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.

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Network Security

Project Notes Status
Security training and capacity building New Security content developed including:

APNIC participated in 23 CERT/CSIRT engagements including:

  • 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 CERT/CSIRT workshops with Pakistan Telecom Authority, KrCERT/CC (South Korea) and BTCIRT (Bhutan).
  • Presentations at events run by CNCERT (China), (Indonesia), and Sri Lanka CERT|CC.
  • 42 face-to-face security related training sessions held.
  • 24 security related webinars on the APNIC Academy attracted 2,253 participants.
Encourage RPKI adoption
  • Hands-on RPKI/ROV labs developed for training.
  • 25 routing security face-to-face training sessions held, with an additional 15 live online tutorials.
  • RPKI and ROV Technical Assistance provided to Members in Australia, Bhutan, Brunei, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tonga and Viet Nam.
  • APNIC 48: two dedicated RPKI sessions, an RPKI keynote presentation, an RPKI Deployathon, a Routing Security BoF and a ROA Signing Social were held.
  • APRICOT 2020: RPKI Deployathon held in partnership with JPNIC.
  • New Routing Security SIG created and sessions held at APRICOT 2020 and APNIC 50.
  • At the end of 2020:
    • 44.19% of Members had created resource certificates
    • 50.67% of Members had created Route Origin Authorizations (ROAs)
  • ROV route filtering implemented on APNIC conference network.
  • AS0 ROA production service deployed (according to prop-132).
  • Collaborated with the RIPE NCC’s RPKI certification practice review.
  • Technical support provided to NIRs operating RPKI services (CNNIC, JPNIC, TWNIC). Assisted IDNIC with testing its RPKI service in development.
  • Sponsored NLNet’s development of ‘Krill’ (Certificate Authority) and ‘Routinator’ for Relying Parties. Sponsored OpenBSD’s work to implement RRDP in its codebase.
‘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 54 security engagements.
  • Published 205 security-tagged posts on the APNIC Blog.
  • 13 capacity building engagements with the law enforcement and public safety community.
  • APNIC participated in 10 cybersecurity-led engagements with APEC TEL, APT, ASEAN, GFCE and the ITU.

IPv4 to IPv6 Transition

Project Notes Status
Support IPv6 deployment best practice
  • Eight new IPv6 success stories developed, bringing total to 39 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.
  • IPv6 deployment technical assistance provided to Members in Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, and Tonga.
  • 27 IPv6 training sessions were held for 906 participants.
Reclaiming unused IPv4 space
  • New service developed to allow Members to list IPv4 address space which is available for market transfer.
  • Members with unrouted IPv4 addresses have been contacted and asked to return them to APNIC if not needed, or to make them available for transfer to others. Around 1.1 million IPv4 addresses were voluntarily returned.
  • Resource Quality Check (RQC) functionality created in APNIC’s Network Operators Toolbox (NetOX) to help identify operational issues associated with address transfers.


Project Notes Status
Develop APNIC Academy online learning platform
  • Webinar support added. 27 webinars held, attracting 3,627 participants.
  • Multilingual support added in nine languages – Bengali, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Thai and Vietnamese.
Training content and delivery
  • New course catalogue and learning pathways guide added. Training courses updates include more content on ROV, better use of IRR, MANRS, practical IPv6 deployment strategies, and security BCPs.
  • 24 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

Project Notes Status
Continue encouraging participation in the Policy Development Process (PDP)
  • Policy engagement presentations delivered at four NOG and IGF events.
  • 11 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

Project Notes Status
Internet Directory and other information services
  • Internet Directory updates released including embeddable IPv6 charts, comparison mode for AS interconnection diagrams, and RDAP and whowas tabs added.
  • Network Operators ToolbOX (NetOX) developed and released. NetOX helps network operators check the quality of Internet number resources.