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Apster Bulletin

Issue 25: 24 June 2013


Asia Pacific Network Information Centre

DNSSEC to be enabled on

We are pleased to announce that from 1 July 2013, the zone will be DNSSEC enabled.

APNIC has committed to applying DNSSEC on its services, to ensure the Internet remains a trustworthy and useful tool for everyone. APNIC Labs also recently conducted a set of measurement tests to understand the extent to which today's online end systems are capable of performing DNS response validation. The results revealed that DNSSEC is now seen at a level of 8% worldwide with some economies significantly higher.


Apply now for an ISIF Asia grant

The Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF Asia) is now accepting applications for project grants of up to AUD 30,000! ISIF Asia grants will be provided for projects in the Asia Pacific region that will be implemented within a 3 to 12 month period.

ISIF Asia provides financial and mentoring support for innovative ICT approaches to development. Read more about ISIF Asia grant applications.

Internet governance

Internet Governance Forum 2013 update

This month, APNIC's Director General Paul Wilson joined the rest of the IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) in an informal meeting to discuss workshop proposals received and how to organize the session tracks. The meeting summary is available.

You can read our exclusive interview with the IGF Open Consultation and MAG Chair, Markus Kummer, who had some great stories to tell about the IGF's early days. You can read more about APNIC's contributions to the IGF over the years.

CommunicAsia 2013

CommunicAsia is a major ICT event in the region, held in Singapore each year, where exhibitors feature a range of key and emerging technologies. APNIC has participated at CommunicAsia for the past five years, in partnership with DotAsia and APIA.

APNIC staff again participated at CommunicAsia 2013 at the AP Internet Community booth, both catering to APNIC Members and speaking to a range of Internet community members about the importance of IPv6 deployment.

.TH 25th anniversary at INET Bangkok

APNIC attended the 25th anniversary of .TH, which was celebrated during INET Bangkok this month, with Learning and Development Director Dr Philip Smith congratulating THNIC on behalf of APNIC and APIA. The program focused on how the Internet can become a positive and productive force in society through new and innovative applications.

Philip delivered an IPv6 deployment update, and also contributed to a panel about the value of Network Operator Groups.

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