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To Squat or not to Squat?

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Recently I got an email from a colleague at a sizable ISP. He said his executive vice president wanted to know whether it was safer to use 22.0.0.0/8 or 30.0.0.0/8 for additional RFC1918 address space. I have to say I was shocked. I thought maybe I didn’t understand him. I rewrote back,

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Creating an Enabling Environment for IPv6 Adoption

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For the past 8 months I’ve been helping to establish a well-planned document for the Internet Governance Forum Best Practices Forum (IGF BPF). I was asked to lend my expertise to help pull together a guide for non-technical audiences that addresses the challenges enterprises, governments, public and private partnerships can face when planning an IPv6 deployment at the global, regional and local levels.

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Let the Internet Grow

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From the first email sent in 1971 to today, the Internet has grown astronomically. Statistics show there are more than three billion Internet users worldwide at this moment, and that number is only growing. In the midst of recent headlines that Facebook alone attracts more than 1 billion active users a day, it’s amazing just how large that truly is.

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ARIN 36 Day 2 Daily Recap

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Today marked the last day of the ARIN 36 Public Policy and Members Meeting in Montreal, Canada. A big shout out to those of you who participated both in person and remotely online. The level of dialogue was high and your insightful commentary was a valuable contribution within the ARIN policy development process.

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ARIN 36 Day 1 Daily Recap

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In la belle ville Montreal, Quebec, ARIN 36 Public Policy and Members Day 1 kicked off with participants from around the world. We heard lots of engaging conversations throughout the day are looking forward to more to follow tomorrow. If you weren’t able to make it onsite or online for today’s activities, here’s a short and sweet recap of what happened.

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Meet the ARIN 36 Fellows

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Only a few days are left until we head to Montreal for ARIN 36 Public Policy and Members Meeting. We’re getting excited and hope you are too! While you are at ARIN 36 make sure you take the time to introduce yourself to our nine fellows. Since the ARIN Fellowship Program began, more than 50 people have had the opportunity to participate

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So Many Tweets, So Little IPv4

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Since we announced that ARIN has zero IPv4 addresses remaining in inventory, we’ve heard a lot of social chatter around this historic event for the Internet. In fact, there have been thousands of tweets over the past few days – everything from the humorous to the serious. We couldn’t possibly share them all, but here are a few that made us crack a smile

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ARIN Reaches IPv4 Depletion

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ARIN’s IPv4 free pool has depleted. This is an important milestone for the Internet as now we now usher in the age of IPv6. As previously described in this blog series, ARIN has been placing /24s on hold for organizations over the past few months. This occurred when an organization qualified for a larger block size, but was given the option to accept our only available block size (/24) available at the time.

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Embracing the Shift in the Internet’s Architecture

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Earlier this month, PRNews featured an editorial penned by our CEO, Peter Stanton, on the need for PR professionals to take a critical look at their network infrastructure in relation to IPv6. The editorial was written with IPv4 depletion in mind, but also served to give our peers in the PR industry a window into our recent experience transitioning the firm’s website to a native IPv6 platform.

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IPv4 Depletion Update

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Earlier this week ARIN and the other RIRs received a distribution of IPv4 address space from the IANA in accordance with their Global Policy for Post Exhaustion IPv4 Allocation Mechanisms. ARIN was issued a total of a /14 worth of IPv4 address space composed of one /15 block and two /16 blocks.

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