APNIC (Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, pronounced A-P-NIC) is an open, member-based, not-for-profit organization, whose primary role is to distribute and manage Internet number resources (IP addresses and AS numbers) in the Asia Pacific region’s 56 economies. These number resources are the building blocks for the Internet to operate and grow.
As part of this service, APNIC is responsible for maintaining the public APNIC Whois Database and managing reverse DNS zone delegations.
APNIC also provides forums for Internet policy development, that are bottom-up and open to everyone.
Furthermore, APNIC helps build essential technical skills across the region, supports Internet infrastructure development, produces insightful research, and is an active participant in the multistakeholder model of Internet cooperation and governance.
APNIC performs these activities as part of its commitment to a global, open, stable and secure Internet that serves the entire Asia Pacific region.