Memberships & Partnerships

APNIC has established relationships with a number of regional and global organizations:


AP* Organizations

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Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN)APLink to MoUAPNIC has established an MoU with APAN to enhance cooperation towards their individual and shared objectives in research, outreach, technology, fellowships, etc.
Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT)APLink to MoUAPNIC and APCERT have signed a Memorandum of Understanding during the APCERT AGM and Conference to further strengthen its existing cooperative relationship and collaboration in information sharing.
Asia Pacific Internet Association (APIA)APLink to MoUAPNIC and APIA have signed an MoU to promote Internet infrastructure development and services in the Asia Pacific region. They also agreed to hold one of APNIC conference along with APRICOT.
Asia Pacific Networking Group (APNG)APAPNIC was founded as a pilot project of the APNG in 1992. APNIC became fully independent by 1996, but continues to be a supporter of APNG.
Asian, Australasian and Pacific Islands Regional At-Large Organization (APRALO)APLink to MoUAPNIC has established an MoU with the Asian, Australasian and Pacific Islands Regional At-Large Organization (APRALO) to work together on capacity building, research and development, regional participation and outreach in the Asia Pacific region.
Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies (APRICOT)APAPNIC was a co-founder of APRICOT in 1995, and manager of the event until 1997. APNIC became co-organizer of APRICOT in 2012.
Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT)APAPNIC is an Affiliate Member of the Asia Pacific Telecommunity, an intergovernmental organization that acts as a focal point for regional preparatory processes for ITU meetings and conferences.
Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association (APTLD)APLink to MoUAPNIC has established an MoU with the Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association (APTLD) to work together on scheduling community events, sharing opportunities and resources.

Computer Emergency Response Teams

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Sri Lanka CERT|CCLKLink to MoUAPNIC and Sri Lanka CERT|CC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding during the APNIC 42 Conference to establish and strengthen cooperative efforts related to development of capability and capacity in information security in Sri Lanka and across
the Asia Pacific region.
Tonga National Computer Emergency Response Team (certTonga)TOLink to MoUAPNIC and certTonga have signed a Memorandum of Understanding during the APNIC 47 Conference to agree on the cooperative relationship and collaboration in the development of capability and capacity in information security in Tonga.
Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Teams (APCERT)TOLink to MoUAPNIC and APCERT have signed a Memorandum of Understanding during the APNIC 47 Conference to agree on the cooperative relationship and collaboration in the development of capability and capacity in information security and across the Asia Pacific region.

Global Organizations

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Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST)GlobalLink to MoUAPNIC and FIRST signed an MoU to benefit from each other’s programs to support computer security incident response teams (CSIRT) in the Asia Pacific region.
ICANN Address Supporting Organization (ASO)GlobalAPNIC is a founding member of the ICANN Address Supporting Organization (ASO).
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and NumbersGlobalLink to MoUAPNIC and ICANN signed an MoU to promote the hosting of L-Root server nodes in the Asia Pacific region.
International Development Research Centre (IDRC CRDI)GlobalLink to MoUAPNIC has established a grant agreement with IDRC for the purpose of carrying out the project "The Alliance to Scale Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Seed Alliance)". IDRC provides a grant to support the operation of the ISIF fund
in the Asia Pacific.
Internet Systems Consortium (ISC)GlobalLink to MoUAPNIC is a member of the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) and works closely with the ISC on deployment of F-Root mirror servers in the Asia Pacific region. APNIC is a participant in the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) Bind Forum, which supports
the development of BIND software. APNIC participates in the Sponsorship category, which gives access to software updates, patches, security bulletins, and other services.
Internet Society (ISOC)GlobalAPNIC is a Platinum member of the Internet Society. APNIC's contribution to ISOC is earmarked for support to the IETF RFC Editor function. Cooperation with ISOC also extends to policy and educational activities.
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)GlobalAPNIC is a Sector member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU-D) and continues to work closely with ITU in training and information exchange.
NetnodGlobalAPNIC works with Netnod on the deployment of I-Root servers in the Asia Pacific region.
Number Resource Organization (NRO)GlobalThe Number Resource Organization (NRO) is a partnership of the current RIRs, including AFRINIC, APNIC, ARIN, Lacnic, and the RIPE NCC, and was established to support cooperation on global technical and policy matters.
CloudflareGlobalLink to agreementAPNIC Labs is partnering with Cloudflare for a joint research project relating to the operation of the DNS. This project will provide APNIC Labs with unique opportunity to gain valuable insight into the query behaviour of the DNS in today’s Internet and will further existing DNS research activities.
The Cyber Policy Institute (CPI)GlobalLink to agreementAPNIC and CPI are committed to working together in complimentary activities wherever it is possible and appropriate, to enhance cooperation towards their individual and shared objectives.

