Geoff Huston

Chief Scientist

  • IP exhaustion
  • Internet architecture, addressing and addresses
  • Internet governance, self-regulation, and management
  • Key Internet organizations, including ICANN, the ASO, NRO, and the RIRs
  • IPv6 architecture and deployment trends
  • The Internet in developing economies
  • Security and RPKI for Internet Number resources (Resource Certification)
  • Inter-domain routing techniques, trends, and research questions

Geoff Huston is the Chief Scientist at the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), where he undertakes research on topics associated with Internet infrastructure, IP technologies, and address distribution policies.

Widely regarded as the preeminent researcher on IPv4 exhaustion, he is routinely referenced by international agencies and frequently quoted by the ICT media.

Geoff has also presented at a number of global technical and government forums, including:


  • The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • The International Telecommunications Union (ITU)
  • The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
  • The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
  • The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
  • His research was recently quoted in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) publication, The Internet Technical Community Issues Memorandum on the Future of the Internet in a Global Economy published in 2008.

He has also been recently quoted in a number of news features for ComputerWorld, ZDNet, CommsDay, MISAsia, PC Authority, The Register, and CIOL Cybertimes.