The 16th APIRA  International Conference

The 16th APIRA  International Conference

The Formation of Virtual Society:

Explore the Opportunities and Challenges in Digital Era

With the formation of virtual society, global online environment is facing rapid changes and challenges with many emerging Internet applications. These applications have vital impact on global business, culture, and society where we live. Meanwhile, the 5G, AI and IoTs will lead us to the coming era of connectivity which is also the focus for APIRA to address further on its impact and influence. APIRA members are to gather in Taipei this December for the annual conference, to compare each other’s Internet survey statistics and discuss the three major aspects: society, economy, and culture.

The conference serves as an open platform for participants to exchange ideas, foster a better understanding on regional developments and strengthen connections among Internet communities.

  • Date: Dec. 19 – 20, 2019 (Thursday and Friday)
  • Location: Hilton Taipei Sinban
  • Address: No. 88, Minquan Road, Banqiao District, New Taipei City, 220, Taiwan

Announcement of Adding ASCII Domain Registration under .台灣(.xn--kpry57d)

Subject: Announcement of Adding ASCII Domain Registration under .台灣(.xn--kpry57d)


1. In accordance with the resolutions of the 109th TWNIC Domain Name Committee Meeting on May 24th, 2019

2. Grandfathering Period: from 14:00, January 7th, 2020 (Taipei Time) to 23:59, February 10th, 2020 (Taipei Time)

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Announcement of Adding Thai IDN Registration in Generic Domain Names

Taiwan Network Information Center
Announcement of Adding Thai IDN Registration in Generic Domain Names

Announced on 5/17/2019

A. Registration Detail:

1.Structure of Thai Domain Name

Example: สวัสดีครับ.tw

Top Level: tw

2nd Level: สวัสดีครับ

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ICANN APAC-TWNIC Engagement Forum


The ICANN APAC-TWNIC Engagement Forum is a joint effort of the two Internet organizations to bring the stakeholders of the Internet together with the local and international communities to share and discuss the latest topics on Internet policies, domain name, IP address allocation, and cybersecurity. It is the best chance to meet, discuss and share your opinions on the latest issues and know the stakeholders in Taiwan.

It is also our goal to establish a platform for the communities to ignite the discussions from a variety of aspects of stakeholders and to keep pace with dynamic technologies and rapid innovation. With our goal “One World. One Internet.”, facilitating we work together, discuss together, connect together under the global community as One.

We need you to participate and voice out for the One Internet!

The event date is April 16th to 17th, 2019, and website is located at https://

Call for papers

The 15th APIRA International Conference and the 3rd Big Data Forum will be held in Macao, from November 4 to 6, 2018.

It is focused on exploring the internet development and trend in the Asia-Pacific region and brings the industrial leaders, policy makers, professionals and scholars together to share and discuss their research and professional results and viewpoints.

The themes include:

  1. Big data
  2. Smart city
  3. Internet statistics


Call for papers & presentations: September 10, 2018 – October 15, 2018

Arrival: November 4, 2018 (Sunday)

Forum & Conference: November 5, 2018 (Monday)

Departure: November 6, 2018 (Tuesday)

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