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20th APNIC Open Policy Meeting report
APNIC 20, held in Hanoi, Vietnam from 6 September to 9 September 2005, was a successful meeting, attracting delegates from around the Asia Pacific region and beyond.
The APNIC Member Meeting (AMM) on 9 September 2005 was also well attended, with 161 delegates (including APNIC staff) representing 23 economies and 33 APNIC member organisations. Delegates from the other RIRs (ARIN, LACNIC, RIPE NCC, AfriNIC) were also present.
NRO Number Council election
An election was held on Friday 9 September, in conjunction with the AMM, to fill the Asia Pacific seat on the NRO Number Council that becomes vacant on 31 December 2005. The successful candidate was Kenny Huang, who was elected to the NRO Number Council for a two year term.
Details of the election and the nominees are available at:
The following policy proposals were discussed at the APNIC 20 SIG meetings and the APNIC Member Meeting (AMM).
- prop-028-v001: Abolishing IPv6 per address fee for NIRs
- Paul Wilson from APNIC and Billy Cheon from KRNIC of NIDA both made detailed presentations about the per address fees and the NIR fee structure. The proposal to abolish per address fees for NIRs reached consensus at both the NIR SIG meeting and AMM and has now been referred to the sig-nir mailing list for the next stage in the policy development process.
- prop-005-v005: Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) policy for allocation of IPv6 blocks to Regional Internet Registries
- This was an updated version of prop-005-v004, which was approved and endorsed by the APNIC EC in November 2004. As a global policy, the final version must be approved by all five RIRs. The proposal was passed by consensus at both the Policy SIG meeting and AMM and has now been referred to the sig-policy mailing list for the next stage in the policy development process.
- prop-031-v001: Proposal to amend APNIC IPv6 assignment and utilisation requirement policy
- During the discussions, the proposer agreed to a request to separate into two proposals:
- Proposal part 1: Evaluation for subsequent allocations to be based on an HD-Ratio value of 0.94
- The proposal reached consensus at the Policy SIG meeting and AMM and has now been referred to the sig-policy mailing list for the next stage in the policy development process.
- Proposal part 2: Add a /56 end-site allocation point (in addition to /64 and /48) and default end-site allocation for SOHO end site to be a /56
- This proposal did not reach consensus at the Policy SIG meeting.
- prop-029-v002: Proposal for discrete networks and national peering
- A proposal to permit large ISPs to manage multiple country accounts under a single APNIC membership using the concept of discrete networks. The proposal also recommended that APNIC allocate routable aggregate blocks of IPv6 to enable global/continental-regional/national peering for large ISPs with global facilities. The proposal did not reached consensus at the Policy SIG meeting.
- prop-030-v001: Deprecation of ip6.int reverse DNS service in APNIC
- This proposal reached consensus in the SIG meeting and AMM, and produced several action items for the DNS SIG:
- dns-20-001: Pending approval at each remaining stage of the policy proposal process, Secretariat to implement proposal [prop-030-v001].
- dns-20-002: Secretariat to gather statistics revealing the breakdown of ip6.int lookups and report back to the DNS SIG at APNIC 21.
- dns-20-003: Secretariat to gather statistics about the extent of undelegated domains and report back to the DNS SIG at APNIC 21.
The full list of current proposals is available at:
Apster - issue 15
Apster is a print and online newsletter for the APNIC community. The fifteenth issue of Apster was released at APNIC 20. This issue features articles on the Internet in Vietnam, the outcome of the WGIG, the deployment of root servers in India, and the consumption of 2-byte AS numbers. Apster is available online at:
APNIC wishes to thank all those organisations that supported APNIC 20 as sponsors. Their valuable contributions allowed APNIC to offer a meeting program of a very high standard. All the sponsors are listed at:
If you are interested in being a sponsor for a future APNIC meeting, please contact email@example.com.
Next APNIC meeting - APNIC 21
All APNIC members and friends are invited to attend APNIC 21, which will be held in conjunction with APRICOT 2006 in Perth, Australia in February 2006. Further details of APNIC 21 will be available shortly at: