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Linking It All Together

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Late last year, ARIN officially joined the world of social media, launching a Twitter account, a Facebook account, and a YouTube channel. We followed that up by launching this lovely microsite earlier this year. We’ve done all of this for a few reasons. We wanted to open more channels for you to find us, toRead More

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ARIN and IPv6 at Def Con

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[Editor’s Note: Below is a guest blog from the ARIN Network Operations Manager, Matt Ryanczak. This was originally posted on the Def Con blog at https://www.defcon.org/html/links/dc-speakerscorner.html#arin-ryanczak.] ARIN and IPv6 at Def Con By Matt Ryanczak, ARIN Network Operations Manager I’ve been lucky enough to witness some pretty remarkable events during my career in information technology.Read More

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Things are Heating Up in the Caribbean

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The Caribbean Internet community is an integral part of ARIN with a unique set of operational, regulatory, political, and infrastructure challenges. Getting our island colleagues involved in the policy process is critical to making sure Internet number resource distribution policies meet their needs, and we make sure they are included in our region-wide educational outreachRead More

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Your Guide to Policy Proposals Under Discussion

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Every year, ARIN and the North American Network Operators’ Group (NANOG) combine forces for a week-long technical and policy extravaganza. NANOG’s technical program comes first, followed by the ARIN Public Policy Meeting. Between the two groups, we fill all the gaps in the schedule with workshops, social events, and networking opportunities. This year those back-to-backRead More

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IPv4: Hoarding and Black Markets and Fraud, Oh My!

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Team ARIN has been talking a lot about IPv6, why you need it, how to get it, and how to deploy it — but what about IPv4? Ever wonder what ARIN is doing to protect this rapidly diminishing resource? As IPv4 runout approaches, we figure the likelihood of nefarious behavior will increase, so our community is taking action to use resources judiciously and limit abuses.

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Guest Blog: Reflection on ARIN XXV

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[Editor’s Note: Below is a guest blog from the ARIN XXV Meeting Fellow from Canada, Steve Bertrand. This was originally posted at http://ipv6canada.com/?p=63. His views are his own.] Reflection on ARIN XXV By: Steve Bertrand This post documents my experience of the ARIN XXV meeting that occurred in Toronto, April 18-21, 2010. It is veryRead More

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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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