22nd APNIC Open Policy Meeting report

APNIC 22, held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan from 4-8 September, 2006, was a successful meeting, attracting delegates from around the Asia Pacific region and beyond.

APNIC would like to thank everyone who contributed to APNIC 22, particularly the local host, TWNIC for its considerable efforts in ensuring the success of the meeting.

APNIC 22 Open Policy Meeting attendance statistics:

  • Total number of delegates: 157
  • Delegates at APNIC Member Meeting: 104
  • Economies represented: 20
  • APNIC member organisations represented: 25
  1. NRO Number Council election

  2. During the APNIC 22 Annual Member Meeting (AMM) in Kaohsiung on Friday 8 September, 2006, an election was held for one vacant position on the NRO Number Council. Congratulations to the successful candidate, Hyun-Joon Kwon, who has been elected to the NRO Number Council for a three year term.

    Details of the election and the nominees are available at:

    NRO Number Council election
  3. Meeting decisions

  4. Policy SIG

    Eight policy proposals were discussed. The following proposals reached consensus and were subsequently approved at the APNIC Member Meeting. These proposals are now subject to a "last call" for comments:

    • prop-033: End site assignment policy for IPv6
    • prop-035: IPv6 portable assignment for multihoming
    • prop-038: Modified lame DNS policy proposal
    • prop-041: IPv6 assignment size to critical infrastructure

    The following proposal reached partial consensus. Consensus elements of this proposal were approved at the APNIC Member Meeting and are now subject to a "last call" for comments.

    • prop-039: A proposal to improve reachability of new IANA blocks

    The following proposals did not reach consensus:

    • prop-034: IPv6 portable assignment for end user organisations
    • prop-036: Proposal to allow end sites to receive IPv6 allocations
    • prop-037: Deprecation of email updates for APNIC Registry and whois data

    A working group will be created to further discuss the issues raised in prop-037

    For more information, please see:


    APNIC Member Meeting

    Revisions to both member and non-member account fees were discussed. It was decided to continue discussions on APNIC fee structures in the APNIC fees working group.

  5. Apster - issue 19

  6. Apster is a print and online newsletter for the APNIC community. The nineteenth issue of Apster was released at APNIC 22, and features articles on the Internet in Taiwan, the current security practices of large ISPs, certification of IP resources, and the Eco-APNIC project. Apster is available online at:

  7. Meeting sponsors

  8. APNIC thanks the sponsors of APNIC 22, whose valuable contributions allowed APNIC to offer a meeting programme of a very high standard:

    APNIC 22 sponsors

    If you are interested in being a sponsor for a future APNIC meeting, please contact meetings@apnic.net.

  9. Next APNIC meeting - APNIC 23

  10. All APNIC members and friends are invited to attend APNIC 23, which will be held in conjunction with APRICOT 2007 in Bali, Indonesia, 26 February - 2 March 2007. Further details will be available shortly at:

    APNIC meetings
  11. Upcoming APNIC meetings

  12. APNIC 24/SANOG 10

    • New Delhi, India
    • 29 August - 7 September 2007

    APNIC 25/APRICOT 2008

    • Taipei, Taiwan
    • 25 - 29 February 2008

    APNIC 26

    Please send any meeting related enquiries to meetings@apnic.net.