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:

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.