John Curran

John Curran

President and CEO at American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
Joined on March 31, 2007 – United States
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About

John Curran is the President and CEO of ARIN. His Internet industry experience includes serving as CTO and COO for ServerVault, which provides highly secure, fully managed infrastructure solutions for sensitive federal government and commercial applications.  Prior to this, he was CTO for XO Communications, and was integral in leading the organization's technical initiatives, network architecture, and design of leading-edge capabilities built into the company's nationwide network.  Mr. Curran also served as CTO for BBN/GTE Internetworking, where he was responsible for the organization's strategic technology direction.  He led BBN's technical evolution from one of the earliest Internet Service Providers through its growth and eventual acquisition by GTE.  He has also been an active participant in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), having both co-chaired the IETF Operations and Network Management Area and served as a member of the IPng (IPv6) Directorate.

John is a founding member of the ARIN Board and served form inception to 2008 as Chairman of ARIN Board of Trustees.  Now, as President and CEO of ARIN, John is a non-elected full voting member of the Board.

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A Framework for Recent Internet Governance Discussions - From Montevideo Statement to 1net

There have been many significant Internet Governance developments in the last several weeks, and so I'd like to take this moment to provide a framework in which to consider these recent events. For the last several years, the leadership of several recognized Internet organizations (ISOC, ICANN, IAB/IETF, IANA, the 5 Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), and W3C; sometimes referred to as the "Internet technical organizations") have met periodically to promote better coordination between these groups. more»

Psst - Interested in Some Lightly-Used IP Addresses?

The Internet Service Provider (ISP) community is carefully watching the impending depletion of the unassigned IPv4 address pool. Most estimates place the depletion of the central pool of unassigned IPv4 addresses by mid-2011. After that, each Regional Internet Registry (RIR) will continue to satisfy requests for additional IPv4 space for a limited time (depending on the rate of incoming requests and the amount of address space on hand in the RIR at the time of central pool depletion). more»

Regional Internet Registries Conducting Internet Community Consultation on ITU IPv6 CIR Proposal

The Regional Internet Registries are conducting a Internet community consultation process regarding the recent ITU IPv6 Country Internet Registry (CIR) proposal. In collaboration with the other Regional Internet Registries, APNIC hosted a special session at APNIC 29 / APRICOT 2010 to give the global Internet Community an opportunity to discuss the issues and ramifications of the alternative model proposed by the ITU. For those interested in the outcome of the recent face-to-face session, a raw transcript and session summary statement are available... more»