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InternetNZ to host APNIC meeting

Media Release - September 10, 2007 - InternetNZ (The Internet Society of New Zealand Inc) has won the right to host a meeting of APNIC (the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre) next August.

APNIC is the Regional Internet Registry for the Asia Pacific region,
representing 56 economies. It is responsible for allocating Asia Pacific IP
addresses, AS (Autonomous System) numbers, and “” domain
The meeting will be held at the Christchurch Convention Centre from August 26
- 29, 2008 and will include a range of technical presentations, tutorials and
special interest workshops, finishing with APNIC’s annual member meeting.

InternetNZ Councillor Jonny Martin was instrumental in securing InternetNZ’s
winning bid to host the event. He says it will be the first time an APNIC
meeting has been held in New Zealand, and is expecting keen levels of interest.

“APNIC meetings focus mainly on policy development issues and information
sharing. It’s likely there will be some interesting address allocation issues
discussed, such as the finite number of IPv4 resources we have left.”
InternetNZ Executive Director Keith Davidson is delighted with InternetNZ’s
winning bid. “APNIC members range from the tiniest of Pacific Islands to large,
populous countries like China and Indonesia so the meeting will be a golden
opportunity for New Zealand’s Internet community to network with their global
counterparts,” he says.
August 2008 will also see APAN (the Asia Pacific Advanced Network
organisation) meet in Queenstown.
Hosted by REANNZ (Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand), the
bi-annual APAN meeting is being held from August 4 - 8, 2008 and will showcase a
range of advanced network applications.
For more information contact:Keith DavidsonExecutive
DirectorInternetNZ021 377

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