Bye Bye, V4

- - sectorx4 at
Tue Feb 1 07:15:20 CET 2011

You mean like this? :)

Leading Global Internet Groups make Significant Announcement about the
Status of the IPv4 Address Pool

APNIC invites the Internet Community to be a part of an important
milestone in the history of the Internet.

Much has been written in the international media over the last few
weeks about the dwindling pool of Internet addresses using the original
Internet protocol, called IPv4 (Internet Protocol version 4). This
week, IANA allocated two /8 address blocks to the Asia Pacific Network
Information Centre (APNIC).

As such, the Number Resource Organization (NRO), along with the
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the
Internet Society (ISOC), and the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) will
be holding a press conference and presentation to make a significant
announcement and to discuss the global transition to the next
generation of Internet addresses.

   Thursday, 3 February 2011, at 09:30 (UTC -5)

   Rod Beckstrom, ICANN President and CEO
   Raul Echeberria, NRO Chair
   Lynn St. Amour, ISOC President and CEO
   Olaf Kolkman, IAB Chair

Watch remotely

Off-site community members can participate, via live web streaming at:

Spread the Word

Carry the message back to your colleagues. Use the #IPv4 in your


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PO Box 3646 South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia    Fax: +61 7 3858 3199
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On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 4:42 PM, Ted Mittelstaedt <tedm at> wrote:

> On 1/31/2011 9:16 PM, Garry Glendown wrote:
>> Well, looks like we've made it - APNIC got #7 and #6, so we're starting
>> the endgame now ... :)
>> -garry
> We were starting the end game a few years ago I think.  ;-)
> The March ICANN meeting will be interesting.  I will bet that
> they have lined up every newspaper reporter they can find and
> in a big showy ceremony, with dancing girls twirling batons,
> IANA will hand enormous check-sized posters to each of the
> RIR representatives listing the last /8 that they get.
> Then each of the RIR's will take a turn at the mic and state
> what they predict will be the end date that they will burn
> through their last assigned /8
> The reporters will write furiously and for about 3 days the
> major news organs will dissect the story.
> Then everyone will go back to Justin Beiber's haircut and the
> entire thing will be forgotten.
> Ted
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