7 - 14 September 2017


Thank you to the attendees, sponsors, and everyone else who contributed to APNIC 44. The preliminary event participation statistics are:

Conference Statistics
Total number of on-site delegates: 383*
Economies represented: 43
APNIC Member organizations represented: 128
Remote Participants:
Adobe Connect: 186**
YouTube 697 views; 6,432 minutes viewed
#apnic44 tweets:
Total people reached:
459 tweets

* 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.

NRO NC Election

A final list of nominees are listed below in the order their nominations were received. 

Congratulations to Aftab Siddiqui on his election to the NRO NC. He will serve on the NRO NC/ASO AC for two years from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2019.

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:


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:

NIR SIG Chair, Shyam Nair was unable to participate due to a family illness. The Secretariat conducted the election and Zhen Yu was appointed as the Co-Chair of the NIR SIG. He will serve a two-year term that will end at the beginning of the APNIC 48 SIG meeting.

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 44 Policy SIG over three sessions.

Reached consensus after revised proposal:
  • prop-116: - Prohibit to transfer IPv4 addresses in the final /8 block
    • After community discussion, author changed two year period to five years.
    • Removed text “This restriction will end when final /8 address block (103/8) run out.”
Reached consensus: 
  • prop-121: - Updating "Initial IPv6 allocation" policy
  • prop-122: - Updating "Subsequent IPv6 allocation" policy
Did not reach consensus and will be returned to the author for further consideration:
In addition to the proposals, there were three presentations discussing:
  • NRO NC Election Procedures (Adam Gosling)
  • Remote Participation for SIG Chair/Co-Chair Election (Izumi Okutani)
    • Strong support for remote participation in consensus processes and for voting in SIG Chair Elections
    • Desire for some degree of identity checks
    • Proposal to make changes to facilitate remote online voting in SIG Chair elections to be discussed in the mailing list by community
  • ICANN ITHI (Identifier Technology Health Indicators) (Alain Durand)
    • Report on Domain Name ITHI activities
    • The NRO is driving the evaluation of ITHI metrics for the Numbers community
    • The RIR registry services have proposed a set of metrics focused on data accuracy. Those metrics are now being reviewed by the RIR community

Translated summaries of the policy proposals

A summary of the policy proposals discussed at the APNIC 44 Policy SIG have been translated into the following languages.

Proposals discussed Proposal outcomes
English English
Bahasa Indonesian Bahasa Indonesian
Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Simplified)
Chinese (Traditional) Chinese (Traditional)
Hindi Hindi
Japanese Japanese
Thai Thai
Vietnamese Vietnamese

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