ACSP Suggestion 2010.8: display IPv4 run-out application on an iPod Touch during tradeshows


Author: Louie Lee   
Submitted On: 21 April 2010

Description: When you are giving out prizes at a convention booth, if you are giving out an iPod Touch, you might put one on a counter-top display with the’s IPv4 run-out app running. (I already mentioned this to Megan in the hall.)

Timeframe: Immediate

Status: Closed   Updated: 28 April 2010

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ARIN Comment

28 April 2010

Thank you for your suggestion (2010.8) to display the IPv4 run-out application on an iPod Touch we may give away as a raffle prize during tradeshows.

ARIN has been careful to not advertise a flag date for IPv4 depletion in its outreach campaigns. We have found some audiences take what ARIN says to them in a very literal way. Audiences have always wanted ARIN to give them the exact date of depletion to help them plan, but we have purposefully given approximations inside a six-month window. IPv4 depletion is dependent upon community demand and it is not possible for us to provide an exact number of days to depletion with confidence. The application is an estimation being made by, not ARIN.

However, since so many people are interested, we will consider placing the and other similar countdown applications on a giveaway iPod Touch to show the variety of predictions. This suggestion is now closed. Thank you for participating in the ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process.