Internet Service Provider Associations

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Asosiasi Penyelenggara Jasa Internet Indonesia (APJII)IDLink to MoUAPNIC has established an MoU with the Asosiasi Penyelenggara Jasa Internet Indonesia (APJII) to work together on promoting Internet development, meetings, training, and educational activities in Indonesia.
China Internet Service Provider (CNISP)CNLink to MoUAPNIC and CNNIC signed an MoU to cooperatively promote and educate on the transition to IPv6 and Resource Certification in China and the Asia Pacific. They also agreed to promote inter-organizational cooperation through staff exchange and training.
Internet Service Providers Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB)BDLink to MoUAPNIC has established an MoU with the Internet Service Providers Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB) to work together on promoting Internet development, meetings, training and educational activities in Bangladesh.
Internet Service Providers Association of India (ISPAI)INLink to MoUAPNIC has established an MoU with the Internet Service Providers Association of India (ISPAI) to work together on promoting Internet development, meetings, training, and educational activities in India.
Internet Service Providers Association of Pakistan (ISPAK)PKLink to MoUAPNIC has established an MoU with the Internet Service Providers Association of Pakistan (ISPAK) to work together on promoting Internet development, meetings, training, and educational activities in Pakistan.
Internet Service Providers Association of Nepal (ISPAN)NPLink to MoUAPNIC has established an MoU with the Internet Service Providers Association of Nepal (ISPAN) to work together on promoting Internet development, meetings, training, and educational activities in Nepal.
Licensed Internet Service Providers Association (LISPA)LKLink to MoUAPNIC has established an MoU with the Licensed Internet Service Providers Association (LISPA) to work together on promoting Internet development, meetings, training, and educational activities in Sri Lanka.

Internet Society and Chapters

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Internet Society (ISOC)APLink to MoUISIF established an agreement with ISOC to collaborate on the Seed Alliance for Internet Development and Digital Innovation. With the support of Internet Society, the Seed Alliance will provide grants managed by ISIF Asia for the Asia Pacific region.
Internet Society of Australia (ISOC-AU)AULink to MoUAPNIC and ISOC-AU have entered a MoU to work together to promote Internet infrastructure development, knowledge sharing, and training in Australia.
Internet Society Dhaka (Bangladesh) Chapter (ISOC-Dhaka)BDLink to MoUAPNIC and ISOC-Dhaka have entered a MoU to work together to promote Internet infrastructure development, knowledge sharing, and training in Bangladesh.
Internet Society Pakistan Islamabad Chapter (ISOC-IBD)PKLink to MoUAPNIC and ISOC-IBD have entered a MoU to work together to promote Internet infrastructure development, knowledge sharing, and training in Pakistan.
Internet Society Kolkata (India) Chapter (ISOC-Kolkata)INLink to MoUAPNIC and ISOC-Kolkata have entered a MoU to work together to promote Internet infrastructure development, knowledge sharing, and training in India.
Pacific Islands Chapter of Internet Society (PICISOC)PacificLink to MoUAPNIC has established an MoU with the Pacific Islands Chapter of Internet Society (PICISOC) on promoting Internet infrastructure development, knowledge sharing, and training in the Pacific Islands.

National Internet Registries

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China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC)CNLink to MoUAPNIC and CNNIC signed an MoU to cooperatively promote and educate on the transition to IPv6 and Resource Certification in China and the Asia Pacific. They also agreed to promote inter-organizational cooperation through staff exchange and training.
Indonesia Network Information Centre (IDNIC)IDLink to MoUAPNIC has established an MoU with the Indonesia Network Information Centre (IDNIC) to work together on promoting Internet development, meetings, training, and educational activities in Indonesiaa and the Asia Pacific region.
Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA)KRLink to MoUAPNIC has established an MoU with Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) to work together on promoting Internet development, meetings, training, and educational activities in Korea and the Asia Pacific region.
TWNIC Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC)TWLink to MoUAPNIC and TWNIC signed an MoU to cooperatively promote and educate transition to IPv6 and Resource certification in Taiwan and the Asia Pacific region. Also agreed to promote inter-organizational co-operation through staff exchange and training.
Vietnam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC)VNLink to MoUAPNIC and VNNIC have signed an MoU to work together on capacity building, infrastructure development, local and regional participation in Vietnam and the Asia Pacific region.

