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ARIN Opens IPv6 Wiki Site

Posted: Thu, 19 Jul 2007

As directed by the ARIN Board of Trustees in its 7 May 2007 IPv6 resolution, ARIN continues to look for ways to assist the community by providing education and outreach on migration to IPv6. Today ARIN opens a new wiki-based site as an open forum for the ARIN community. All interested individuals in the community are invited to use the site, at http://www.getipv6.info, to post information they believe may be helpful to others looking at implementations or migrations of networks to IPv6. This can include recommended practices, success stories, case studies, and general information on using IPv6 in the ARIN region. The intent is to create a site that is useful and relevant, particularly to those involved with IPv6 within the ARIN region, by taking advantage of the incredible range of knowledge available in the ARIN community.

As is the case with all wiki-based websites, this site will be an open and organic repository of information. What appears on the site will be up to the community, with only minimal involvement by ARIN staff. To help begin and frame the focus of the site, some relevant links back to ARIN's main website have been added, and general policies regarding acceptable use and privacy have been created and posted.

Those unfamiliar with wiki-based websites should review the MediaWiki User's Guide at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki_User's_Guide before getting started. As the site develops and grows, ARIN staff involvement will be limited to assisting or organizing navigation and highlighting specific content articles or categories. Individuals with questions or suggestions about this site may send them to webmaster@arin.net.

ARIN looks forward to the community taking this small "seed" and developing it into a resource that has value to everyone.

Regards,

Member Services Department
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

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