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ICANN's Asia Pacific Office Turns Five

29 August 2018


The Asia Pacific (APAC) office is marking an important milestone as we celebrate our fifth anniversary. The regional office, walking hand in hand with you, our APAC community, have come a long way in five years.

In our fifth anniversary report, we've put together key milestones of our journey. Looking back, we have formed many partnerships with our community. ICANN Readouts and APAC Space have since become established platforms to help our community network and stay up-to-date on current issues that facilitate participation in ICANN. Today, our APAC community has a clear presence within ICANN. In this year's report, we also profile those that have taken on leadership positions in the past year. We want to thank you for your passion and hard work.

Looking ahead, we aim to take on a more data-driven approach to continue to improve and address any gaps. In case you missed it, check out Joyce's recent blog, highlighting feedback we have collected from our APAC Space Survey, and where we will work to improve APAC Space.  

We will continue to focus on contributing to the security, stability, and resiliency of the Internet. To date, we have trained over 3,000 community members to strengthen their DNS operations and to adopt DNSSEC. This will continue to be a key pillar of our work, and Champika will soon share a blog on this.

Another key pillar of our regional office is to develop operational excellence, and the ICANN APAC team is becoming even more cohesive. Amongst others, we have strengthened our cross-functional support to the Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) Programs team. Our support as a regional team to the community has helped them make significant progress, such as by the Neo-Brahmi Generation Panel and the recent formation of the Myanmar Generation Panel. On a similar note, we have also stepped up efforts to support and partner the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) to facilitate more engagement and awareness around Universal Acceptance. IDNs and Universal Acceptance are important topics for our diverse region and will continue to be key areas of our engagement work.

Please join us in celebrating our regional office's fifth anniversary. Look out for our posts on social media using the hashtag #APAC5. We look forward to creating more milestones with you!


Jia-Rong Low

Jia-Rong Low

VP, Stakeholder Engagement & Managing Director - Asia Pacific