Posts by Richard Jimmerson
Richard Jimmerson, COO, and John Sweeting, CCO, share how ARIN plans to increase its focus and community engagement around RPKI to continue ensuring safe and accurate routing services at ARIN.
Richard Jimmerson, COO, addresses recent discussions that have suggested there is ongoing “misuse” of the IPv4 transfer market, and explores the issue of criminal activity on the Internet in more detail.
We're happy to introduce an operations-focused blog series to update you on the development of new services, highlights about our existing services, and any plans to modify our overall registry service offerings. Richard Jimmerson, COO, kicks off the series with information about our recent outage.
As a part of our efforts to collect formal feedback from you, we conduct a Customer Satisfaction Survey about every three years. Here is a recap of the results from our latest survey!
From 30 November – 20 December we will be conducting a survey to determine the current level of customer satisfaction with our services and to inform a path forward to make future improvements.
It has been five years since the World IPv6 Launch facilitated by the Internet Society, and we’ve seen an enormous amount of IPv6 deployments in the ARIN region since then. Today, we joining in celebrating the achievements of our community to make IPv6 the new normal.
Richard Jimmerson, CIO, explains why feedback from our community is a critical element to our operations and shares the various ways you can provide it.
It has been more than three months since ARIN’s free pool of IPv4 address space depleted, and we have seen a few interesting trends in the registration operation since then. The waiting list for unmet requests has grown to over 200 organizations and the relative rate of incoming IPv4 free pool requests has decreased.
ARIN’s IPv4 free pool has depleted. This is an important milestone for the Internet as now we now usher in the age of IPv6. As previously described in this blog series, ARIN has been placing /24s on hold for organizations over the past few months. This occurred when an organization qualified for a larger block size, but was given the option to accept our only available block size (/24) available at the time.
Earlier this week ARIN and the other RIRs received a distribution of IPv4 address space from the IANA in accordance with their Global Policy for Post Exhaustion IPv4 Allocation Mechanisms. ARIN was issued a total of a /14 worth of IPv4 address space composed of one /15 block and two /16 blocks.
As described in an announcement on 1 July 2015, ARIN has activated the Unmet Requests Policy. Organizations are currently electing to accept block sizes smaller than those for which they qualified or are electing to be placed on the Waiting List for Unmet Requests. So far, 21 organizations have elected to be placed on the waiting list and ARIN expects there to be over 100 soon.
We expect to take registration actions this week that will activate ARIN’s policy for unmet requests. For the first time, it is expected an organization will receive a block size smaller than they qualified for, and/or an organization will be placed on the waiting list for unmet requests.
At the time of this post, there is only .15 of a /8 remaining in the ARIN IPv4 free pool. The largest prefix that remains available is a /11. Within days, that /11 will either be issued to a qualifying organization, or broken down to make smaller prefixes available for organizations who have qualified for a block size that falls between a /11 and the next available block size in inventory.
Today we have .20 of a /8 remaining in the ARIN IPv4 free pool. At the same time, we have over 200 open tickets from organizations requesting IPv4 address space from that free pool. These requests are for sizes ranging from a /23 to larger than a /16. This does not count the many open tickets we have for /24s.
Here at ARIN we have been actively discussing the depletion of the IPv4 free pool for many years. Our goal has been to prepare the Internet community for the day when we can no longer issue IPv4 address space to those who need it. As that day approaches, there has been increased interest in how IPv4 addresses are issued and what the options are after we reach depletion.
Earlier this year I wrote a blog to ask you take ARIN’s first ever customer satisfaction survey, and today I am pleased to share with you the results from the survey. 699 respondents answered questions ranging from: How satisfied are you with ARIN in meeting your organization’s needs? to How can ARIN improve customer service? We received large amounts of interesting feedback from this survey that we will use to improve your Internet number registry experience with us.
ARIN isn’t an organization I can stay away from for long. I served a number of roles at ARIN over the course of 13 years, before moving to the Internet Society to implement new programs focused on deploying key Internet technologies. I was excited to have the opportunity to return to ARIN and lead efforts to hone our focus on the customer and improve the way we serve our community.
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