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.
This week, ARIN trekked north to the wilds to Manhattan for Interop New York. Surrounded by networking gurus and cloud specialists, we were pleased, but hardly surprised, to see that IPv6 awareness has never been higher. Most passersby had already requested an IPv6 address block for testing purposes, and many were fully deploying it across their networks. Major roadblocks appear few and far between, and many organizations were simply waiting for their upstream providers to turn on IPv6 for them, or for their IPv4 allocations to run out. With nothing major getting in the way of IPv6 deployment, many eyes have turned to the dwindling pool of IPv4 remaining in the ARIN region, which, at the time of this posting, lies at a minute 0.66 /8 equivalents: down five percent from the beginning of Interop, and down nearly 50 percent since Interop Las Vegas ended in April of this year.
From the Twitterverse
- Via @circleid @danyork @ISOCPolicy posting updates from #Plenipot14 in Busan http://t.co/AbLnF1DxBW
- Results of IANA Stewardship Transition Survey Now Available: https://t.co/oFZjVXivth
- Publicly available input & output documents from #plenipot14 #pp14 are here to view: http://t.co/60nhXJvTMt
- Elected to ARIN AC: Kevin Blumberg, Andrew Dul, David Farmer, Leif Sawyer, Chris Tacit, Dan Alexander, & David Huberman -Congrats!
- Congratulations to Timothy Denton & Bill Woodcock who have been re-elected to serve on the ARIN Board of Trustees!
- 2014 election results are in for the ARIN Board & Advisory Council: https://t.co/TrMlFPf7LY http://t.co/OPd0VxGQN7
- Want to review what happened at #ARIN34? http://t.co/pLrIKYKgK7 Check out all the presentations, notes, transcripts, & videos archives
- RT @theNRO: Internet Number Status Report for Q3 2014 is now published at http://t.co/6eheaw1HVN @apnic @TeamARIN @RIPE_NCC @lacnic @AFRINIC
- Join us on a conference call on Tues. to help ARIN shape a new #IPv6 campaign http://t.co/XRw48F6h6f #get6 http://t.co/N0YS4lTm27
- Looking 4 info on NTIA IANA Functions’ Stewardship Transition? Visit http://t.co/BecZPzMX5p 4 overview, timeline, forum, calendar & more!
- ASO AC Call for nominations for seat 9 on the #ICANN Board https://t.co/b5w8dUO3kK @apnic @TeamARIN @RIPE_NCC @lacnic @AFRINIC
- @TheodoreBaschak Thanks for the good suggestion
- Help ARIN shape our new #IPv6 campaign http://t.co/XRw48F6h6f (Hint: It's as easy as joining a conference call on Tuesday) #get6
- Nice visual @SevOneInc as Internet of Things drives #IPv6 adoption & IPv6 enables #IoT growth https://t.co/31bF5wpNnE http://t.co/SPg1NxNT6g
- Need to supply documentation to show how your resource request meets policy requirements? These examples could help: https://t.co/NgHBZCyMZk
- [New Blog] Help ARIN Shape Our New IPv6 Campaign - By Jennifer Bly, Public Relations and Social Media Coordinator,... http://t.co/usTk1uc87m
- Via @ioshints IPv6 in a Global Company – a Real-World Example http://t.co/BmR8gl3idb
- Attention Columbia, SC: We want to see you our free ARIN on the Road event next Thursday! Sign up here: https://t.co/9fKeFZrtRk
- We ran out of #IPv4 addresses quite some time ago now, yet 4.4B people in the world don't have Internet yet: http://t.co/MPEMdzL8C7 #IPv6
- #Plenipot14 elects Houlin Zhao as next @ITU Secretary-General to take office 1 Jan 2015 http://t.co/1KclT78WWJ http://t.co/aWCRELVJG9