_______________________________________________________________________ Leading Global Internet Groups make Significant Announcement about the Status of the IPv4 Address Pool _______________________________________________________________________ APNIC invites the Internet Community to be a part of an important milestone in the history of the Internet. 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, 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 and presentation 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) Rod Beckstrom, ICANN President and CEO Raul Echeberria, NRO Chair Lynn St. Amour, ISOC President and CEO Olaf Kolkman, IAB Chair Watch remotely -------------- Off-site community members can participate, via live web streaming at: http://www.nro.net/news/icann-nro-live-stream Spread the Word ---------------- Carry the message back to your colleagues. Use the #IPv4 in your tweets. _______________________________________________________________________ APNIC Secretariat secretariat at apnic dot net Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) Tel: +61 7 3858 3100 PO Box 3646 South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia Fax: +61 7 3858 3199 6 Cordelia Street, South Brisbane, QLD http://www.apnic.net _______________________________________________________________________ * Sent by email to save paper. Print only if necessary.