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ICANN LogoICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) was formed in 1998. It is a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with participants from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable. It promotes competition and develops policy on the Internet’s unique identifiers.

The RIPE NCC and the RIPE community work closely with ICANN in a number of areas:

 

More information on the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs).

ICANN News

Free Pool of IPv4 Address Space Depleted

The Number Resource Organization (NRO) announced today that the free pool of available IPv4 addresses is now fully depleted. On Monday, January 31, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) allocated two blocks of IPv4 address space to APNIC, the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for the Asia Pacific region, which triggered a global policy to allocate the remaining IANA pool equally between the five RIRs. Today IANA allocated those blocks. This means that there are no longer any IPv4 addresses available for allocation from the IANA to the five RIRs.

Significant Announcement 3 February – Watch it live!

On Thursday, 3 February 2011, at 9:30 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST) [14:30 UTC /GMT], the Number Resource Organization (NRO), along with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the Internet Society (ISOC) and the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) will be holding a ceremony and press conference to make a significant announcement and to discuss the global transition to the next generation of Internet addresses.

RIPE NCC Receives Final /8 of IPv4 Address Space from IANA

In accordance with ripe-436, "Global Policy for the Allocation of the Remaining IPv4 Address Space", the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) has today allocated the final five /8 blocks of IPv4 address space to the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs).

IANA Allocates Two /8s of IPv4 Space to APNIC
Independent Review of the ICANN Address Supporting Organization (ASO)
IPv6 Press Conference

Elise Gerich, ICANN Vice President for IANA, and Axel Pawlik, Chair of the Number Resource Organization (NRO) Executive Council, answered reporters' questions during a news conference on global IPv6 adoption at ICANN's 39th public meeting in Cartagena, Colombia

NRO at ICANN 39
Global Policy for Autonomous System Numbers
Signing of the Root Zone Represents Milestone in DNS Security

The RIPE NCC announces today that the Internet has reached an important milestone with the publication of the root zone key tonight between 19:30 - 22:30 UTC. This key enables the widespread deployment of the Domain Name Server Security Extensions (DNSSEC) protocol, which the RIPE NCC has been supporting for almost two decades.

ICANN Calls for Applicants for the Position of Volunteer Review Team Member