Event Wrap: VNNIC IP Members Meeting 2016

By on 1 Aug 2016

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The Vietnam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC) recently held their annual IP Members Meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam on Friday, 22 July.

VNNIC is the National Internet Registry in Vietnam that manages several aspects of Internet operations, including the allocation of IP addresses and AS numbers.

APNIC’s Paul Wilson and Sheryl Hermoso were among 260 people who attended and participated in the meeting, which included updates on VNNIC activities, member reports on IPv4 transfer and IPv6 deployment experiences, and a Q&A session about current issues.

APNIC activities:

  • Paul presented an update on APNIC activities.
  • Paul and Sheryl participated in an extended Q&A session with VNNIC staff and members on topics including IPv4 transfers, brokers and pricing, mergers and acquisitions, IPv6 transition, IoT, and DNSSEC.
  • Paul was interviewed by Vietnamese national television about the need for IPv6 in Vietnam.
  • Before the meeting, Sheryl joined Champika Wijayatunga from ICANN to deliver a DNSSEC workshop, hosted by VNNIC. Around 28 people attended the three-day workshop (19-21 July) including representatives from member registries, local ISPs and VNCERT.
  • Paul also visited the VNNIC offices and met with the senior team to discuss preparations for APRICOT 2017 in Ho Chi Minh City, the APNIC Foundation, the current APNIC Survey, and training requirements in Vietnam.

When asked about the meeting Paul said, “This was a really impressive event, a great example of an NIR Open Policy Meeting. The content was detailed and relevant, with presentations given by VNNIC members as well as staff, and very active community discussion at times. The meeting was held in Vietnamese, but an excellent interpreter was provided to me, and he made the whole proceeding absolutely clear. I sincerely congratulate and thank the VNNIC team for organizing such a valuable event.”


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