APRICOT 2017 and APNIC 43

APNIC Policy

The term of Masato Yamanishi, Policy SIG Chair, will end at APNIC 43 in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.

An election for the position of Chair will be held as the first agenda item at the Open Policy Meeting on Wednesday, 1 March 2017. If a new, or additional, Co-Chair is required, a Co-Chair election will also take place.

A call for nominations was issued on Monday, 23 January 2017 and closed at 23:59 (UTC +10) on Wednesday, 22 February 2017.

A final list of nominees are listed below:

Chair Nominees:

Co-Chair Nominees:

Proposals under discussion

prop-118 - No need policy in APNIC region
prop-117 - Returned IPv4 address management and Final /8 exhaustion
prop-116 - Prohibit to transfer IPv4 addresses in the final /8 block
Revising eligible voters of Chair election and Chair's term
APNIC policy process

Translated summary of proposals

The policy proposals to be discussed at APNIC 43 have been translated into the following languages.

Proposals discussed
Chinese (Simplified)
Chinese (Traditional)

How to participate

Register for CONFER to be able to participate in the Consensus Call


As the APNIC Policy Cycle is active before, during, and after each Open Policy Meeting, it is important to participate during all phases. Before and after the meeting, discussion about policy proposals happens on the Policy SIG mailing list. During the meeting, you can participate in the policy discussion in person by attending the meeting, or use the remote participation facilities available on this website.

How to participate in the policy process

Consensus Policy Making

IP addresses and AS numbers are shared resources, available for use by anyone who can demonstrate the need for them. APNIC policies ensure these resources are distributed fairly and consistently across the whole Asia Pacific region. Proposed policy changes are discussed in the Policy SIG.

APNIC policies are decided by the Asia Pacific community in a consensus decision-making process that is:

  • Open
  • Transparent
  • Bottom-up

Links to other resources

At the microphone.