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To Squat or not to Squat?


Recently I got an email from a colleague at a sizable ISP. He said his executive vice president wanted to know whether it was safer to use or for additional RFC1918 address space. I have to say I was shocked. I thought maybe I didn’t understand him. I rewrote back,

Multistakeholder vs. Multilateral – WSIS +10 Consultations at IGF


Day one at the Internet Governance Forum focused on the UN Consultation currently underway to review the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) outcomes. In 2005, when the original WSIS outcomes were accepted, they included the call for a ten-year overall review in order to take stock of the progress that has been made and to address gaps and areas for continued focus.

Creating an Enabling Environment for IPv6 Adoption


For the past 8 months I’ve been helping to establish a well-planned document for the Internet Governance Forum Best Practices Forum (IGF BPF). I was asked to lend my expertise to help pull together a guide for non-technical audiences that addresses the challenges enterprises, governments, public and private partnerships can face when planning an IPv6 deployment at the global, regional and local levels.

Let the Internet Grow

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From the first email sent in 1971 to today, the Internet has grown astronomically. Statistics show there are more than three billion Internet users worldwide at this moment, and that number is only growing. In the midst of recent headlines that Facebook alone attracts more than 1 billion active users a day, it’s amazing just how large that truly is.

IANA Stewardship Transition Update from ICANN 54


Last week I attended ICANN 54 in Dublin, Ireland. It was very busy week with several meetings and events scheduled every day. As a member of the Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal (CRISP) Team and the Number Resource Organization Number Council (NRO NC) my focus…

Q&A with NANOG 65 & ARIN 36 Postel Fellows

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Every year, the Postel Scholarship Program provides funding for network operators from developing nations to attend back-to-back NANOG and ARIN meetings. The scholarship honors the life and work of Jon Postel, a significant contributor to the development of Internet standards and protocols.

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