

  6. APNIC's annual report was presented at the Annual Member Meeting, and details the activities of APNIC and the Secretariat during 2005. It will be mailed to APNIC members and friends shortly.

    The annual report can also be accessed online at:

  7. Apster - issue 17

  8. Apster is a print and online newsletter for the APNIC community. The seventeenth issue of Apster was released at APNIC 21, featuring articles on the Internet in Australia, Voice over IP, and the APNIC debogon project.

    Apster is available online at:

  9. Meeting sponsors

  10. APNIC wishes to thank all those organisations that supported APNIC 21 as sponsors. Their valuable contributions allowed APNIC to offer a meeting program of a very high standard.

    All the sponsors are listed at:


    For information about sponsorship of future APNIC meeting, please contact meetings@apnic.net.

  11. Next APNIC meeting - APNIC 22

  12. All APNIC members and friends are invited to attend APNIC 22, which will be held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 4-8 September 2006.

    Further details of APNIC 22 will be available shortly at:



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