[arin-announce] ARIN Joins the ITU

Member Services info at arin.net
Mon May 24 13:01:14 EDT 2010

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is a specialized agency 
of the United Nations that focuses on information and communication 
technology issues. ARIN is primarily interested in two of the ITU's 
three Sectors: ITU-T, which develops standards focused on information 
and communications technologies, and ITU-D, which helps spread 
equitable, sustainable, and affordable access to information and 
communication technologies in developing countries.

ARIN has joined the ITU to assist on matters related to the Internet, 
particularly issues pertaining to IP addressing. By providing 
experienced technical expertise in this field to the ITU, ARIN furthers 
its educational mission and offers valuable insight into the success 
that the Internet has achieved through community-based address policy 

Many ITU activities are closed to nonmembers, so it is imperative that 
ARIN become an accredited member in order to fully participate and 
provide much-needed technical guidance on address management issues 
facing the ITU, the ARIN community, and the world at large.

This is a chance to work with the ITU to educate its community on the 
nature of Internet address and routing architecture and to represent the 
interests of the ARIN community on a global scale. ARIN's ITU membership 
will not affect ARIN's own policy development process, nor will it 
affect how ARIN interacts with its own membership.

Please e-mail info at arin.net with any questions or concerns.


John Curran
President and CEO
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

More information about the ARIN-announce mailing list