What is Internet Registry?

By | July 13, 2009

What is Internet Registry?
Internet Registry is an organization overseeing the allocation and registration of Internet number resources within a particular region of the world. Resources include IP addresses (both IPv4 and IPv6) and autonomous system numbers. The Internet Registry is known as Regional Internet Registry.

There are currently five RIRs ( Regional Internet Registry ) in operation :

  • American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) :: For North America and parts of the Caribbean
  • RIPE Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC) :: For Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia
  • Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) :: For Asia and the Pacific region
  • Latin American and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry (LACNIC) :: For Latin America and parts of the Caribbean region
  • African Network Information Centre (AfriNIC) :: For Africa