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 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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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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Get your apps ready for IPv6

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With IPv4 depletion at critical levels, the pressure to transition to IPv6 has never been higher. For years, network engineers and planners have been upgrading routers and configuring networks to prepare for the new protocol, but many remain unsure whether or not their custom-built applications and commercial-off-the-shelf software packages are IPv6-ready.

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