APRICOT (Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies) is a prestigious regional ICT event, which began in 1996. Since then, APRICOT has provided a unique and successful educational forum for Internet builders in the region to learn from their peers and other leaders in the Internet community from around the world.
APRICOT has now clearly established itself as the Asia Pacific’s premier regional Internet Summit where related organizations come together to meet and host their annual general meetings, including APNIC (Asia Pacific Network Information Centre), APIA (Asia Pacific Internet Association), APTLD (Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Forum), APCAUCE (Asia Pacific Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email), and APstar.
Held annually, the ten-day long summit consists of seminars, workshops, tutorials, conference sessions, birds-of-a-feather (BOFs), and other forums all with the goal of spreading and sharing the knowledge required to operate the Internet within the Asia Pacific region.
For more details on APRICOT, please visit www.apricot.net
APIA (Asia & Pacific Internet Association), established in 1997, is a non-profit trade association that promotes the business interests of the Internet-related service industry in the Asia Pacific region. Its mission is to ensure the future and stability of APRICOT, build human resource infrastructure for the Internet and foster the efficient, stable, and sustainable development of the Internet in the Asia Pacific region.
APIA continues to play a key role in educating and training Internet operators in the Asia Pacific region and achieves these goals by providing and promoting educational opportunities by hosting, endorsing,or co-organizing conferences, seminars, forums, workshops, and other training events.
For more details on APIA, please visit www.apia.org
APNIC (Asia Pacific Network Information Centre) is an open, membership-based, not-for-profit organization. It is one of five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) charged with ensuring the fair distribution and responsible management of IP addresses and related resources which are required for the stable and reliable operation of the global Internet. As part of this service, the APNIC Secretariat is responsible for maintaining the public APNIC WHOIS Database and managing reverse DNS zone delegations.
APNIC is also actively involved in the development of Internet infrastructure throughout the region. This includes providing training and education services, supporting technical activities such as root server deployments, and collaborating with other regional and international organizations.
For more details on APNIC, please visit www.apnic.net
SGNIC (Singapore Network Information Centre) is the appointed national registry responsible for authorizing and regulating the registration, administration and management of .SG domain names. Originally formed in October 1995, SGNIC remains committed to providing Internet registry and information services in an efficient, effective and reliable manner to enhance the security, stability and resiliency of the Internet Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure in Singapore and to foster the integrity and growth of .SG domain names.
SGNIC strives to implement relevant emerging technologies and services in the area of DNS and to develop the policy and technical frameworks necessary for their implementation. It also aims to raise the technical competency of the Internet community in supporting DNS through organizing workshops and forums on best practices and technical knowledge of the DNS.
For more information, please visit www.sgnic.sg