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:
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.
It has been a busy summer, and things show no sign of slowing in the world of the ARIN Policy Development. Soon you will have two opportunities to take part in the discussion of 10 policy proposals.
Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2014-9: Resolve Conflict Between RSA and 8.2 Utilization Requirements
Draft Policy ARIN-2014-6: Remove 7.1 [Maintaining IN-ADDRs]
Draft Policy ARIN-2014-15: Allow Inter-RIR ASN Transfers
Draft Policy ARIN-2014-14: Removing Needs Test from Small IPv4 Transfers
Draft Policy ARIN-2014-20: Transfer Policy Slow Start and Simplified Needs Verification
Draft Policy ARIN-2014-1: Out of Region Use
Draft Policy ARIN-2014-16: Section 4.10 Austerity Policy Update
Draft Policy ARIN-2014-17: Change Utilization Requirements from last-allocation to total-aggregate
Draft Policy ARIN-2014-18: Simplifying Minimum Allocations and Assignments
Draft Policy ARIN-2014-19: New MDN Allocation Based on Past Utilization
IPv6 is called the new Internet protocol. However, it’s been running on the Internet since 1999, so it’s really not so new, it’s just that not a lot of networks have implemented it as of yet. The challenge is that it is different from what we are all used to working with. It’s a bigger number: 128 bits compared to IPv4’s 32 bits. It has colons instead of periods (ok, dots for us diehard networking folks). It has all new routing protocol components. And on, and on. But, it has WAY MORE possible addresses than IPv4! The theory is, we should never run out in our lifetimes! But, it is different. So, how do you learn about IPv6 if your company is not implementing IPv6? How do you afford the equipment that is capable of running IPv6? More importantly, should you spend your own money and time to learn about IPv6 if there are no other compelling reasons or funding? The answer: YES, you should learn it on your own! A professional technologist should realize that investing in yourself is important and generally does payoff in the future. How much are you willing to invest, money wise? How about very little (and I mean ‘little’ as in a few bucks)?
From the Twitterverse
- @glenbeer Better said - without #IPv6 the Internet's expansion *will* be limited
- Without #IPv6 the Internet's expansion could be limited #get6
- Come to ARIN on the Road to learn about all things ARIN, IPv6, Policy, Tech & more https://t.co/9fKeFZrtRk Oct 30th in Columbia, SC
- RT @sebviolette: The Main Benefit Of IPv6 For #IoT? 340 Trillion Trillion Trillion Web Addresses For #SmartConnectedDevices
- Want to watch the opening ceremonies for #Plenipot14? Here's the link http://t.co/sAKqO2vRmK #PP14
- Closing today - survey on the future oversight of the #IANAfunctions: https://t.co/UgEn5U0YwC This is your last chance to contribute!
- Only 1 day left to give us your thoughts on the #IANAstewardship transition with this survey: https://t.co/UgEn5U0YwC
- Last chance to vote in ARIN elections: https://t.co/M2C9zgAV5a Polls close today at 3 PM EDT
- ARIN community, share your feedback regarding the future oversight of the #IANAfunctions: https://t.co/UgEn5U0YwC
- Voting in elections is the main responsibility & benefit of ARIN membership, so take advantage of this opportunity: http://t.co/bgiyt5Xf7T
- Time is running out to take our survey on #IANA transition planning: https://t.co/UgEn5U0YwC We need your input http://t.co/fBJoIvkmkh
- Report from last week's Public Policy Consultation at #NANOG62 is available to view online: https://t.co/ejlF7RAQ3s
- If you're the DMR for your ORG and haven't voted yet, what are you waiting for? https://t.co/9sbTAInZNn Vote now!
- ARIN on the Road is headed to Columbia, SC at the end of this month: https://t.co/9fKeFZrtRk Will we be seeing you there?
- Find out how you can contribute to #IANAstewardship transition discussions from @jcurranarin: http://t.co/HY2wocXL4V http://t.co/mYs6BxA2pF
- Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal Team https://t.co/bPVPvCk6R5 #ICANN51 @apnic @TeamARIN @lacnic @RIPE_NCC @AFRINIC
- [New Blog] Give Your Input on the IANA Stewardship Transition http://t.co/HlyB0DmgCs
- RT @ICANN: ICG is holding their 3rd working session tomorrow from 0945-1700. Open to silent obs. Remote details here: http://t.co/lgcZdb04gF
- See the 2014 Board & Advisory Council candidate questionnaires, statements of support, & #ARIN34 speeches: https://t.co/Js76nbid8N
- ARIN Registration Services Director shares info about the current status of Phase 4 of the #IPv4 Countdown Plan: http://t.co/qKF92DGEXP