IPv4

Attend ARIN XXVIII in Your Pajamas: Remote Participation Option

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The ARIN XXVIII Public Policy and Members Meeting is right around the corner, and we’re looking forward to some lively discussions! There are eight draft policies on the docket: ARIN-2011-8: Combined M&A and Specified Transfers ARIN-2011-7: Compliance Requirement ARIN-2011-10: Remove Single Aggregate requirement from Specified Transfer ARIN-2011-11: Clarify Justified Need for Transfers ARIN-2011-12: Set TransferRead More

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The IANA IPv4 Free Pool has Depleted

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The global free pool of IPv4 depleted on this day, 3 February 2011. This historic event was reported by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, which allocated two IPv4 address blocks to APNIC and then its final five /8 blocks to each of the five Regional Internet Registries per global policy. IPv4 exceeded all of theRead 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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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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