Posts By: jasonb

Globalization of the IANA Functions Contract Explained

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You have probably heard some buzz lately about a recent announcement from the U.S. government about plans to transition oversight of the IANA functions contract to the global multistakeholder community. Headlines in the news have ranged from U.S. to relinquish remaining control over the Internet to The Internet Is About to Take Its Next Giant Evolutionary Leap. Let’s take a look at what is really happening.

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Podcast: ARIN XXVII Draft Policies

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This is a podcast, produced by ARIN staff, focusing on draft policies up for discussion at the ARIN XXVII Public Policy and Members Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The meeting will take place 10-13 April 2011. ARIN’s Public Policy Meetings are an integral part of the Internet number resource policy development process, bringing togetherRead 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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Things are Heating Up in the Caribbean

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The Caribbean Internet community is an integral part of ARIN with a unique set of operational, regulatory, political, and infrastructure challenges. Getting our island colleagues involved in the policy process is critical to making sure Internet number resource distribution policies meet their needs, and we make sure they are included in our region-wide educational outreachRead More

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