APNIC activities

Resource registration

One of APNIC’s primary functions is to distribute and register IP addresses and AS numbers. APNIC maintains a Whois Database, which is a public record of all Internet number resources delegated across the region. Whois database entries include contact information for organizations using IP address blocks and AS numbers.

Reverse DNS

APNIC registers and publishes Reverse DNS delegations for all IP blocks it distributes. Anyone can submit a reverse DNS query on an IP address to find its corresponding domain name, or website address.

Resource Certification (RPKI)

APNIC offers a digital certificate to Members, which verifies their right to use their allocated resources. Resource Certification is a collaborative, global initiative that aims to improve the security of inter-domain routing.

Internet number resource transfers

APNIC currently facilitates two types of resource transfers. The guidelines for IPv4 transfers and resource transfers as a result of mergers or acquisitions can be found in the APNIC transfer, merger, acquisition, and takeover policy, APNIC-123-v003.

Internet number statistics

APNIC publishes raw data on regional and global allocations of IPv4, IPv6, and AS numbers.

Membership statistics

APNIC reports membership statistics at APNIC Conferences and in the APNIC Annual Report.

Training services

APNIC Training offers face-to-face and live online tutorials and workshops throughout the year, catering to all levels of expertise. APNIC Conferences also feature training content.

APNIC Conferences

APNIC Conferences are held twice each year at different locations, to support community policy development, regional Internet community growth, and information exchange. All Internet stakeholders are encouraged to attend on site or remotely.

Policy development

The APNIC Secretariat facilitates the development of community-driven policies to distribute and manage Internet number resources. This process, which takes place on a mailing list and during APNIC Conferences, is open to anyone who wishes to participate.

Regional root server deployment

APNIC supports a number of root server instances throughout the Asia Pacific as part of a commitment to regional infrastructure development. These servers enhance DNS response and accessibility in the Asia Pacific region.

Secondary DNS services

APNIC provides secondary DNS service to select ccTLDs, arpa, and other RIRs.

External relations

APNIC actively participates in a wide range of activities, engaging all Internet stakeholder groups. These activities include direct liaisons with governments and regulators, attending regional forums and summits, Network Operator Groups, and other related ICT and technical forums. APNIC Calendar

Internet community support

APNIC supports the growth of the Asia Pacific Internet community by partnering with several organizations and institutions. APNIC also administers the small grants program, ISIF.

Research and Development

APNIC conducts ongoing research and measurements on IPv4 exhaustion, IPv6 deployment, and related topics under APNIC Labs.