Press Release

For Immediate Release
3 February 2009

Marissa Ramey

ARIN Holds Meeting in Barbados 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) Sector Meeting to be held 10-11 February 2009 at the Hilton Barbados in Bridgetown.

The Issues:

IP addresses are the unique numbers computers and other devices use to communicate over
the Internet. With less than 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:

Representatives from governments, Internet Service Providers, corporations, academia, and
civil society will come together for two days of meetings on technical and policy issues that will
help shape the future of the Internet.


10-11 February


Hilton Barbados
Needham’s Point
St. Michael, Bridgetown, Barbados


For more information on the event, including the agenda and featured speakers, visit
To attend the meeting or arrange an interview, email your name, title, affiliation, and phone
number to by 9 February.

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