This page contains links to some industry related organisations of interest.
Regional Internet Registries
APNIC - Asia Pacific Network Information Centre. Internet resource distribution in the Asia/Pacific region.
ARIN - American Registry for Internet Numbers. Administration and registration of Internet Protocol (IP) numbers for the Americas & sub Saharan Africa.
LACNIC - The Latin American and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry. An the organization that administrates IP addresses space, Autonomous System Numbers (ASN), reverse resolution and other resources of the Latin American and Caribbean region (LAC), on behalf of the Internet community.
RIPE - Reseaux IP Europeens. Performs activities primarily for the benefit of the membership in Europe and the surrounding areas (including the Middle-East and parts of Africa)
AF-IX - The African Internet Exchange Point Association
IETF - The Internet Engineering Task Force. Community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of the Internet architecture.
ICANN - The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Responsible for the IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management, and root server system management functions.
IANA - Internet Assigned Numbers Authority.
IOS - International Organization for Standardization. A worldwide federation of national standards bodies from some 130 countries, one from each country.
EU - European Union. The European Union's mission is to organise relations between the Member States and between their peoples in a coherent manner and on the basis of solidarity.
IRTF - Internet Research Task Force. Promoting research of importance to the evolution of the future Internet.
Internet Exchange Points in Africa - A comprehensive listing of exchange points in Africa that has been compiled by NSRC.