Network Operators Groups

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Australian Network Operators Group (AusNOG)AULink to MoUAPNIC has established an MoU with AusNOG to work together on meetings, training and educational activities in Australia.
Bangladesh Network Operators Group (bdNOG)BDLink to MoUAt bdNOG1 in Dhaka, APNIC and bdNOG signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) to strengthen the relationship between these organizations as they agreed to collectively work together, capacity building, share information, and facilitate the development
of the Internet in Bangladesh. APNIC helped establish bdNOG to provide a forum for network operators in Bangladesh over a mailing list and through conferences and other activities.
China Network Operators Group (CNNOG)CNLink to MoUAPNIC has established an MoU with the China Network Operators Group (CNNOG) to work together on promoting Internet development, meetings, training, and educational activities in China.
NZNOG New Zealand Network Operators Group (NZNOG)NZLink to MoUAPNIC has established an MoU with the New Zealand Network Operators Group (NZNOG) to work together on meetings, training, and educational activities in New Zealand.
Philippine Network Operators Group (PhNOG)NZLink to MoUAPNIC has established an MoU with the Philippine Network Operators Group (PhNOG) to work together on meetings, training, and educational activities in the Philippines.
South Asian Network Operators Group (SANOG)South AsiaLink to MoUAPNIC has established an MoU with the South Asian Network Operators Group (SANOG) to work together on meetings, training, and educational activities in the South Asian region.

Organizations in the Asia Pacific region

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Advanced Science and Technology Institute, PhilippinesPHLink to MoUAPNIC has established an MoU with ASTI to work together on meetings, training and educational activities in the Philippines.
Beijing Internet InstituteCNLink to MoUAPNIC has established an MoU with Beijing Internet Institute, organizer of the IPv6 Summit China to mutually cooperate in advancement and deployment of IPv6 in China and the Asia Pacific region.
China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT)CNLink to MoU (English)
Link to MoU (Chinese)
APNIC and CAICT agree to work collaboratively to enhance their coordination and cooperation with regards to activities in which they have a common interest like R&D, Capacity building, etc.
Dhaka UniversityBDLink to MoUAPNIC and Dhaka Univeristy signed an MoU upon the conclusion of a four-day training session covering the IRM tutorial and IPv6 workshop hosted in Dhaka to work together on promoting Internet development, training, and educational activities in Bangladesh.
Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri LankaLKLink to MoU APNIC has established an MoU with Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) to work together on capacity building, exchange of information and community activities in the Sri Lanka.
ITI PNG Centre for Advancement of Internet TechnologyPGLink to MoUAPNIC established an MoU with ICIT to share training materials and jointly organize trainings in PNG.
Internet SocietyAPLink to MoUAPNIC and ISOC APAC signed an MoU to undertake initiatives and activities to promote awareness of MANRS in the Asia Pacific region.
National Advanced IPv6 Centre of Excellence (NAv6)MYLink to MoUAPNIC has established an MoU with National Advanced IPv6 Centre of Excellence (NAv6) to work together on meetings, training and educational activities in Malaysia.
Pacific Islands Telecommunications AssociationPacificLink to MoUAPNIC has established an MoU with the Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA) to work together on resource management, education, training, and Internet infrastructure development activities in the Pacific region.
Singapore Network Information CentreSGLink to MoUAPNIC has established an MoU with Singapore Network Information Centre, to strengthen the friendship and cooperation between the two organizations, and develop cooperation in, and collaborate on, achieving shared goals in the common interest of both
Parties.
Sri Lanka Next GenerationLKLink to MoUAPNIC has established an MoU with Sri Lanka Next Generation (SLNG) to work together on meetings, training and educational activities in the Sri Lanka.
Secretariat for the Pacific CommunityPacificLink to MoUAPNIC and SPC signed an MoU to confirm mutual collaboration in the area of Internet related issues, particularly pertaining to IP addressing and IPv6 deployment.
Trans-Eurasia Information Network* Cooperation CenterAPLink to MoUAPNIC has established an MoU with the Trans-Eurasia Information Network*Coordination Center (TEIN*CC) in Seoul, South Korea, to promote international Internet infrastructure standards and IPv6 deployment in the AP region.
ZDNSCNLink to MoUAPNIC and ZDNS have signed an MoU to work together on RPKI related topics.

Regional Internet Registries

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African Network Information centre (AFRINIC)N/ALink to MoUAPNIC and AFRINIC have signed a Seed Alliance MoU to collaborate partnership between the FIRE and ISIF Asia Grants and Awards programs. Together these programs support innovation on Internet Development across the global south.
Latin America and Caribbean Network Information Centre (LACNIC)N/ALink to MoUAPNIC and LACNIC have signed a Seed Alliance MoU to collaborate partnership between the FRIDA and ISIF Asia Grants and Awards programs. Together these programs support innovation on Internet Development across the global south.
RIPE Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC)N/ALink to MoUAPNIC and the RIPE NCC have signed an MoU to formalize an already close working relationship. The MoU builds on the relationship among the two RIRs in some key areas where APNIC and the RIPE NCC collaborate and share resources. For example: K root-server
and Atlas Anchor deployments, etc.