Survey Response Activity 2019-2020

APNIC values the feedback it receives from Members and the community. On this page, you can track the progress of APNIC initiatives aimed at addressing specific Member feedback received in the 2018 APNIC Survey.

Complete = Complete
In progress = In progress
Not started = Not started

Network Security

Security training and capacity building

New security content developed including:

Content development continues on:

  • Remote triggered blackholing
  • NetFlow analysis for security
  • AAA server/Jump host
  • 802.1x.
In progress
  • Held 3rd Regional CSIRT workshop in the Pacific with 35 participants from seven Pacific Island economies. Delivered security and system administration workshop for Tonga CERT.
  • Delivered security workshop for the Solomon Islands government data centre staff, and a security seminar and desktop exercise for Solomon Islands government agencies.
  • Held a two-day technical workshop for PNG CERT; completed a review of PNG CERT activities, plans and resources; set up backend systems for handling incidents.
  • Held remote workshops with Pakistan Telecom Authority on CERT establishment.
  • APNIC undertook CERT engagements with LaoCERT (Laos), CamCERT (Cambodia), MNCERT (Myanmar) and BtCIRT (Bhutan).
Encourage RPKI adoption
  • Hands-on RPKI/ROV labs developed for training.
  • 24 routing security face-to-face training sessions held, with an additional 6 online tutorials in 2020.
  • RPKI and ROV Technical Assistance provided to Members in Australia, Bhutan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Tonga and Viet Nam.
  • APNIC 48: two dedicated RPKI sessions, an RPKI keynote presentation, a one-day RPKI Deployathon, a Routing Security BoF and a ROA Signing Social were held.
  • APRICOT 2020: one-day RPKI Deployathon held in partnership with JPNIC.
  • New Routing Security/RPKI SIG created.
  • As of 31 July 2020:
    • 39.03% of Members had created resource certificates
    • 39.6% of Members had created Route Origin Authorizations (ROAs)
  • ROV route filtering implemented on APNIC conference network. Deployment planned on APNIC production network.
  • A Resource Tagged Attestation (RTA) pilot was demonstrated at the IETF and a draft (draft-michaelson-rpki-rta-01) was proposed for adoption at IETF 105.
In progress
  • APNIC is collaborating with RIPE NCC’s certification practice review.
  • APNIC, RIPE NCC, IIJ and the Free University of Berlin began collaborating on a study into access to repositories.
  • Technical support provided to NIRs operating RPKI services (CNNIC, JPNIC, TWNIC). Assisted IDNIC with testing its RPKI service in development.
  • APNIC plans to evaluate potential for ROA validation and notification services through MyAPNIC.
In progress
‘Security dashboard’ online tool
  • Dashboard for Autonomous System Health (DASH) product developed and launched. DASH supports network security by alerting Members to malicious traffic originating from their networks, using data from APNIC’s Community Honeynet.
Whois IRT accuracy
  • Implemented prop-125, which requires all resource holders to maintain accurate and responsive Incident Response Team (IRT) contacts in the whois database, and for APNIC to validate Member compliance every six months.
Sharing and promoting security best practice in the AP region
  • One-day dedicated security track integrated into APRICOT 2019 and APNIC 48. Two dedicated sessions at APNIC 50 (online conference).
  • APNIC participated in 38 security engagements.
  • Published 136 security-tagged posts on the APNIC Blog.
  • 13 capacity building engagements with the law enforcement and public safety community.
  • APNIC participated in nine cybersecurity-led engagements with APEC TEL, APT, ASEAN and the ITU.

IPv4 to IPv6 Transition

Support IPv6 deployment best practice
  • Seven new IPv6 success stories developed, bringing total to 38 published.
  • IPv6 deployment best practice training content developed on enabling IPv6 for services; IPv6 security; and IPv6 transition techniques.
  • Five-module IPv6 Fundamentals course developed and added to APNIC Academy.
Reclaiming unused IPv4 space
  • New service developed to allow Members to list IPv4 address space which is available for market transfer. Members with unused IPv4 addresses are being encouraged to return them to APNIC, or to make them available for transfer to others.
In progress
  • Resource Quality Check (RQC) functionality created in APNIC’s Network Operators Toolbox (NetOX) to help identify operational issues associated with address transfers.


Develop APNIC Academy online learning platform
  • Webinar support added. 26 webinars held, attracting 2,940 participants from 42 economies.
  • Multilingual support added in eight languages – Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Thai and Vietnamese.
  • Support for online technical assistance to be implemented.
In progress
Training content and delivery
  • Training courses updates include more content on ROV, better use of IRR, MANRS, practical IPv6 deployment strategies, and security BCPs.
  • 18 APNIC Community Trainers are contracted to APNIC, and development of the initiative continues to expand the scope and quality of training in the region.

Policy Development

Continue encouraging participation in the Policy Development Process (PDP)
  • Policy engagement presentations delivered at four NOG and IGF events.
  • Ten policy blog posts and three policy webinars held.
  • Translated APNIC 47/48/49 policy summaries made available in seven languages
  • 52 fellowships awarded at APNIC 48. All fellows completed the APNIC Academy PDP Course and attended a mock Policy SIG before participating in the real Policy SIG sessions.

Trend and benchmarking data

Internet Directory and other information services
  • Internet Directory version 2.1 released. Embeddable IPv6 charts and comparison mode added.
  • Network Operators ToolbOX (NetOX) developed and released. NetOX helps network operators check the quality of Internet number resources.