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About the APRICOT 2014 organizers

APRICOT 2014 in Petaling Jaya marks another exciting year for the development of the Internet and related technologies in the Asia Pacific. Join us, with regional and global industry leaders, to support the future of the Internet in the Asia Pacific region. Please read the FAQ for more information about APRICOT 2014.


APRICOT (Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies) is a prestigious regional Internet event, which has run annually since 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), and APstar.

Held annually, the ten-day 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.


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.


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.