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Live from Toronto!

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The ARIN XXV Public Policy and Members Meeting is well underway, and it’s going great! We’ve got about 150 people here in Toronto and over 60 more participating remotely. Hallway conversations are lively and the policy discussions are really interesting. Yesterday we had about 50 people in the First Timers’ Luncheon, where they got toRead More

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Welcome to the new TeamARIN site!

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We’ll use this site to update you on the outreach and educational activities we’re doing in our region to spread the word about ARIN’s community-supported policy process, the impending depletion of IPv4 address space and the ongoing deployment of IPv6, and any other issues that come up along the way. There’s the calendar of events,Read More

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The ARIN XXV Public Policy and Members Meeting

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The ARIN XXV Public Policy and Members Meeting will be in Toronto from 18-21 April. We’ll bring industry professionals, government representatives, and Internet community leaders together to discuss current and proposed Internet number resource policy in an open forum. But ARIN meetings are more than just policy discussions. There will be a special session forRead More

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Getting Resources from ARIN

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Getting Internet number resources like IPv4 and IPv6 address space and ASNs is a relatively simple and straightforward process. The official request forms and technical information are on the ARIN website at https://www.arin.net/resources/, but this will give you a brief introduction to how the process works. Step 1: Review the resource requirements in ARIN’s NumberRead More

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IPv4 / IPv6: The Bottom Line

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We started hearing about IPv4 depletion in the mid-1990s, when distribution mechanisms and classful addressing made it a legitimate concern. Then the IETF did three significant things to ensure sustainable growth on the Internet: Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) – This allowed variable length subnet addressing, moving away from only three standard block sizes and makingRead More

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