APNIC 30: IP Addressing Conference Visits Australia
Hi NZNOG Community,
Business to get easier access to IPv6 addresses
[Brisbane, Australia Friday, 20 August 2010] The regional conference
discussing Internet policy and implementation issues in the region will
be held at the Gold Coast Marriott, from 24 to 27 August 2010.
"Telstra is proud to support this year, APNIC 30 conference,
particularly as it is being held in Australia again," said Mike Wright,
Executive Director, Networks and Access Technology.
"APNIC 30 is an opportunity for our industry to come together to
discuss the important issues we face such as IPv6 transition and best
practice Internet resource management. As Australia‚ leading
telecommunications provider, Telstra is pleased to provide connectivity
services for this event that will allow conference attendees and those
participating from overseas to actively join in these important
discussions," Mr Wright said.
Less Than a Year to IPv4 Exhaustion
It is now less than a year before the Internet industry expects IANA
(Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) to distribute the last of the
available Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) address space.
The Asia Pacific region is gathering for a "Community Consultation" to
discuss the finer points of how the last of these addresses should be
managed, and what can be done to accelerate the adoption of the new
addressing protocol, IPv6.
The transition to IPv6 will significantly affect businesses across the
Asia Pacific. The region's network operators and service providers are
preparing for the deployment.
"As a provider of more than 90% of the IPv6 connectivity into
Australia, Vocus is delighted to be the Diamond and IPv6 Connectivity
Sponsor for APNIC 30 on the Gold Coast this year. We see this as a
real opportunity to engage with the APNIC community and develop new
strategies and policies that will help strengthen the entire industry,"
said James Spenceley, Vocus CEO, who recently started trading on the
ASX under Stock Code VOC.
Policies Promote IPv6 Adoption
Following policy adjustments earlier this year, the Asia Pacific
Network Information Centre (APNIC) has recorded a significant increase
in the number of organizations requesting IPv6 addresses. Acquiring
address space is seen as a key first step to a business IPv6 Deployment
"Vocus continues its support for APNIC as we see its critical
importance to the development of community policy. As a wholesale
provider, we believe it is important to give back to the industry that
supports us," said Spenceley.
With more than 300 separate IPv6 allocations already made across the
region since February, a new program to be launched at APNIC 30 will
make obtaining IPv6 addresses fast and easy for end-user organizations
such as corporates and government departments.
World Class Training
The event also includes a substantial Training and Professional
Development program targeted at local and regional networking
engineers. Popular seminar topics include DNS Security (DNSSEC),
Resource Certification, and Network Security.
In addition to the policy discussions and training, other sessions will
cover network engineering operational issues in the Asia Pacific
Operators forum (APOPS).
As the last of the IPv4 address space is distributed, resource holders
could face increased routability and reachability problems with these
"bottom of the barrel" address blocks. APNIC will report on what steps
are being taken to identify those worst-affected addresses and what is
being done to help ensure distributed address blocks are freely usable.
Network operators need to be aware of activities in the Internet
numeric resource space and that they have their say on policy decisions
that could directly affect their business, explained APNIC Director
General, Paul Wilson.
APNIC 30 will take place on the Gold Coast, but the event will be
broadcast globally. See http://meetings.apnic.net/30/remote
information about these sessions.
"Participation is the most important factor in effective Internet
governance, so we want to ensure that everyone is able to participate
in this event. The sponsorship of Telstra and Vocus is allowing us to
deliver a high quality remote participation program to all interested
participants throughout the region," Mr Wilson said.
APNIC 30 is the first of two upcoming local industry events. The
Australian Network Operators Group (AUSNOG) will also meet on 16-17
September at the Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney.
APNIC is currently confirming speakers‚Äô availability for phone or
in-person interviews. A list of speakers for each session is available
For more information on APNIC:
Louise Flynn, Marketing & Public Relations Manager
Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC)
Phone + 61 7 3858 3148
Mobile + 61 414 404950 (24 hours)
Biographies and high res photos are available on request.