Republished with permission from the Mythic Beasts blog detailing how to get 10/10 on their IPv6 domain readiness checker. 1. 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). 2. Add an AAAA record for your website AAAA records are the IPv6 equivalent of A records, which resolve hostnames to IP addresses. In order for users to find your website over IPv6, you will need to add an AAAA record for www.yourdomain.com pointing to the IPv6 address configured above.
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. Did you get the buy-in you needed to move forward with an IPv6 transition, or did the idea fall flat? What could have made that conversation easier or more productive? In the next few weeks, ARIN will launch Get6, a new IPv6 campaign, aimed at content creators and members of the C-suite who don’t seem to understand why IPv6 is relevant. We think they ought to know about how this element of critical infrastructure stands to impact their success now that nearly all businesses depend on having a stable, reliable and accessible Internet presence.
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!
It’s hard to believe ARIN 34 is already over. Today wrapped up the final of day of our Public Policy and Members Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. Thanks to those of you joined us onsite and remotely. Here’s a quick version of what happened during today’s meeting. This morning we began with a warm welcome to attendees, and we heard updates from the Number Resource Organization (NRO) on current activities and objectives. Then each ARIN department head shared updates; Mark Kosters discussed engineering, Susan Hamlin gave the update on Communications and Member Services, Erin Alligood spoke about Human Resources and Administration, Val Winkelman gave an update from the Financial Services Department, and Leslie Nobile spoke about Registration Services. Bill Darte and Stacy Hughes ARIN 34Advisory Council Chair, John Sweeting, gave the AC Report, thanking both Stacy Hughes and Bill Darte for their long time service on the ARIN Advisory Council.
ARIN’s 34th Public Policy and Members Meeting arrived in the Charm City to hold an open discussion of Internet number resource policies. Lots of lively conversations ensued today, and more will follow tomorrow. In case you weren’t with us here in Baltimore, Maryland or online today, here’s a quick recap about what happened along with some info on how YOU can participate in the meeting tomorrow. We discussed a whopping 10 policies on day one of ARIN 34. At the start of the day, first time attendees got up to speed on all things ARIN with an orientation breakfast. Then we jumped right into the public policy meeting with a report on IPv6 IAB/IETF activities from the most recent Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) meeting. Next, a policy implementation and experience report reviewed current policies and provided feedback to the community. Before heading into policy discussion, the Advisory Council Chair presented on-docket proposals.
From the Twitterverse
- Looking for more info on the #IANAStewardship Transition? Find out more here: http://t.co/JjlKpi3ZPX
- FYI - ARIN Online will undergo maintenance from 7:00 AM until approximately 7:00 PM ET tomorrow: https://t.co/9eDi0ys7B4
- Community Consultation: Future Direction for the ARIN Fee Schedule - https://t.co/N9aXbDlvwE
- There's an urgent need to move to #IPv6 to make the Internet what it can be in the future http://t.co/4qdwRJnLgu Video from @totaltelecom
- Happy Halloween from us here at TeamARIN! #trickortreat http://t.co/cMvKTdlXqO
- Just published the sequel "Router Advertisement Options to the Rescue – A Deep Dive into DHCPv6, Part 2" http://t.co/DRcupEsFXR #IPv6
- Understanding #IPv6: The Ping Before Solicited-Node Multicast by @DeniseFishburne in @NetworkComputin
- Read about the MONC proposal at #LACNIC22 https://t.co/VdskOpB5jX #ianasteward #netgov
- Are you on LinkedIN? So are we. We'd love to connect with you there too: https://t.co/mQV1cDSP5s
- [New Blog] 8 steps to get your site ready for IPv6 - Republished with permission from the Mythic Beasts blog detai... http://t.co/EDuCVSVVJr
- If you're going to be at the Canadian @ISPSummit next week, stop by the ARIN exhibit to say hi & ask your IP addressing questions
- Check out @TeamARIN's Community Input on #IANASteward http://t.co/USJskCRy65 #ICANN #RIRs
- Case Study: The Experience of Signing Go6.si with #DNSSEC - http://t.co/qcZ5boN7Hb
- Want to work for ARIN? We're looking for a systems administrator to join our team: https://t.co/TM7iD91dd6 #tech #jobs #NoVA #DC
- Blogged: IPv4 crutches http://t.co/KGzXr0zyE4 #ipv6
- Some interesting feedback in this survey conducted by @TeamARIN on the #ICANN #Ianasteward function. https://t.co/XnC1bfzfcr
- Don’t fight #IPv6 zombies on your own! Join network experts @ehorley & @ipv6tom TOMORROW: http://t.co/ikXdUoMqVB http://t.co/3z9a18T19l
- .60 /8s left in ARIN's IPv4 inventory
- Want to volunteer for the Consolidated RIR #IANAStewardship Proposal (CRISP) team? Let us know by Fri: http://t.co/JjlKpi3ZPX
- Have you seen the results from the recent survey ARIN conducted on the #IANAtransition? https://t.co/oFZjVXivth http://t.co/lKr4CLgvV4