Press Release

For Immediate Release
8 October 2008

Marissa Ramey

ARIN Holds Meetings to Discuss the
Future of Internet Number Resources

Chantilly, VA –Members of the media are invited to attend the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) Public Policy and Members Meeting from 15-17 October 2008 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California.

The Issues:
IP addresses are the unique numbers computers and other electronic devices use to identify themselves and pass information over the Internet. With only 15% of the prevalent IPv4 address space remaining, the global Internet community is taking urgent action to ensure continued access to essential network services by implementing a newer version of addressing called IPv6. Other topics at the meeting will include Internet governance activities, Internet number resource statistics, and other technical and policy issues.

The Conference:
About 200 representatives from Internet Service Providers, corporations, governments, academia, and civil society will attend ARIN XXII in Los Angeles for three days of meetings on technical and policy issues that will help shape the future of the Internet.

15-17 October 2008, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM daily

Millennium Biltmore Hotel
506 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

1. For more information on the event, including the agenda and featured speakers, visit

2. To attend the meeting or arrange an interview, email your name, title, affiliation, and phone number to by 13 October 2008.

About the American Registry for Internet Numbers

ARIN is the nonprofit corporation that manages the distribution of Internet number resources – IPv4, IPv6, and Autonomous System numbers – in its service region, which includes Canada, many Caribbean and North Atlantic islands, and the United States. More information on IPv6 adoption is available at and