December 22, 2007 is ARIN's 10th Anniversary! [Archived]
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Posted: Friday, 21 December 2007
Over the last decade ARIN has endeavored to fulfill its mission:
“Applying the principles of stewardship, ARIN, a nonprofit corporation, allocates Internet Protocol resources; develops consensus-based policies; and facilitates the advancement of the Internet through information and educational outreach.”
Our achievements are numerous. As an organization we have:
- Issued 18,500 ASNs
- Registered 300 million IPv4 addresses
- Processed 7.5 billion WHOIS queries
- Registered 2.63038 X 1031 IPv6 addresses
And as a community we have:
- Made 9,250 posts to the Public Policy Mailing List
- Discussed 95 Public Policy Submissions
- Held 20 Member Meetings and 17 Public Policy meetings
Every day, as an organization and a community, we build on the foundations laid by John Postel and the efforts of so many others. The result is not only a system to delegate Internet number resources, but a bottom-up, open, and transparent framework for number resource policy. All of this is accomplished under the governance of an executive board elected by ARIN members with the support of a dedicated professional staff, an elected Advisory Council, and an involved community.
ARIN is moving forward into its second decade with a continued commitment to service, and the principles the Internet was founded on: openness, transparency, and community self-governance.
Raymond A. Plzak
President and CEO
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)