The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) announced today (27 September 2011) the publication of ARIN Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM) version 2011.4. As an active member of the ARIN community and an elected member of the ARIN Advisory Council (AC), I am always excited to see new policies implemented (yes, I’m a special breed […]
[UPDATE 27-SEP-2011: Draft Policy ARIN-2010-14 has been implemented in ARIN NRPM 2011.4!] Well, I am a little late bringing this notice here but better that then never I guess… On 15 February 2011 the ARIN Board of Trustees adopted the following policy: Draft Policy ARIN-2010-14: Standardize IP Reassignment Registration Requirements https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2010_14.html This policy will be […]
Not overly surprisingly, APNIC officially received two more IPv4 /8 (“slash eights”) from the IANA today: Hi, The IANA IPv4 registry has been updated to reflect the allocation of two IPv4 /8 blocks to APNIC in January 2011: 39/8 and 106/8. 39/8 APNIC 2011-01 whois.apnic.net ALLOCATED 106/8 APNIC 2011-01 whois.apnic.net ALLOCATED […]
There are folks who have, in the past, cried wolf with regard to IPv4 free pool depletion and the need for IPv6 adoption. Different people had different reasons for doing so and some were likely ulterior. Since then, all of the reputable folks focusing on IPv6 deployment have removed these alarmists and distanced themselves from […]
Here we go again! As what might be my last act as a “regular” member of the ARIN community, I have decided to launch a discussion petition of ARIN-prop-125, Efficient Utilization of IPv4 Requires Dual-Stack.
In the second half of 2010 the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) started sending emails to all Points Of Contact (POCs) registered in the ARIN Whois database. Since then, I have been seeing more and more chatter about these emails – including increased traffic here on my blog. Because I am at least partially […]
The ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2010 (PP-10) recently concluded. The conference took place in Guadalajara, Mexico from Monday the 4th to Friday the 22nd of October, 2010. Many in the Internet community have long expected that this conference would focus heavily on what the ITU often calls ICT (Information and Communication Technology), what most of us […]
I am humbled and honored to be selected to serve on the AC at this key time in the Internet’s history. In less than a year (likely far less), we will run out of free/unallocated IPv4 addresses. This will (and already is) bring many challenges to bear for all of us, perhaps especially for those committed to providing stewardship for the Internet. I salute everyone willing to take on that burden and am extremely grateful that you selected me to continue my work in this area as a member of the AC.
I have been asked to present draft policy 2010-14 to the ARIN Government Working Group (AGWG) during their meeting tomorrow morning. The proposed policy formally codifies many best current practices for IPv4 reassignment registration and fills in many holes in current IPv6 WHOIS policy as well.