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7 - 14 September 2023


Thank you to the attendees, sponsors, and everyone who contributed to APNIC 56. The preliminary event participation statistics are:

Conference Statistics

Total number of registered attendees 504 in person; 111 online*
Economies represented 47
APNIC Member organizations represented 158

* Unique registered attendees using Zoom.


Congratulations to the candidates elected to the following positions:

  • NRO NC (one position): Di Ma
  • Cooperation SIG Chair: Joy Chan
  • NIR SIG Chair: Oanh Nguyen
  • Policy SIG Chair: Bertrand Cherrier
  • Policy SIG Co-Chair: Shaila Sharmin
  • Routing Security SIG Chair: Jocelyn Bateman
  • Routing Security SIG Co-Chair: This position remains empty as there were no valid nominees.

APNIC By-laws Reform 2023

Resolution 1

A resolution to introduce new eligibility criteria for nominees in Executive Council elections./

The resolution passed.

Resolution 2

A resolution to preserve the independence and geographic representation of the Executive Council.

The resolution passed.

Resolution 3

A resolution to prevent individuals involved in litigation against APNIC from being nominees in Executive Council elections.

The resolution passed.

Resolution 4

A resolution to limit the control one organisation (or corporate group) can have on the Executive Council.

The resolution passed.

Resolution 5

A resolution to introduce a new independent body, the Electoral Committee, to have oversight of nominee eligibility and conduct in Executive Council elections.

The resolution passed.

The BigPulse results for the elections and the by-laws voting are available to view.

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.

The theme of the session was: ‘Strengthening Routing Security: Best Practices and Collaboration for Enhanced Network Resilience’ and explored the efforts from multistakeholders to help secure routing.

The SIG had the following presentations:

  • A multistakeholder approach for routing security (Kevin Meynell)
  • Self-motivated deployments wanted: ROV case in the on-going project (Taiji Kimura)


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 the following presentations:

Open Policy Meeting (Policy SIG)

The APNIC Open Policy Meeting (OPM) is an open forum to develop policies that relate to the management and use of Internet number resources within the Asia Pacific region. These include policies for resource allocation, recovery and transfer, and for resource registration within whois, reverse DNS, RPKI and related services.

The Open Policy Meeting (OPM) had a presentation about the following:

The following policy proposal reached consensus at the OPM and AMM:

  • prop-155: IPv6 PI assignment for Associate Members

The following proposals did not reach consensus and will go back to the mailing list:

  • prop-148: Leasing of Resources is not Acceptable
  • prop-152: Reduce the IPv4 delegation from /23 to /24
  • prop-153: Proposed changes to PDP
  • prop-154: Resizing of IPv4 assignment for the IXPs

Translated summaries of the policy proposals

The policy proposals discussed at the APNIC 56 OPM were translated into the following languages.

Routing Security SIG

The Routing Security SIG provides a platform to discuss operational issues and best practices to secure global Internet routing. It also provides advice, support and technical review of policy proposals concerning routing security to advise the APNIC Community.

The SIG had presentations about the following topics:

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