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The APRICOT (Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies) is a prestigious regional event of the ICT industry, which began in 1996. 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.

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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.

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APAN (Asia-Pacific Advanced Network) is a non-profit international consortium established on 3 June 1997. APAN is designed to be a high-performance network for research and development on advanced next generation applications and services. APAN provides an advanced networking environment for the research and education community in the Asia-Pacific region, and promotes global collaboration.

Its objectives are to coordinate and promote network technology developments and advances in network-based applications and services, to coordinate the development of an advanced networking environment for research and education communities in the Asia-Pacific region and to encourage and promote global cooperation to help achieve the above.

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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. These resources 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.

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