We are well into our 2017 schedule of crisscrossing the ARIN service region to bring updates on ARIN activities and services, and most importantly to engage with you, our community and customers.
This past week, I attended the Digital Healthcare Summer Summit and 2016 BIO International Convention on behalf of ARIN. You might be wondering what one of the Regional Internet Registries and healthcare have in common.
Since 2010, ARIN on the Road has been your chance to see the human face of ARIN while staying up to date on the latest happenings. These one-day, no-cost educational events cover everything from requesting IP addresses and Autonomous System Numbers (ASNs), to the status of IPv6 adoption, to current policy discussions and ARIN technical services such as DNSSEC and resource certification.
Last week I was honored to represent ARIN and participate in an ISOC Puerto Rico Chapter event co-sponsored by the HETS University Consortium.
Every year, the Postel Scholarship Program provides funding for network operators from developing nations to attend back-to-back NANOG and ARIN meetings. The scholarship honors the life and work of Jon Postel, a significant contributor to the development of Internet standards and protocols.
With opening his computer, removing his watch, and stretching his fingers, ARIN’s President and CEO John Curran prepared to type. And type he did! Last Wednesday, John hosted a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) session to raise awareness of the need for IPv6 deployment as we rapidly approach IPv4 address runout.
Last week ARIN set up shop in the Las Vegas Convention Center alongside a veritable ocean of technology experts and gadget gurus. From automotive technology to personal drones, one of CES’ main themes revolved around all the exciting ways that new devices could connect and take advantage of the Internet. ARIN Booth at CES. Most of the new gadgets at CES are identified by and will connect to the Internet using IP addresses, which are anything but new.
This week ARIN is at CES, the largest technology tradeshow of the year. We will be reaching out to consumer electronics industry movers and shakers to educate them about the importance of deploying IPv6 on all public facing web services. In the video below, one of the founding fathers of the Internet, Vint Cerf, explains the issue. Stop by our booth in Tech East to discuss why IPv6 needs to be at the top of your company’s technology goals for 2015. You want to be reaching the whole Internet, not just part of it.
If you’ve been involved in the Internet community for any length of time, then you know we can’t speak more than a couple minutes without dropping 1 or 2 (or 10) acronyms at a time. Well, here’s one more to add to the alphabet soup – the CRISP team, short for the Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal (CRISP) team. The CRISP team was established by the five RIRs (there we go again, the Regional Internet Registries) to develop a single proposal on behalf of the numbers community for the IANA Stewardship Transition to the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG).
This week, ARIN trekked north to the wilds to Manhattan for Interop New York. Surrounded by networking gurus and cloud specialists, we were pleased, but hardly surprised, to see that IPv6 awareness has never been higher. Most passersby had already requested an IPv6 address block for testing purposes, and many were fully deploying it across their networks. Major roadblocks appear few and far between, and many organizations were simply waiting for their upstream providers to turn on IPv6 for them, or for their IPv4 allocations to run out. With nothing major getting in the way of IPv6 deployment, many eyes have turned to the dwindling pool of IPv4 remaining in the ARIN region, which, at the time of this posting, lies at a minute 0.66 /8 equivalents: down five percent from the beginning of Interop, and down nearly 50 percent since Interop Las Vegas ended in April of this year.
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