Plenary 4 – Critical Internet Resources: IPv4/IPv6

Date: 20 July 2012 (Friday)

Time: 09:30 – 11:00

Venue: Room 17610, 6th Floor, Building No.17, Aoyama Campus, Aoyama Gakuin University

In February 2011, the IANA officially announced the exhaustion of its IPv4 addresses pool. This meant there was no more IPv4 space available in the global free pool for the Regional Internet Registries to distribute to their members. Two months later, in April 2011, APNIC announced the implementation of its last /8 policy. This APNIC policy triggered a period of tight management of IPv4 resources, allowing only small space allocations to Asia Pacific operators. The objective of this policy is to guarantee future availability of (small) IPv4 blocks for newcomers and to facilitate a smooth transition to IPv6.

IPv6 adoption is of central importance. The availability of more information and education about IPv6 is key to enhance the potential for its deployment in developing regions. There are questions, as well, about the evolution of IPv4 address markets and the involvement of governments in support IPv6 deployment.

The aim of this workshop is to discuss:

-  How IPv4 exhaustion is affecting Asia Pacific users.

- Some ways in which IPv6 is successfully being deployed in networks around the world.

- How governments are working with other stakeholders to promote IPv6 adoption.

- The latest status of IPv6 deployment in the region and the main barriers identified so far.


ModeratorProf. Ang PengHwaDirector of Singapore internet Research Centre (SiRC)

Panelists -

  • Mr. Haruka Saito, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Telecommunications Bureau, Director, Computer Communications Division, Japan
  • Mr. Erik Kline, Google, Japan
  • Mr. Geoff HustonChief Scientist, Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), Australia
  • Mr. Kuo Wei WU, Board of Directors, ICANN, Taiwan



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