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Adventures in UI Improvement

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Every site has different needs and issues that need addressing, and it can be challenging to fix existing issues while developing new features. We recently took the time to step back and take a hard look at our ARIN Online user interface (UI). The bad news: there is a lot of work to do, and it will be a painstaking and complex process. The good news: the ARIN team is ready for it.

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ARIN on the Road: Coming Attractions

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Since 2010, ARIN on the Road has been your chance to see the human face of ARIN while staying up to date on the latest happenings. These one-day, no-cost educational events cover everything from requesting IP addresses and Autonomous System Numbers (ASNs), to the status of IPv6 adoption, to current policy discussions and ARIN technical services such as DNSSEC and resource certification.

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the New Whois: RDAP

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In the summer of 2015, you may have heard about a new service ARIN was rolling out called the Registration Data Access Protocol, or RDAP. Perhaps you understood that it was intended to be a successor to the Whois protocol, but you weren’t clear on the specifics. Maybe you weren’t even aware of the need for a replacement. And come on, what really makes RDAP better than Whois? The answer is a lot and if you’re not using it by now, you should be.

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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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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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Help ARIN Choose the Next Meeting Location

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In your everyday life, you pick the music you want to listen to, choose which specialty coffee you want to drink, but what you may not realize, is that you can also help determine ARIN’s future meeting locations. Recently, while sitting at my desk looking for a network connectivity sponsor for ARIN 39 (2-5 April 2017), I started receiving gentle nudges from two potential host cities asking us to make a decision.

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