Guest Blog

My Experience as an ARIN Fellow

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During my time as an ARIN Fellow, I learned that Internet number resource policies in the ARIN region are developed entirely by the community. Every word of the Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM) undergoes rigorous examination in a transparent, community-driven, bottom-up policy development process.

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You probably have IPv6. Turn it on!

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Thanks to a massive amount of time and effort, there are now a large number of ISPs, data centres, cloud services, and software that now support IPv6 in the United States and around the world. Actual adoption of IPv6 in production is slowly increasing globally, but is still lower than it could be.

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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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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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Are Service Providers Ready for IPv6?

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Worldwide, the transition to IPv6 has begun — but just how ready are communication service providers for this change? ARIN is expected to join regional Internet registries in Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific in exhausting public IPv4 addresses soon. Globally, this means that the number of remaining public IPv4 pools available to service providers to hand out to customers is running out

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