Press Release

For Immediate Release
14 April 2010

Marissa Ramey

ARIN to Discuss Key IPv6 Proposals at 25th Public Policy and Members Meeting


Chantilly, VA – The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), a nonprofit association that manages the distribution of Internet number resources, announced today that its 25th public policy meeting, ARIN XXV, will be held April 18-21, 2010, at the InterContinental Toronto Centre in Toronto, Ontario. The meeting provides the Internet community a chance to discuss IPv6 policy, IP addressing trends, and the challenges of IPv6 adoption.

"The Internet has become an irreplaceable part of how consumers and businesses communicate," said John Curran, president and CEO of ARIN. "With less than 8% of IPv4 addresses still available, our mission is to consider any policy changes necessary for this transition to occur smoothly, and to continue discussions about this important issue.  ARIN XXV will include important discussions on draft address allocation policy proposals, including several proposed changes that may affect IPv6 adoption."

ARIN's Public Policy Meetings are an integral part of the Internet number resource policy development process, bringing together industry professionals, government representatives, and Internet community leaders. Participants engage in policy discussions, attend tutorials and workshops, discuss operational and financial matters, and network with colleagues. In addition, the conference features a number of informative pre-meeting sessions including "Hosting Providers & ARIN," an opportunity to discuss how web hosting-related Internet number resource policies meet the needs of the hosting community. 

ARIN will also offer a webcast, live transcript, and Jabber chat options for remote participants, where they can submit comments and questions during the event.

During the meeting, ARIN members will discuss a number of draft policies and proposals. Some of the topics up for discussion by the Internet community are:

  • Simplifying IPv6 allocation criteria
  • Providing smaller blocks of IPv4 address space
  • Handling IPv4 requests once address space becomes limited
  • Changing the requirements for what information must be recorded in ARIN’s WHOIS database

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