After many years of outreach to our core community of Internet Service Providers, web hosting companies, cable providers and large academic institutions, we are branching out. We are now working to drive all organizations with a web presence to put their content out over IPv6, with an emphasis on public-facing websites in particular. We took our new Get 6 booth to the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Technology Conference last week with the message to connect to the whole Internet with IPv6.
IPv6 in home or residential networks is getting much better. North America has seen exponential IPv6 use on the Internet year after year since World IPv6 Launch (6 June 2012). Residential Internet service providers like Comcast and Time Warner are almost singularly responsible for this sharp and dramatic growth. However, if you aren’t a Comcast or Time Warner user, it’s a totally different story. I’m one of those users, and I want to pass on some of the great ways to setup your own IPv6 internet access using one of the great (and free) IPv6 over IPv4 tunnel providers.
ARIN Membership Reaches a New High. We are glowing because we have just reached 5,000 Members! ARIN is a member-based organization, and we couldn’t have made it this far without the support and guidance of our Membership. Since our inception, you have participated in 34 Public Policy and Members Meetings, initiated and discussed over 88 community-developed policies, and cast over 21,000 votes in ARIN Elections. Thank you! When ARIN was established in 1997, we had just 100 member organizations. As the Internet expanded so did ARIN, averaging about 30 new Members each month.
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).
From the Twitterverse
- The ARIN office will be closing at 3 PM EST today & will be closed on the 25th & 26th. Seasons Greetings! See you again on Mon. the 29th
- Inventory update: .46 /8s left in ARIN's #IPv4 address pool
- Happy holidays from all of us here at ARIN! http://t.co/EGULzLFBIf
- @greg_REACCIUN Best wishes during this holiday season to you as well!
- ICYMI, guest blog by Jeremy Duncan on how to set up #IPv6 in your own home if your ISP doesn't offer it: http://t.co/XlhmVwwRuS
- @burneeed We'd be happy to spread the love. Request some at: http://t.co/oQPolCFmMH
- @akscojo Excellent, we've received it & will send some your way soon
- @akscojo The easiest way is to find us at an event (next up we'll be at CES in Jan) or you can put in a request at: http://t.co/oQPolCFmMH
- ARIN has issued 1,472 #ASNs this year, 378 of which were 4 byte ASNs
- @trooney851 Sounds good! Happy Holidays
- @trooney851 Glad you like them! We'd love to see a photo...
- @marcodavids Too bad! Just come find us at an event in 2015 & get yours (or put in a request here: http://t.co/oQPolCFmMH)
- We've handed out 3,968 #IPv6 stickers just this year alone. Did you get one? http://t.co/BV2H0g2B4K
- .@IBMSecurity looks at the need for #IPv6 with #IoT in full bloom http://t.co/4M8GRmQhsd
- Now accepting fellowship applications for #ARIN35 in San Francisco next year: https://t.co/BbgTqaFW0p
- Fun fact - this year we've seen a 130.4% increase in traffic from mobile devices & a 70.8% increase in traffic from tablets to our website
- @dragonaden Let us know if you have any questions as you get started
- @dragonaden Great to hear! We have just the place to welcome you to our community: https://t.co/pgzsCsPfjZ
- We're looking forward to some great events in 2015: http://t.co/BTqxnPCa6S Starting off the year we'll be at @intlCES & @PTCouncil in Jan.
- @kewlflguy We work very hard to respond to tickets in a timely manner. Please give us a call & we'll look into your case +1.703.227.0660