ARIN (American Registry of Internet Numbers), the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for Canada, the US, and parts of the Caribbean recently held it’s 31st Public Policy Meeting (PPM), dubbed ARIN 31. All meeting materials, including handouts, presentations, and video archives are now available on the ARIN website. There were a total of four draft policies [...]
Long time IPv4 observer and prognosticator Tony Hain has just published a new report on ARINs IPv4 free pool with a new projection for exhaustion. Titled “Thoughts on the ARIN burn rate projections,” the report looks at a fairly recent rush of what are apparently new (to ARIN) organizations in “slow start” (31 organizations which [...]
The fall ARIN meeting is just around the corner and that, of course, means it’s election time again.
With the Autumnal Equinox behind us, fall is in the air and that means we are nearing the next ARIN PPM: ARIN XXX! It will be held 24-26 October 2012 in Dallas, TX. Of course an impending ARIN Public Policy Meeting means that it’s time for me to provide a policy update, so, here it is! [...]
Now that the dust has settled after another successful ARIN Public Policy Meeting (PPM), it’s time for a quick ARIN policy update. Today I’ll be covering just actions taken since ARIN XXIX in Vancouver. I’ll wait to post about new and existing draft policies until we get closer to the next PPM; ARIN XXX in [...]
The following draft policies are currently on the AC’s docket and will be discussed at ARIN XXIX in Vancouver.
An update on policy changes that are no longer under discussion, because they have been adopted by the ARIN Board and implemented by ARIN staff. While these policies will not be discussed at ARIN XXIX, they are important to understand for two reasons. First, they have altered the ARIN Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM) which may affect your next interaction with ARIN. Second, they provide some background and history on the current policy debates. You may be able to glean a sense of where the ARIN community’s focus is (or at least has most recently been) by understanding the policy changes which have made it through to adoption following the previous PPM.
At long last, there is a shared transition space available for all who need it: 100.64.0.0/10 The whois comments provide a brief explanation of this new block: This block is used as Shared Address Space. [...] Shared Address Space can only be used in Service Provider networks or on routing equipment that is able to [...]
As a member of the ARIN Advisory Council (AC), I have to stay up to date on all of the goings on in the world of ARIN policy development (that’s kind of the point of the AC). These policy changes affect many people but are fairly hard to keep track of for most (most engineers [...]