India will host the biannual conference of APNIC, one of the five Regional Internet Registries in the world, in August.
APNIC, or Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, is a not-for-profit, membership-based organisation, responsible for distributing and registering Internet address resources throughout the Asia Pacific region. It works closely with the Internet community to help ensure responsible management of Internet address resources and reliable operation of the internet.
The ISP Association of India (ISPAI), bid successfully to hold APNIC simultaneously with South Asia Network Operators Group (SANOG) last year-end and was offered the show early this month. SANOG provides a regional forum to discuss operational issues and technologies of interest to data and network operators in South Asia.
Its main objective is educational, but at the same time it gives vendors a chance to talk to engineers about newer technology and products. Amitabh Singhal, director general of ISPA, said, “While SANOG has been organised twice earlier in India, APNIC meeting has never been held here.”
The APNIC regional registry represents the Asia Pacific region, comprising 56 economies, and is responsible for Internet Protocol (IP) address space (both IPv4 and IPv6), Autonomous System (AS) numbers, and “in-addr.arpa” domain delegations. APNIC also provides a number of other services to members, including training, education and regional networking activities.
The 10-day event begins on August 29 and has an extensive programme with workshops and tutorials. In addition there will be sessions on policy discussions related to IP address allocations.