ARIN reached the true technical IPv4 Exhaustion on September 24, 2015. Yet back in 2012, I believe that I created and taught the first ever college course held in the United States that was devoted exclusively to IPv6, a summer course at Finger Lakes Community College.
During my time as an ARIN Fellow, I learned that Internet number resource policies in the ARIN region are developed entirely by the community. Every word of the Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM) undergoes rigorous examination in a transparent, community-driven, bottom-up policy development process.
To assist and ensure all eligible member organizations are prepared to vote during ARIN Elections, our team is currently leading an extensive Voting Contact clean-up campaign.
Large scale IPv6 deployments suggest that IPv6 is at least a technical success – the technology works. Now it’s time to visit the other important question: does it work commercially? Does IPv6 really come with a positive business case?
One challenge that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) face today is dealing with end customers who have their own IP address blocks and want their ISP to route them. ISPs want to satisfy their customers, but they also want to ensure that the customer has valid use of the IP address block.
Over and over again we hear that people need more resources to help them deploy IPv6, so we have set out to find out what would be the most valuable for those who are trekking upward. Our first step is to discover the what kind of IPv6 activities are already occurring in our region.
From the Twitterverse
- Always happy to give out #IPv6 blocks! https://t.co/9YVCy4GMPF
- What Tech Will You Need? answers @ehorley https://t.co/id6v6JyU5j In the journey from IPv4-Only to Dual-stack to IPv6-Only
- Last chance to apply for a fellowship to #ARIN38 public policy meeting https://t.co/BbgTqaokSl Don't miss out! https://t.co/3FxtAWgKM7
- @stshank Not worried now - IPv6 usage already established & growing rapidly! cc: @ICANN
- @ryan505 We definitely wouldn't go that far!
- "Lack of IPv6 is a bug, not just a missing feature" https://t.co/KbuWy9s416
- Via @TheRegister #IPv6 now faster than IPv4 when visiting 20% of top websites – and just as fast for the rest https://t.co/f32FNz0YTE
- Next week we're headed to #CANTO2016 @CANTO_ICT https://t.co/DqYYE1zacy in Puerto Rico with our friends from @lacnic
- [Announcement] ARIN + NANOG on the Road: Waterloo, ON https://t.co/xrTlYSEJY1
- #DNSSEC Rolling the Root Zone Key Signing Key https://t.co/ZlS02CIV4R via @ICANN
- [Announcement] ARIN Phones will be Closed after 1:00 PM on 5 August https://t.co/GQ6OXtJUA9
- Want to join our #IPv6 #Get6 forward thinkers? https://t.co/ixGRy19M9f Let us know! https://t.co/ic1kaIxrB5
- Interested in slides of Swiss #IPv6 Business Conference 2016? Visit https://t.co/yQhZvh1VMU
- Belgium at 45% IPv6 adoption https://t.co/5kZ9zxTKcV
- Deadline approaching https://t.co/BbgTqaokSl Throw your hat into the ring to be an #ARIN38 fellow by July 31st https://t.co/QwruLwklo0
- What happened in #IETF96? Here are my thoughts from the week: https://t.co/DQEjz0UEHg #QUIC #Hackathon https://t.co/Lmtoty8PoA
- Advanced to Draft Policy status https://t.co/xGmNuJHEfD ARIN-prop-231: Eliminate HD-Ratio from NRPM
- Everyone is welcome & encouraged to participate in ARIN's policy development process https://t.co/Ggt67Db03t
- Let's Encrypt now fully supports IPv6. https://t.co/d4U76R7qpO
- We're hiring! https://t.co/hoRDgZIfem Seeking Director of Registration Services Department #jobs #NoVA #DC