ARIN Reaches Final /8 of IPv4 Address Space

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On 23 April 2014, ARIN’s IPv4 address inventory dropped to 1.00 /8 (the equivalent of 16,777,216 addresses) which triggered the final phase of our IPv4 Countdown Plan. Read the official ARIN announcement on this milestone. What is the answer to IPv4 depletion? IPv4 depletion should come as no surprise to anyone and clearly underscores the need for IPv6. The sheer size of the IPv6 address pool will more than meet the needs of the growing Internet now, and well into the future.

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Interop Las Vegas: Doubling Down on IPv6

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Last week, we carved out a corner of the Interop Las Vegas expo floor for any attendees with questions about IPv4, IPv6, ARIN technical services, and so forth. To our delight, we were flooded from start to finish with all manner of organizations from across the region, and questions on nearly every topic! The biggest topic, of course, is IPv6 adoption. More organizations asked us about how to get IPv6 deployed than ever before, and with good reason.

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A Process of Refining Policies

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The Atlanta PPC was a good example of the how the ARIN policy process works, it is a process of refinement. Proposals and draft policies go through multiple reviews and revisions before being accepted as Policy and added to the Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM) or abandoned along the way.

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2013 Internet Governance Year in Review

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As the year draws to an end, I want to share a look at what ARIN has been doing and what we will need to do going forward in the world of Internet Governance. It has been a quiet year in comparison to 2012, when we faced more challenges to our community than we have ever seen, culminating in the ITU World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12).

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Hear It from a Resource Analyst

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By Cathy Clements, Principal Resource Analyst, ARIN I have worked in ARIN’s Registration Services Department (RSD) for just about 16 years. RSD processes requests for Internet number resource allocations, assignments, and transfers and maintains such records. The core function of our team is to analyze requests for resources, determine if they qualify under current policy,Read More

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