[arin-announce] ARIN Celebrates 8 Years in Service

Member Services memsvcs at arin.net
Thu Dec 22 08:32:29 EST 2005

Today, ARIN marks its eighth year of service to the Internet
community. ARIN was established in 1997 to provide Internet number 
resource registration services to North America, South America, and 
subequatorial Africa. Over these past eight years the Internet has 
changed greatly and so has ARIN. Our service region now encompasses 
Canada, the United States, and several islands in the Caribbean Sea and 
North Atlantic Ocean, the result of the successful establishment of 
LACNIC and AfriNIC, an effort in which ARIN played a significant
role. While the service region has diminished in size, the quality of 
service has continuously improved.  The mission of ARIN remains the same:

Mission Statement:
Applying the principles of stewardship, ARIN, a nonprofit corporation, 
allocates Internet Protocol resources; develops consensus-based 
policies; and facilitates the advancement of the Internet through 
information and educational outreach.

The success of ARIN has been and continues to be a result of the 
commitment of many extraordinary individuals and organizations. Whether 
involved in the very establishment of ARIN as an RIR or just now getting 
an initial IPv6 allocation, the stakeholders in our region are a driving 
force in areas of policy, operations, and Internet research. On behalf 
of ARIN and its staff, I'd like to thank all those who have contributed 
to ARIN's success over the years and invite everyone to be involved in 
our exciting future.


Raymond A. Plzak
President and CEO
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

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