If you’ve been involved in the Internet community for any length of time, then you know we can’t speak more than a couple minutes without dropping 1 or 2 (or 10) acronyms at a time. Well, here’s one more to add to the alphabet soup – the CRISP team, short for the Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal (CRISP) team. The CRISP team was established by the five RIRs (there we go again, the Regional Internet Registries) to develop a single proposal on behalf of the numbers community for the IANA Stewardship Transition to the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG).
As the sun rose in the ARIN region, the sun set on another Plenipot…In Busan, Republic of Korea, the main policy-making conference of International Telecommunications Union (ITU) just concluded after a long three weeks. This Plenipotentiary Conference (PP for short) is held every four years for Member States to decide on the future role of the organization. It’s funny how things change in four short years. At this time four years ago at the ITU PP in Guadalajara the mood was far from collegial. The RIR community was in attendance physically, but not there in the eyes of many of the Member States.
Add an IPv6 address to your web server
The first step is to get your web server listening on an IPv6 address, as well as an IPv4 address. How you achieve this will depend on how your web server is managed. If you’re on a shared hosting account, you’ll be dependent on your hosting provider. If you run your own server, you’ll need to obtain an IPv6 address from your hosting provider (assuming they support IPv6), configure your server to use it and then ensure that your web server (e.g. Apache is listening on this address).
Have you ever had this conversation? You: “Hey, did you know the Internet is running out of IP address space?
Non-technical colleague: “No, really?” You: “Yeah, IPv4 is running out, and we need to make sure we are planning to support IPv6, the new IP address platform. I think enabling our website may be the best place to start.” We want to hear more about those conversations.
The community involved in making sure Internet numbering runs smoothly wants to make sure it continues to run smoothly for years to come. Since the news broke that the global Internet Community was to develop a proposal for stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) so that it could be contractually released from US government, there has been a lot of talk about how to proceed. Here in the ARIN region we’ve been keeping you up to date with developments and now are gathering your input on the work that needs to be done in our region to develop a contribution to the proposal. At our ARIN 34 Public Policy and Members meeting we held a session on the IANA Stewardship Transition Planning Process. See the footage from this discussion:
The polls are open in this year’s ARIN Board and Advisory Council elections. If you’re a designated member representative (DMR), you are the person responsible for casting a vote on behalf of your organization. Note than voter eligibility was set 60 days out from the start of the election, on 11 August 2014. The election began on 9 October 2014 and will stay open through Sunday, 19 October at 3 PM EDT. Voting in elections is the main responsibility and benefit of ARIN membership, so make sure you take advantage of this opportunity to shape ARIN leadership. Each ARIN member organization may cast one vote, so all votes count equally, and your participation is encouraged. Good voter turnout is a statistic we hope to hold up!
From the Twitterverse
- The ARIN office will be closed Thursday & Friday, 27-28 Nov for the Thanksgiving holiday. See you again on Monday!
- Results of our open community survey on the IANA Stewardship Transition - Community Survey Summary Report (pdf): https://t.co/Hir3ubtzR1
- Congratulations to @stocksd12 and @pickardjecu from @ECUCET on their #IPv6 work http://t.co/oxITf8Mqjk
- Inventory Update: .56 /8s of IPv4 at ARIN
- RT @AFRINIC: Think you’ve got what it takes to be #AFRINIC’s next CEO? We’re recruiting! Find out more at http://t.co/kSSzIiWPbu
- See the writeup of Geoff Huston's RIPE 69 presentation "The Resolvers We Use" on #RIPELabs: https://t.co/YcM5EmYgzl
- Call 8 of ICG will be tomorrow Wednesday, 26 November at 9 PM ET: https://t.co/etHOOobRlk
- Loons and lasers - why the world needs #IPv6 http://t.co/GKCjv5K4Mz via @techradar @RIPE_NCC's Axel Pawlik
- See the ARIN Fee Structure Review Report & find out how to voice your opinion on the matter: https://t.co/BqmePAna59 ACSP Consultation
- 5% of all websites now support IPv6 http://t.co/1itXuAcJkF
- The next ARIN meeting will be San Francisco, CA in April 2015. Want to attend? Apply for a fellowship! https://t.co/BbgTqaFW0p #ARIN35
- #IPv6 is Here: What you need to know. Slides and video from my @Akamai #Edge14 talk on IPv6 growth are here: http://t.co/bSCli5rauh
- New Internet of Things forecast sees $3.0 trillion in ecosystem spending and 30 billion connected "Things" in 2020 http://t.co/XUaCBUxbeh
- Participate in writing or commenting on @nanog best current operational practices: http://t.co/XQxaRmz8nE
- RT @nanog: NANOG is traveling to San Antonio, TX for NANOG 63! We will be gathering at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel http://t.co/mOjIgeJuZE
- Join conversations about Internet number resource policies by subscribing to PPML, our public policy mailing list: http://t.co/R9zHx2RJIq
- BSkyB and British Telecom (BT) announce IPv6 support in 2015 http://t.co/pEAkNm1kJh
- Learn about ARIN Point of Contact (POC) records & Organization Identifiers (Org IDs): https://t.co/MekS9cgPet
- How 75% of #Facebook datacenters internal traffic is already #IPv6 & why they've planned a v6-only datacenter soon http://t.co/BjNxHec18f
- 1 of the biggest challenges the #Internet has faced is IPv4 address depletion: http://t.co/NX5gyrWiKO Solution? #IPv6 http://t.co/qoxfemWkm0