Leading Global Internet Groups make Significant Announcement about the Status of the IPv4 Address Pool

The NRO, ICANN, ISOC, and IAB will hold a press conference to make a significant announcement and to discuss the global transition to the next generation of Internet addresses.

Much has been written in the international media over the last few weeks about the dwindling pool of Internet addresses using the original Internet protocol, called IPv4 (Internet Protocol version 4). This week, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) allocated two /8 address blocks to the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC).

As such, the Number Resource Organization (NRO), along with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the Internet Society (ISOC), and the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) will be holding a press conference to make a significant announcement and to discuss the global transition to the next generation of Internet addresses.


Thursday, 3 February 2011 at 09:30 (UTC -5)


InterContinental Hotel and Resort - Miami
Concourse II
100 Chopin Plaza
Miami, Florida 33131


APNIC invites press in the region to take part in this global event.

APNIC will be issuing a regional level press release to complement the information from this media conference. Both the NRO and APNIC press releases will be available from the APNIC Press page.

Off site journalists can participate, via live web streaming.

Journalists may also participate via toll free telephone numbers. In the US, dial 1 800-218-5164.


About the NRO

The Number Resource Organization (NRO) is the coordinating mechanism for the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs). The RIRs - AfriNIC, APNIC, ARIN, LACNIC, and the RIPE NCC - ensure the fair and equitable distribution of the Internet number resources (IPv6 and IPv4 addresses and Autonomous System (AS) numbers) in their respective regions. The NRO exists to protect the unallocated Internet number resource pool, foster open and consensus-based policy development, and provide a single point of contact for communication with the RIRs.

Learn more about the NRO

Press Contact information:

Number Resource Organization
Email: media@nro.net

Lucie Smith
Tel: 020 8752 3200
Email: ripencc@racepointgroup.com


APNIC is an open, membership-based, not-for-profit organization. It is one of the 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.