SIDN is the registry for the Dutch country-code top-level domain. In terms of domain names per capita, we are one of the largest TLDs in the world. And even in absolute numbers, we are still among the five largest country-code TLDs. I guess that makes us kind of special.
With IPv4 depletion at critical levels, the pressure to transition to IPv6 has never been higher. For years, network engineers and planners have been upgrading routers and configuring networks to prepare for the new protocol, but many remain unsure whether or not their custom-built applications and commercial-off-the-shelf software packages are IPv6-ready.
We expect to take registration actions this week that will activate ARIN’s policy for unmet requests. For the first time, it is expected an organization will receive a block size smaller than they qualified for, and/or an organization will be placed on the waiting list for unmet requests.
For decades the only common method for accessing data in all the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) has been Whois. Unfortunately, as a protocol, Whois does not specify any queries or responses making true interoperability between RIRs very difficult. This situation is even worse for domain registries.
The so-called “Internet of Things” (IoT), is not just about the seemingly endless benefits of connecting everything to the internet, or as some say, making things “smart”. It’s also about infrastructure, intellectual property, education, and increasingly growing business interests. It’s how devices are tied to the cloud for commerce, research, and an endless array of applications.
At the time of this post, there is only .15 of a /8 remaining in the ARIN IPv4 free pool. The largest prefix that remains available is a /11. Within days, that /11 will either be issued to a qualifying organization, or broken down to make smaller prefixes available for organizations who have qualified for a block size that falls between a /11 and the next available block size in inventory.
From the Twitterverse
- Via @financialpost in Canada http://t.co/vJJOsVL7ID If you’re a rapidly growing Internet company connecting users, you need IPv6
- RT @MarkWelchMktg: "IPv6: Roomier, Cheaper, & Faster" by @MarkWelchMktg on @LinkedIn https://t.co/AMEiQoqBcb
- The heat is on developers to get their apps ready for IPv6. Need help? http://t.co/z6RIsurP6F We got you covered!
- Stop by our booth with @lacnic at #CANTO2015 in Miami this week!
- RT @CarlWuyts IPv6 BE: latest value on IPv6 Google stats beating all previous results: 36,87% today
- RT: @Wim_Degezelle - #IGF2015 Creating an Enabling Environment for #IPv6 Adoption: SURVEY http://t.co/AwipxQqbcv … #IGF
- @TeamARIN All our IPs are allocated to other users. Your allocation request is important to us. You may experience long delays. Please Hold.
- @heyjellydigital @TeamARIN or '"All our IPs are belong to someone else"
- @TeamARIN "all your base are belong to us" lol
- @TeamARIN How about #ToldYouSo ?
- @sblaydes You can find that info at https://t.co/pbhjacdmxs We have a total of 265 /24 blocks remaining
- [Announcement] On the Road to Chicago and Fairfield, NJ http://t.co/q1ULwIBfme
- [New Blog] IPv6 at the Dutch ccTLD registry SIDN - Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Senior Research Engineer a... http://t.co/ZwORytFcAo
- 0.00404 /8s of IPv4 remaining at ARIN. Make sure your website can always be found on the Internet by making it IPv6-ready! #get6
- Very nice videos explaining "IPv6 Transition Mechanisms", by @RIPE_NCC at https://t.co/zYs9zUmHF0
- 1 week left to apply for the Postel Network Operator's Scholarship https://t.co/Wkfg6EPE6V to attend the NANOG and ARIN fall meetings
- @TeamARIN http://t.co/PmbBjqhM03
- @TeamARIN or: "Did you mean IPv6?" when visiting IPv4 depletion page? (Such as Google does when searching.)
- @denislemire @benaryorg @TeamARIN What are you NATtering about
- @neil_h_watson @TeamARIN #NoIPv4KnowIPv6 ;)