IANA

  • The U.S. is not ‘handing over’ the internet Crunch Network

    The U.S. is not ‘handing over’ the internet

    Instead of cheering a reduction of needless government involvement, some — including a few members of Congress — are arguing that the U.S. needs to insert itself in a clerical role for certain coordination functions for the internet. The companies, organizations and individuals that actually use the functions have agreed that the U.S. government involvement isn’t needed. Read More

  • The Internet is made with carrots, not sticks Crunch Network

    The Internet is made with carrots, not sticks

    The Internet is at once global and local. The nature of internetworking means that the global Internet is built only of other networks. There is a small but key point of coordination on the Internet, called the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). The U.S. Department of Commerce National Telecommunications & Information Administration recently received a proposal to change the… Read More

  • IPv4 Space Shrinks To 5% – Final Addresses To Be Issued In Early 2011

    IPv4 Space Shrinks To 5% – Final Addresses To Be Issued In Early 2011

    The Number Resource Organization, the coordinating mechanism for the five Regional Internet Registries or RIRs, this morning announced that less than 5% of the world’s IPv4 (Internet Protocol version 4) addresses remain unallocated. The IPv4 pool first dipped below 10% in January 2010, and in the next nine months some 200 million addresses have subsequently been allocated from the… Read More