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.
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.
The APNIC Secretariat operates to serve its stakeholders by helping the APNIC community achieve APNIC’s objectives.
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 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.
The 2021 Activity Plan outlines the work the Secretariat will undertake and the expected budget required to successfully complete the planned activities.
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 2020 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 2021 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.
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.
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. APNIC initiatives resulting from feedback received in the 2018 APNIC Survey can be tracked here.
Use this form to appeal an operational decision by the APNIC Secretariat to APNIC management.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.