In the summer of 2015, you may have heard about a new service ARIN was rolling out called the Registration Data Access Protocol, or RDAP. Perhaps you understood that it was intended to be a successor to the Whois protocol, but you weren’t clear on the specifics. Maybe you weren’t even aware of the need for a replacement. And come on, what really makes RDAP better than Whois? The answer is a lot and if you’re not using it by now, you should be.
It’s no secret that we’ve been touting IPv6 as your connection to the “Whole Internet” for a while now. In fact, we’ve been shouting from the rooftops for years that it’s time for you to Get6.
It’s official: 2016 is off and running! We have a lot planned for this year, but we’re kicking things off with a Public Policy Consultation (PPC) in just a couple weeks.
For a few years now, we have been promised a bright future where connected devices all communicate with each other on the Internet of Things. If this year’s CES was any indication, the consumer technology industry is just about ready to deliver on that promise with a flood of new devices and products that will transform the way we interact with technology on a fundamental level.
It has been more than three months since ARIN’s free pool of IPv4 address space depleted, and we have seen a few interesting trends in the registration operation since then. The waiting list for unmet requests has grown to over 200 organizations and the relative rate of incoming IPv4 free pool requests has decreased.
2015 was an exciting here at ARIN. While we are gearing up for 2016, I thought it would be interesting to recap this eventful year. I am fairly certain you heard that we ran out of IPv4 addresses in September. Even though we had been preparing (and informing the community) about this for years, it was a big deal for us when it happened.
From the Twitterverse
- In the spirit of Valentines Day - Roses are red, violets are blue, we #Get6 and so should you! - https://t.co/FFwcMKoPE5 Pass it on!
- RT @rtggeek: Worth Reading: Making IPv6 Work https://t.co/nRlev1650D https://t.co/JmhNbdvczD
- ARIN will be closed on 15 February in observance of Presidents' Day. https://t.co/Opu00D57jR
- In the news - RT @tdworldmag: International Wireless IPv6 Network Service for the Internet of Things https://t.co/LTxqi5LDbX
- More useful tips to start you down the road to #Get6! RT @6connect: How to Test IPv6 and Use Verification Tools: https://t.co/XuY0CQSC4B
- RT @hetsorg Important transition to IPv6 since IPv4 address are gone managed by ARIN #HETSevents @isocpr @interocs https://t.co/eD27bCzGu5
- @TeamARIN in the Caribbean! https://t.co/EC1YCtUwtN
- [New Blog] How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the New Whois: RDAP https://t.co/TC3NeXrATc
- Why does IoT need IPv6? There are about 340 undecillion reasons. https://t.co/uvzlw7Fzav
- Why does #IoT need #IPv6? There are about 340 undecillion reasons :) https://t.co/uvzlw7Fzav
- For #TBT - Let's hear why you should be attending #ARIN37, fresh from ARIN 27 in 2011 https://t.co/ovdFOVCDSa https://t.co/jl4ol8GdHh
- [Announcement] Register for ARIN 37 Today! https://t.co/hht0knInD3
- The next installment! The Role of the End User / Consumer in IPv6 Adoption (Part 5) | 6connect Blog https://t.co/x8ACri8lKK
- Do you #Get6? Need help? We have a list of trainers and consultants and Service providers https://t.co/QlgCUvzA3O https://t.co/H7rMdbWOr9
- Missed the PPC at NANOG66 yesterday? Want to know what happened? The webcast archive is available now! https://t.co/4zxFRIuqJa Thanks NANOG!
- IoT Reading - RT @TheIoT What Is IPv6 And Why Is It Considered A Key Enabler Of The Internet Of Things https://t.co/xHE28Sg8XR #IoT #IPv6
- It isn't too late to submit your fellowship application for ARIN 37! https://t.co/BbgTqaokSl
- Shedding some San Diego sunlight on #TeamARIN's draft policies and proposals this morning at the PPC@ #NANOG66 https://t.co/lSLYicxRrD
- @DougonIPComm Nope, but we like the driver's style :)
- We have close to 300 organizations on the IPv4 Waiting List. Maybe it is time to #Get6 https://t.co/1hyrLUfMD9