[arin-announce] Be Heard! APNIC Community Consultation Next Week

Member Services info at arin.net
Wed Feb 24 10:53:54 EST 2010

Internet address management may be on the brink of change. The ITU 
(International Telecommunications Union) is studying the creation of an 
alternative International Internet Registry model to operate in parallel 
to the existing RIR model.

In collaboration with the NRO, APNIC is hosting a special session at 
APNIC 29 / APRICOT 2010 to give the global Internet community an 
opportunity to discuss the issues and ramifications of the alternative 
model proposed by the ITU.

APNIC invites all Members of the global Internet Community to 
participate at: IPv6 Address Management and ITU - Is an "additional 
parallel structure" required?

    Where:  APNIC 29, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    When:   14:00 - 15:30 (UTC +8), Wednesday, 3 March 2010

APNIC is an ITU-D sector Member and will attend the ITU IPv6 Working 
Group meeting in March that has been commissioned to study this issue in 
depth. APNIC will be reporting feedback from our Consultation to ensure 
community feedback is heard.

Topics of discussion

1. Where is the demand for this alternative system coming from? Would
   competition between IP address management systems bring any
   benefits to current and future Internet stakeholders?

2. Is it realistic to expect the policies of an alternative model
   as proposed by the ITU, to be consistent with RIR policies? Would
   the possibility of nationalized addressing systems lead to divergent
   policy systems? What would be the risks to the Internet of divergent
   policy environments?

3. If the ITU were to become an Internet registry, how would the ITU
   model affect the existing RIR model of open, bottom-up, and
   consensus-driven policy-making?

More detailed information is available on:


How can you participate?


APNIC 29, Conference Hall 2, Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Kuala 
Lumpur, Malaysia.


Remote participants can watch via webcasting and can ask questions and
make comments for the record via Jabber Chat. These tools can be
adjusted to accommodate low bandwidth.


APNIC is accepting written submissions. Please post your submission,
identifying your name and affiliation and your comments on any or all of
three discussion topics as well as general comments to:

ipv6 at apnic.net

More Information

For more information on remote participation, visit:


For more information on the APNIC 29 program, visit:


For further assistance, contact:

helpdesk at apnic.net

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