Working Groups

Working Groups (WGs) may be formed around a particular work item and exist only as long as it takes to complete the task(s).

A WG is usually small in size and consists of volunteers willing to dedicate themselves to one particular task. They are formed as a result of recommendations from the SIGs.

WGs report their work back to the SIG for deliberation.

ASO Review Working Group

Timeline September 2017
Objective To discuss the recommendations put forward in the second ASO Review and consider the future structure of the ASO/NRO with reference to the APNIC EC’s recommendation for a ‘non-status quo’ option.
Chairs Aftab Siddiqui and Izumi Okutani
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Background Documents ASO Review Report
Report APNIC 44 AMM (presentation)

Community Consultation

The APNIC Executive Council (EC) now issues a call for comments on the ASO Review Report, before considering the next steps to be taken. Any interested party may contribute during this consultation period via this mailing list.

Membership voting rights working group

Timeline August 2010
Objective To discuss possible changes to APNIC membership voting rights and report back at APNIC 32.
Chairs Desi Valli, Net4 India andSkeeve Stevens, eintelligo
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Background Documents Proposal for equal voting rights for all Members in APNIC
Report APNIC 32 AMM (presentation alternate version)

Final Call for Comments

The APNIC Executive Council (EC) now issues a FINAL CALL for comments on the WG report, before considering the next steps to be taken. Any interested party may contribute during this final call period, either via this mailing list, or directly to the APNIC EC by email to exec-sec@apnic.net. Please note that comments should be submitted by 17:00 (UTC +10) on 1 November 2011. After this date, the EC will consider the report and all contributions made either to this mailing list, or to the EC directly, before announcing its decision on the next steps to be taken.

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Outcome

EC Review of APNIC Voting Working Group

December 2011

The APNIC Executive Council has reviewed the Membership Voting Rights Working Group Report provided by the Chairs of the Voting WG to the APNIC membership at APNIC 32. The EC has also noted the comments received in response to the subsequent call for comments.

The EC notes that there is no clear consensus from the WG in support of proposing any changes to the existing membership voting tiers, nor have the chairs noted any visible prospects for achieving consensus in their requests for a further extension to the charter of this working group.

This is an important topic for APNIC, and the EC is mindful of the need for clear consensus of support for any proposal for change to the voting structure of APNIC. It is evident that this Working Group approach has been instrumental in bringing out a number of options for potential changes in the voting structure for APNIC. The next step in the process is one of evaluation of whether any of these proposals is likely to enjoy the broad support of APNIC's members, and this step is one that is understandably a process that may benefit from a somewhat different approach.

The EC has now suspended the charter of the Working Group, and will take the topic of interest in membership structure and voting to the forthcoming 2012 APNIC Membership and Stakeholder survey. Through this survey the EC would like to collect inputs from members and stakeholders as to their interest in this activity, solicit comments on members' perspectives on WG's activities to date and seek their perspective on further actions and initiatives that would guide any followup actions with the prospect of re-chartering this Working Group.

The EC would like to thank the members of the WG for their interest and contributions to this important activity for APNIC, and invites all members and stakeholders to provide further commentary and input to this process via the 2012 APNIC Membership and Stakeholder Survey.

Government Advisory Council (GAC) within APNIC working group

Timeline August 2010
Objective To discuss specific proposals in which governments can further develop their involvement in APNIC and report back at APNIC 32
Chairs Naveen Tandon, AT&T Communications Services India Pvt Ltd; Yi Lee, TWNIC; and Shyam Nair, Sify Technologies Ltd
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Background Documents

First Draft: Proposal for Government Advisory Committee (GAC) for APNIC

Second Draft: Proposal for Public Policy Advisory Committee (PPAC) at APNIC

Report APNIC 32 AMM (presentation alternate version)

Final Call for Comments

The APNIC Executive Council (EC) now issues a FINAL CALL for comments on the WG report, before considering the next steps to be taken. Any interested party may contribute during this final call period, either via this mailing list, or directly to the APNIC EC by email to exec-sec@apnic.net. Please note that comments should be submitted by 17:00 (UTC +10) on 1 November 2011. After this date, the EC will consider the report and all contributions made either to this mailing list, or to the EC directly, before announcing its decision on the next steps to be taken.

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Outcome

EC Review of APNIC Government Engagement Working Group

December 2011

The APNIC Executive Council has reviewed the final report of the Government Engagement Working Group, as presented by the Chairs of the WG to the APNIC membership at APNIC 32. The EC notes the recommendation for the establishment of a Public Policy Advisory Committee. The EC wishes to thank the chairs and the members of this WG for their efforts.

As the next step, the EC would now like to understand to what extent this proposal enjoys the support from those public entities that would form the core of such a committee. The EC now invites formal expressions of interest from governmental stakeholders in participating in this proposed body. Such expressions of interest should be directed in to the APNIC Director-General. The EC stands ready to host an inaugural meeting of a proposed Public Policy Advisory Committee, once there is a broad level of support across the economies in the APNIC region, as demonstrated through these expressions of interest.

The EC would like to thank the members of the WG for their interest and contributions to this Working Group.

Update

An inaugural session of the PPAC will take place during APNIC 35

Resource management system working group

Timeline 2006
Objective To review and give recommendations to APNIC on APNIC's new resource management system
Outcome prop-037: Deprecation of email updates for APNIC Registry and whois data
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APNIC membership fee structure working group

Timeline 2005-2007
Objective To investigate restructuring the APNIC fee structure
Outcome APNIC-118-v002: APNIC non-member fee schedule
APNIC-119-v001: APNIC member fee schedule: tiers, fees, and descriptions
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IPv6 guidelines working group

Timeline 2003-2004
Objective To write a guidelines document to support IPv6 allocation and assignment requests. The aim was to write a clear document that will provide useful information to anyone requesting an allocation and/or assigning IPv6 addresses, similar to that already written for IPv4
Outcome APNIC guidelines for IPv6 allocation and assignment requests
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Broadband working group

Timeline 2001-2002
Objective To assist in the development of policies and evaluation guidelines for IPv4 requests relating to cable and DSL networks
Outcome APNIC guidelines for IPv4 allocation and assignment requests
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APNIC IRR working group

Timeline 2001
Objective To enable discussions about Internet routing registries
Outcome The group is now incorporated into the Routing SIG
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