NRO issues press release on upcoming G8 Meeting

Posted: Mon, 23 May 2011

On 23 May 2011, the Number Resource Organization (NRO), comprised of the world's five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), issued a press release in advance of the upcoming meeting of the G8 governments in Paris, stating that it welcomes the opportunity to provide input to discussions on Internet-related issues.

NRO Chair, Raúl Echeberría, commented, “With the exhaustion of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority's (IANA) pool of available IPv4 addresses in February 2011, it is now more vital than ever that the G8 governments and all other stakeholders prioritize the deployment of IPv6 to ensure the continued growth and development of the Internet. To increase industry awareness, governments should insist that all Internet-related products and services that they purchase, including hardware, software, connectivity, consulting and training services, are IPv6 ready.”

The full text of the press release is available at:


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