Last year, ARIN Engineering undertook a monumental effort to move production from our headquarters in Chantilly, Virginia to a colocation center in Ashburn, Virginia. There were many reasons behind this big move, and we were very happy to complete a flawless transfer of our operations. ARIN has its offices in an office park nestled next to Dulles Airport in northern Virginia. Because of the proximity to the airport having essential production systems singularly located at ARIN’s headquarters is certainly not an optimal situation. We are also located right at the junction of two major commuter routes, which has its own pros and cons.
Last week ARIN set up shop in the Las Vegas Convention Center alongside a veritable ocean of technology experts and gadget gurus. From automotive technology to personal drones, one of CES’ main themes revolved around all the exciting ways that new devices could connect and take advantage of the Internet.
ARIN Booth at CES
Most of the new gadgets at CES are identified by and will connect to the Internet using IP addresses, which are anything but new. As we hit the home stretch of IPv4 depletion, it’s imperative that IPv6 be enabled on not just new devices but also on the websites that advertise and sell them.
This week ARIN is at CES, the largest technology tradeshow of the year. We will be reaching out to consumer electronics industry movers and shakers to educate them about the importance of deploying IPv6 on all public facing web services. In the video below, one of the founding fathers of the Internet, Vint Cerf, explains the issue. Stop by our booth in Tech East to discuss why IPv6 needs to be at the top of your company’s technology goals for 2015. You want to be reaching the whole Internet, not just part of it.
This year has been an exciting time for us here at ARIN, so we thought we’d take a peek at some fun numbers from 2014. Some of these you’ll probably expect – like how many IP addresses we’ve issued throughout the year, and others you probably won’t – like how many cups of coffee we’ve drunk (yes, we’re a bunch of coffee addicts). Enjoy these stats as we reflect on our year!
71,161 /24s of IPv4 blocks issued (includes end users and ISPs)
103 vacuum pots of coffee brewed
Approximately 20 ARIN Online improvements made
9,010 + calls received at the RSD Help Desk
After many years of outreach to our core community of Internet Service Providers, web hosting companies, cable providers and large academic institutions, we are branching out. We are now working to drive all organizations with a web presence to put their content out over IPv6, with an emphasis on public-facing websites in particular. We took our new Get 6 booth to the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Technology Conference last week with the message to connect to the whole Internet with IPv6.
The ARIN Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal (CRISP) team members, along with our colleagues from each of the other four RIRs, are hard at work preparing the proposal to submit to the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG). We’ve had four conference calls so far in addition to an initial face-to-face meeting. We held our most recent conference call yesterday on 18 December, and we are making good progress. The first draft of the Consolidated RIR IANA Transition Proposal is now available for review and comment.
From the Twitterverse
- "Next big area of focus required to reach the #IoT dream is the widespread migration from IPv4 to IPv6" - @ITWeb http://t.co/EP7KU41rvg
- There's a comparison RT @fredtardy: @singularityu today the Internet = a golf ball, tomorrow with IPV6 the Internet = the size of the sun.
- Want to come work with us? Check out the open positions we have available: https://t.co/TM7iD9S0Bi #jobs #DC #NoVA
- Are you ready for IPv6? Better make it a priority. http://t.co/nWNYOowenO
- [Announcement] Don't Miss the ARIN Public Policy Consultation at NANOG 63 http://t.co/fkCzOCnN2J
- Is The Internet of Things #IPv6 Ready? asks @Forbes @gattaca: http://t.co/YxC5fm2BDz Good question! #IoT
- Will you be in San Antonio on Tues for ARIN's Public Policy Consultation at @nanog 63? https://t.co/JLHgjWQXdv http://t.co/9zcjsarsMN
- At CTU’s 25th Anniversary event next week ARIN's Exec Dir of Govt Affairs will keynote on Leveraging the Internet for National Development
- Meet your 2015 ARIN Advisory Council: https://t.co/tFKutZpDni http://t.co/Rov7tSmrJV
- Join @ICANN's Quarterly Stakeholder Report call tomorrow at 9 AM EST: https://t.co/moWcSMjCQe
- Registration for #ARIN35 is now open! https://t.co/fpVCS71Cry http://t.co/y966jiNDdQ
- .41 /8s remaining in ARIN's #IPv4 free pool
- New Blog Post: Brief update on Q3 2014 #IPv6 adoption trends & observations on weekly peaks - http://t.co/Si0YmJPnQ1 #akamai_soti
- A/S Strickling's remarks at #SOTN15 conference on transition of NTIA's role with respect to Internet DNS. http://t.co/AzGGMrTSIN #ICANN
- Listen in on the ICG Call no. 12 starting in a few minutes: https://t.co/ahsBQB8Per
- #IPv6 on the list of 5 innovations that are key to the future of data centers from @TechRepublic @ConnerForrest: http://t.co/6ED6eYjCWc
- And we're talking *decillions* of IP addresses when it comes to IPv6! @OneNetOK #get6
- [Announcement] ARIN 35 Registration Now Open http://t.co/Tc5sgS0vyk
- Join us for ARIN + NANOG on the Road Orlando as we cover topics like DNSSEC, RPKI, IPv6, BGP, Open Internet & more: https://t.co/48Oe2RKKR4
- "Spectrum, security and IPv6 key to Internet of Things success, says Ofcom" #IoT http://t.co/EI8aUP6tBE