ACSP Suggestion 2017.9: Changes to IP Address Widget


Author: Robert Seastrom   
Submitted On: 05 April 2017

Description: The main page of ought to show both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses in the “Your IPv[46] address is” field to dual stacked hosts, with a background color change and explanatory text to indicate a warning when the client appears to be coming from a single stacked IPv4 host.

Value to Community: Some members of the public use’s main page as their “what is my IP address” go-to resource. Warning when the client does not appear to be dual-stacked will help raise awareness of the importance of IPv6 adoption. The submitter does not consider single stacked IPv6-only clients to be an error or warning condition.

Timeframe: Not specified

Status: Open   Updated: 10 April 2018

Tracking Information

ARIN Comment

19 April 2017

Thank you for your suggestion, numbered 2017.9 upon confirmed receipt, to make changes to the IP address widget that appears at the top of to indicate to visitors the IP address they are using to access the site.

We agree it can be beneficial to users to see improved information about how they are connecting to the ARIN website and that it could act as an additional motivation for IPv6 adoption. We will investigate available implementation options and make this new feature a requirement of our website redesign that begins in Q2 of 2017.

Thank you for participating in the ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process. Your suggestion will remain open until implemented.

ARIN Comment

10 April 2018

This suggestion is not on the 2018 Work Plan and will be considered as part of the Community Consultation on Open ACSPs in April 2018. This consultation will serve as one of the inputs to help determine which suggestions will be included ARIN’s 2019 Work Plan.