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 planned around topics including:
    • Remote triggered blackholing
    • NetFlow analysis for security
    • Hands-on RPSL
    • IDS/IPS automation
    • Client-to-site VPN using OpenVPN
    • AAA server/Jump host
    • 802.1x.
In progress
  • 3rd Regional CSIRT workshop in the Pacific in 2019. Continued support for new CERTs (Tonga, Vanuatu, PNG, Solomon Island) and assistance for Samoa, Fiji, and others.
  • Targeted CERT engagements in Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Mongolia & Bhutan in 2019 – 2020.
In progress
  • Record security content from face-to-face workshops and make them available on the APNIC Academy.
  • Develop hands-on labs on a range of network and end-point security topics, and make them available on the APNIC Academy.
In progress
Encourage RPKI adoption
  • Encouraging use of RPKI ROV in IXPs.
  • Increased RPKI and routing security training and technical assistance.
In progress
  • Continue hardening of APNIC’s RPKI services, including validators and the RPKI system, and improved service monitoring.
  • Continue development of the “Anysigner” prototype based on use cases.
In progress
  • Evaluate potential for ROA validation and notification services through MyAPNIC.
  • Collaborate with other RIRs on RPKI service development, measurement and support.
  • Support NIR RPKI services.
In progress
‘Security dashboard’ online tool
  • Build and launch online security dashboard tool in MyAPNIC to help alert network operators of malicious traffic from their networks, using reports generated by APNIC’s community honeynet.
In progress
Whois IRT accuracy
  • Implement prop-125 which requires all resource holders to maintain accurate and responsive IRT contacts in the whois database, and requires APNIC to validate Member compliance with this policy every six months.
In progress
Sharing and promoting security best practice in the AP region
  • Increase security content into APNIC conferences. Incorporate security track (working with FIRST and APCERT) into September APNIC conference in 2019 and 2020.
  • Collaboration with regional and global security organizations – APCERT, FIRST, Interpol, GFCE and others – to provide speakers, sponsorship, and support for events in the APNIC region.
In progress
  • Sharing security best practice on the APNIC Blog and website.
In progress
  • Engage with LEAs on cybersecurity training and awareness.
  • Support of National CERTs in the Pacific Island region and other sub-regions.
  • Continue engagements with APECTEL, APT and ASEAN.
In progress

IPv4 to IPv6 Transition

Support IPv6 deployment best practice
  • Produce IPv6 case studies and best practice content to share via the IPv6 website, presentations, and the APNIC Blog.
In progress
  • Deliver advanced IPv6 deployment training and technical assistance with new content including:
    • 6rd and DHCPv6-PD labs
    • Enabling IPv6 on mail server
    • Enhanced IPv6 security module.
In progress
Reclaiming unused IPv4 space
  • Develop definition of “unused IPv4 address space”; establish mechanisms for identifying unused space and approaches for (legally validated) reclamation in the APNIC region.
In progress
  • Resource quality assurance (RQA) to reduce operational problems from transferred IPv4 addresses
In progress
  • Develop automated support for RQA. Define, validate and create an easy-to-use MyAPNIC service to check an IP address range against a configurable list of quality checks (such as route filtering, email and other blacklisting, routing history, and geolocation errors).
In progress


Develop APNIC Academy online learning platform
  • Expand on-demand course content and migrate live eLearning classes to APNIC Academy with new format.
  • Add multilingual support to allow more users to complete courses in their native language.
  • Implement support for webinars and online technical assistance.
In progress
Training content and delivery
  • Training courses updates to include more content on ROV, better use of IRR, MANRS, practical IPv6 deployment strategies, and security BCPs.
  • Continued recruitment and development of Community Trainers to expand the scope and quality of APNIC training in the region.
In progress

Policy Development

Continue encouraging participation in the Policy Development Process (PDP)
  • Increase awareness of the PDP and opportunities to participate, both online and at NOG events around the region.
  • Continue improving accessibility of policy-related online content and materials.
  • Provide fellowships to candidates with a stated interest in the policy process.
In progress

Trend and benchmarking data

Internet Directory and other information services
  • Continued improvement of information services about the Internet Number Resources managed by APNIC, including information about how they are delegated (for example, through the Internet Directory) and how they are used.
In progress