Thank you to the attendees, sponsors, and everyone else who contributed to APNIC 42. The preliminary event participation statistics are:

Conference Statistics
Total number of on-site delegates:332*
Economies represented:39
APNIC Member organizations represented:133
AMM delegates:287
Remote Participants:
Adobe Connect:131**
YouTube:1,414 views; 10,646 minutes viewed
#apnic42 Posts:
Total people reached:
467 (Twitter) by 119 unique users
Meeting network site and mobile app:162 delegates signed in

* 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.


One position on the NRO NC was up for election. The nominations (in the order they were received) were:

  • Brajesh Jain
  • Komal Batool
  • Henri Kasyfi Soemartono

Congratulations to Brajesh Jain on his election to the NRO NC. He will serve on the NRO NC/ASO AC for two years from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2018.

Cooperation SIG

The Cooperation SIG is a forum for discussion about broader Internet issues like 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:


An NIR SIG Chair election was held at APNIC 42 following the resignation of former Chair, Toshio Tachibana, earlier this year.

Congratulations to Shyam Nair on his election as Chair of the NIR SIG. Acting Chair, Ajai Kumar, reverted to his position of Co-Chair. As a consequence, there was no Co-Chair election required.

The community thanks Toshio and Ajai for their service as Chair and Acting Chair, respectively.

Policy SIG

The Open Policy Meeting of the APNIC Policy SIG took place during three sessions over two days.

The first SIG session continued the community discussion about APNIC Whois Database Accuracy. APNIC Services Director George Kuo, and Dhammika Priyantha of the Sri Lanka National Police, were joined by remote presenters from the United State Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New Zealand Police.

A number of statistical informational presentations by the Secretariat reviewed global address consumption as well as delegation and transfer reports regarding the Final /8 pool.

The following proposals were discussed but did not reach consensus. They will both be returned to the authors for further consideration.

Translated summaries of the policy proposals

As part of the 2014 APNIC Survey initiatives, the policy proposals discussed at APNIC 42 have been translated into the following languages.

Proposals discussedProposal outcomes
Bahasa IndonesianTBC
Chinese (Simplified)TBC
Chinese (Traditional)TBC
Viet NameseTBC

Conference Sponsors

APNIC offers its deepest thanks to the sponsors of APNIC 42, whose invaluable contributions allowed APNIC to offer a conference program of a very high standard.

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