Leading Global Internet Groups Schedule Miami News Conference
The international media is actively covering the dwindling pool of Internet addresses using the original Internet protocol, called IPv4 (Internet Protocol version 4). These news stories served to pique international interest and raise important questions about the future of the Internet’s addressing system. The answers to those questions are of interest to 2-billion Internet users. Against that backdrop, four international non-profit groups, which work to coordinate the world’s Internet addressing system and its technical standards, are planning to make a major announcement at a news conference on Thursday, February 3 in Miami, Florida.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), is joining the Number Resources Organization (NRO), the Internet Society and the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) to discuss the future of the Internet address system and the global transition to the next generation of Internet addresses. The press conference is available by web cast.
WHAT: News Conference by ICANN, NRO, the Internet Society and IAB.
WHEN: Thursday, 3 February at 1000 EST US (1500 UTC)
WHERE: Intercontinental Hotel, Room - Concourse II, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, Florida, USA.
OFF SITE ACCESS: Off-site journalists can participate, via live web streaming at
http://www.nro.net/news/icann-nro-live-stream OR via toll free telephone numbers.
In the U.S., the number is +1 800.218.5164. International toll free number can be found at http://www.icann.org/en/press/adigo-itfs-numbers-01jan10.pdf.
Once connected to the telephone conferencing center, enter 3157.
WHO: Rod Beckstrom, ICANN President and CEO; Raul Echeberria, NRO Chair; Lynn St. Amour, Internet Society President and CEO; Olaf Kolkman, IAB Chair.