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25th APNIC Open Policy Meeting report

25-29 February 2008
Taiwan, Taipei

Thank you to everyone who contributed to APNIC 25, held in conjunction with APRICOT 2008.

APNIC 25 Open Policy Meeting attendance statistics:

Total number of APRICOT delegates: 402
Delegates at APNIC Member Meeting:132
Economies represented:42
APNIC member organisations represented:22

To read, watch or listen to archives from the meeting, go to:


During the APNIC 25 Annual Member Meeting (AMM) in Taipei on Friday, 29 February 2008, two elections were held.

APNIC Executive Council

An election was held for three vacant positions. Congratulations to the successful candidates:

  • Akinori Maemura
  • Che-Hoo Cheng
  • Ma Yan

Number Resource Organization (NRO) Number Council

An election was held for one vacant position. Congratulations to the successful candidate:

  • Kenny Huang

Election details are available at:

APNIC 25 elections

Meeting decisions

Policy SIG

Seven policy proposals were discussed. The following proposals reached consensus and were subsequently approved at the APNIC Member Meeting. These proposals are now subject to a 'last call' for comments:

  • prop-053 Changing minimum IPv4 allocation size to /22
  • prop-057 Proposal to change IPv6 initial allocation criteria

The following proposal will be returned to the Policy SIG mailing list for further discussion:

  • prop-055 Global policy for the allocation of the remaining IPv4 address space

The following proposals did not reach consensus and have been abandoned:

  • prop-052 Cooperative distribution of the end of the IPv4 free pool
  • prop-058 Proposal to create IPv4 shared use address space among LIRs

The following proposal will be revised by its author:

The following proposal was withdrawn by its author, who will submit a new proposal based on the IPv6-related elements of the proposal:


There was one proposal discussed in the NIR SIG. It reached consensus at the NIR SIG, was approved at the APNIC Member Meeting and is now subject to a 'last call' for comments:

  • prop-054 NIR operational policy document revision

For more information on policy proposals, please see:

Meeting sponsors

APNIC offers its deepest thanks to the sponsors of APNIC 25, whose invaluable contributions allowed APNIC to offer a meeting program of a very high standard:

Upcoming APNIC meetings

APNIC 2625-29 August 2008Christchurch, New Zealand
APNIC 2718-27 February 2009Manila, Philipines