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22 February – 4 March 2021
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Thank you to the attendees, sponsors, and everyone who contributed to APRICOT 2021. The preliminary event participation statistics are:

Conference Statistics

Total number of registered remote attendees 633*
Economies represented 93
#apricot2021 tweets 266 tweets from 116 users

* Unique registered attendees using Zoom .

APNIC EC Election

Four positions were open for election at APNIC 51. The nominations (in the order they were received) were:

Congratulations to Gaurab Raj Upadhaya, Kenny Huang, and Yoshinobu Matsuzaki on their re-election to the APNIC EC, and to Feng Leng on his election to the APNIC EC for the first time. They will each serve a two-year term of office.

The election results are available below:

Feng Leng 2,612 votes
Yoshinobu Matsuzaki 2,605 votes
Gaurab Raj Upadhaya 2,567 votes
Kenny Huang 1,759 votes
Md Shuzanur Rahman 755 votes
Rob Thomas 202 votes
Dewang Goyal 195 votes

APNIC sincerely thanks departing EC member, Yuedong Zhang, for his service to the APNIC community.

Cooperation SIG

The Cooperation SIG is a forum for discussion about broader Internet issues such as public policy and Internet governance with a focus on information sharing, outreach, capacity building, and other activities that will advance APNIC’s vision for a global, open, stable, and secure Internet. The theme of this SIG was on the 'Role of Network Operators during the COVID-19 pandemic'.

The SIG had the following presentations:


The NIR SIG shares information relating to the operations, policies, and procedures of National Internet Registries (NIRs) with the aim of promoting close cooperation among the NIRs and with the APNIC Secretariat.

The NIR SIG had presentations from the following NIRs:

Routing Security SIG

The Routing Security SIG provides a platform to discuss operational issues and best practices to secure global Internet routing. It also provides advice, support and technical review of policy proposals concerning routing security to advise the APNIC Community.

Presentations included:

  • APNIC RPKI Report (George Michaelson)
There was also a panel discussion on RPKI and transparency, with topics including certificate validity, impacts to the CA model, Certificate Practice Statements and reporting processes.

Open Policy Meeting

The APNIC Open Policy Meeting is an open forum to develop policies and procedures that relate to the management and use of Internet address resources by APNIC, NIRs, and ISPs within the Asia Pacific region.

The following policy proposal reached consensus in the Policy SIG and AGM:

  • prop-133: Clarification on Sub-Assignments

The following policy proposal was discussed in the Policy SIG but did not reach consensus and was abandoned:

  • prop-130: Modification of transfer policies

In addition to the proposals, there were the following presentations during the Policy SIG:

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