Corporate Governance



Executive Council (EC)

The APNIC membership is governed by the APNIC EC, who are elected by the APNIC membership. EC Members serve as individuals who are committed to this role for the benefit of APNIC. The EC meets face-to-face four times a year. You can also view a list of past EC Members.

EC Obligations

The conduct of the EC and the roles and obligations of the EC Members are governed by the APNIC By-laws. You can read a summary of the EC obligations. Supporting documentation includes:


APNIC holds elections for the Executive Council (EC) and the Number Resource Organization Number Council (NRO NC) Members can vote online via MyAPNIC.

APNIC Secretariat

The APNIC Secretariat operates to serve its stakeholders by helping the APNIC community achieve APNIC’s objectives.

Secretariat Staff

APNIC employs the best staff available from around the Asia Pacific and globally. You can learn more about the APNIC Team, including the Director General.

APNIC Members

APNIC is a membership-based organization and exists for the benefit of all its stakeholders. APNIC has over 8,000 Members throughout the 56 economies of the Asia Pacific region. Live Membership and resource allocation data are available from our statistics portal.


All APNIC Secretariat Staff and EC Members are required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement and adhere to the APNIC Privacy Statement.

Activity Plans

The 2022 Activity Plan outlines the work the Secretariat will undertake and the expected budget required to successfully complete the planned activities.

At-a-glance progress against the 2022 Activity Plan’s success measures is also available.

Financial Reports

Every year, comprehensive and audited full year financial and operational positions are made available in Annual Reports. All of APNIC’s Annual Reports dating back to 1997 are available. Each year an internationally recognized accounting firm audits the financial report. The reports are available in the EC minutes. The 2021 Auditor’s Report is available to view. APNIC also provides monthly financial performance reports to the EC and these are contained in the EC minutes.


Every year, APNIC submits comprehensive budgets to the APNIC EC. The 2022 Budget is available to view.


APNIC produces a four-year strategy to guide its activities.

Rules and Laws

The rules and laws which govern APNIC operations under Australian law are contained in the APNIC By-laws, Articles of Association, and the Memorandum of Association. These and other documents including the Membership Agreements are available on the Documents section of the APNIC website.


Members can vote in the EC or NRO NC elections. APNIC makes it easy to apply to become a Member and apply for resources.

Mailing Lists

APNIC hosts and maintains a number of mailing lists to facilitate discussion across a range of topics related to Internet addressing, networking, and Internet cooperation. You can subscribe to APNIC-Announce or APNIC-Talk and visit the archived lists. You can also participate in the Policy SIG discussions by subscribing to the sig-policy mailing list.

Member Feedback

APNIC conducts regular Member and Stakeholder Surveys to decide how to invest APNIC resources. Members can also provide feedback by contacting the Member Services Helpdesk, joining discussions on the APNIC-Talk mailing list, or participating in the APNIC Member Meeting either in person or via our remote participation facilities, such as online chat.


Use this form to appeal an operational decision by the APNIC Secretariat to APNIC management.

Whistleblowing Policy

All current and former APNIC staff and suppliers can report wrongdoing through APNIC’s Whistleblower Policy to ensure the highest standards of integrity and promoting a culture of honest and ethical behaviour, corporate compliance, and good corporate governance.

Policy Development

IP resources are shared and available for use by anyone who needs them. The open, transparent, bottom-up Policy Development Process ensures that Internet resources are distributed fairly across the region.

The Policy Development Process

Anyone can propose and discuss policies; all discussions and decisions are documented; and it is the community that drives policy development. The Policy Development Process was designed by the community and is open for community review. APNIC documents all policy discussions and decisions.

Open Mic

Anyone can contribute to policy discussion, either through the Policy SIG mailing lists, or at the APNIC Conferences.

Internet Cooperation

APNIC cooperates with a number of regional and global organizations in the Internet community. These include the I* organizations, AP* organizations, Network Operator Groups (NOGs), and governmental and intergovernmental organizations, to advance the open, multistakeholder model of Internet cooperation.

Law Enforcement Agency Engagement

APNIC engages with Law Enforcement Agencies in the Asia Pacific region on matters relating to Internet security issues to help make the Internet  a more stable, secure, and open platform. APNIC works proactively with various LEAs to create a better understanding of how the Internet registry system operates and what law enforcement can achieve by using the publicly available information in the APNIC Whois Database. APNIC also helps to build capacity for LEA stakeholders, by providing training relevant to their requirements.

APNIC Conferences

Every six months, APNIC holds events for the APNIC community to come together for policy development, decision-making, education, information sharing, and networking. APNIC provides current and archived audio, video, and transcripts of all main events, including the Policy Special Interest Group meeting and the APNIC Member Meeting. All previous meetings are archived.

Member Meetings

APNIC holds Member meetings twice a year that coincide with APNIC Conferences. The first meeting of the year is the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and the second meeting is the APNIC Member Meeting. Here, Members can be a part of discussions about APNIC’s operations and activities. Minutes of these meetings are available on each conference website. Online voting is also held for the EC and NRO NC elections.

Open Mic

Anyone can comment or provide feedback at any time during the meeting. APNIC provides video, audio, and transcription of all current and past Member meetings.


APNIC collects and displays statistics on Internet resource distribution. The statistics portal allows for analysis of IP addressing trends at their origin. For any raw data, you can also refer to the APNIC FTP site.