Third-Party Vendors and IPv6
To fulfill our mission, ARIN relies on many external third-party services. Though we actively seek vendors that are both IPv4- and IPv6-capable, there are several factors that are evaluated during the vendor selection process including cost, features, stability, security, and location. In some cases, finding a viable competitor that meets all these criteria can be challenging.
As of November 2023, ARIN has four third-party services that lack IPv6 capability:
- Eballot.com: An election service
- Statuspage.io: A status and incident communication tool.
- SurveyMonkey: An online survey tool.
- Swoogo.com: A meeting registration service
All external vendors are reevaluated at the time of contract renewal, which includes a scan for potential new vendors who may be better able to meet all selection criteria, including IPv6 capability.