National Internet Registries (NIR) SIG

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The charter of the NIR SIG is to share information relating to the operations, policies, and procedures of National Internet Registries with the aim of promoting close cooperation both among the NIRs and with the APNIC Secretariat.

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About the Chair

Name Oanh Nguyen
Tenure APNIC 52 – APNIC 56
Biography I have been working as Internet Number Resource Manager at Viet Nam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC) and engaging with APNIC community since 2013. I have much experiences in working as an IP hostmaster, IP/ASN policy maker, IPv6 development analyst and trainer.

I have initiated and contributed to many projects that have brought Viet Nam to be in top 10 countries having highest IPv6 adoption rate in the world, including Viet Nam’s IPv6 Action Plan (for the period of 2011-2019), Viet Nam IPv6 for Gov Program (for the period of 2021 – 2025), building and conducting training courses in IPv6, Number Resources not only for Viet Nam community but also for Laos community. I have also taken part in building legal framework and policies towards expanding new space and new system for Number Resources development in Viet Nam.

Recently, to promote IPv6 deployment in ASEAN region, I have engaged with project called ASEAN Smart ICT Ecosystem. The aim of project is to assessing challenges in IPv6 adoption in ASEAN, then to design Architecture for the ASEAN Smart Cities platforms with due consideration on the Use of ICT for DDRM System and the availability of a secure, scalable, and connectable TCP/IP address identifiers.

About the Co-Chair

Name Gaurav Kansal
Tenure APNIC 54 – APNIC 58
Biography Gaurav Kansal have more than a decade of experience in Information Communication Technology (ICT) domain, especially in the areas of network, security, internet and e-governance. He has played a key role in fostering the internet penetration and adoption across India, through the National Knowledge Network (NKN), a pan-India gigabit information highway which was rolled out in 2010.

He has an ample experience in Internet Routing, IPv6, Domain Name System, Wireless Networks and Network Security. He is currently working on the ambitious project of Public DNS Service for Indian IP space which will provide clean pipe service to Indian Users and can help in improving the cyber posture of the country. With his wide experience, he will be able to help the community in making Internet more robust and secure, and make it make user friendly, especially for the non-English speaking ones.