[arin-announce] Internet Society, Number Resource Organization, and Regional Internet Registries Reinforce Importance of IPv6 Deployment for the Future of the Internet

ARIN info at arin.net
Wed Jun 6 07:36:39 EDT 2012

6 June 2012 -- Thousands of companies and millions of websites around 
the world are permanently deploying the next generation Internet 
Protocol, IPv6, ensuring the Internet remains open and accessible for 
the future. World IPv6 Launch, organized by the Internet Society, begins 
today and is supported by the Number Resource Organization (NRO) and the 
Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) who have long played a vital role in 
raising awareness about supporting the global deployment of IPv6.

Many parts of the world are increasing broadband penetration, more smart 
phones and network-ready devices are entering the market, and the sheer 
number of Internet users is steadily increasing -- all of which raises 
IP address consumption. With IPv4 becoming scarce, the need for IPv6 
deployment grows daily.

"World IPv6 Launch is a permanent step forward to ensure the Internet 
can connect all the people in the world, for many years to come," said 
Leslie Daigle, Chief Internet Technology Officer for the Internet 
Society. "The Internet Society, NRO, and RIRs are strong advocates for 
the importance of IPv6 and its impact on the Internet's future growth."

John Curran, Chairman of the NRO stated, "As the world moves to IPv6 in 
order to maintain the truly ubiquitous Internet, the Regional Internet 
Registries and their membership, which includes Internet Service 
Providers, Telecommunications companies, and other organizations around 
the globe, are focused on deployment of IPv6. To those who see the World 
IPv6 Launch as your opportunity to get 'IPv6-enabled', regardless of 
what industry you are in, please take this opportunity to see what 
educational resources are available to you through your local Regional 
Internet Registry."

The NRO represents the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), which 
are collectively part of the proven and successful multistakeholder 
approach to managing global Internet resources, such as IP addresses. As 
members of the Internet technical community, the RIRs play a key role in 
raising awareness and preparing the Internet's technical infrastructure 
for large-scale IPv6 deployment.

The RIRs work closely with their communities to educate, promote, and 
share information relating to IPv6. To learn more about ongoing efforts 
in each RIR region, visit the following websites:

AFRINIC's IPv6 Virtual Lab: www.afrinic.net/projects/cvl.htm 
<http://www.afrinic.net/projects/cvl.htm>; IPv6 Resource Center: 

APNIC's IPv6 Program: www.apnic.net/ipv6

ARIN's IPv6 Wiki: www.getipv6.info

LACNIC's IPv6 Information Center: portalipv6.lacnic.net/en

RIPE NCC's IPv6 Act Now: www.ipv6actnow.org

*About the Internet Society*

The Internet Society is the trusted independent source for Internet 
information and thought leadership from around the world. With its 
principled vision and substantial technological foundation, the Internet 
Society promotes open dialogue on Internet policy, technology, and 
future development among users, companies, governments, and other 
organizations. Working with its members and Chapters around the world, 
the Internet Society enables the continued evolution and growth of the 
Internet for everyone. For more information, visit 
www.internetsociety.org <http://www.internetsociety.org>.

*About the Number Resource Organization (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 Internet number resources (IPv6, 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 at 
www.nro.net <http://www.nro.net>.


Internet Society

Email: media at isoc.org <mailto:media at isoc.org>

Number Resource Organization

Email: media at nro.net

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