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IPv4 is depleted. Now what?

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It has been more than three months since ARIN’s free pool of IPv4 address space depleted, and we have seen a few interesting trends in the registration operation since then. The waiting list for unmet requests has grown to over 200 organizations and the relative rate of incoming IPv4 free pool requests has decreased.

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2015 Year in Review

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2015 was an exciting here at ARIN. While we are gearing up for 2016, I thought it would be interesting to recap this eventful year. I am fairly certain you heard that we ran out of IPv4 addresses in September. Even though we had been preparing (and informing the community) about this for years, it was a big deal for us when it happened.

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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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