You have IPv6 address space, now what?

Once you received IPv6 address space, what did you do with it? We recently went on social media and asked you to share the very first step you took after obtaining IPv6 address space. After all, an IPv6 deployment happens one step at a time. Here’s a look at what some of you had to say: We gathered the network teams and applications teams together to discuss addressing plans and action item next steps. #VT…

"You have IPv6 address space, now what?"

ARIN Bits: September 2019

We’re gearing up for fall and it promises to be a busy one! In this edition of ARIN Bits, you’ll learn about ARIN 44 in Austin, ARIN Elections, the first ARIN Community Grant recipients, our upcoming outreach events, our latest Internet Governance efforts, and more. If you missed any previous editions of Bits and want to catch up, you can find them on our ARIN Bits archive page. We want to see YOU at ARIN 44…

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Granted – Empowering Projects to Improve the Internet

This year we kicked off the ARIN Community Grant Program that is designed to provide financial grants in support of initiatives that improve the overall Internet industry and Internet user environment and benefit the Internet community within the ARIN service region. In the very first year of the program we were pleased to receive 23 applications for funding which, in total, amounted to more than $350,000 in requests. Thank you to everyone who took the…

"Granted – Empowering Projects to Improve the Internet"

What is an Orphaned POC or Org ID and How Do I Know If I Have One?

We recently received a question about whether it’s possible to check to see if your Point of Contact (POC) or Organization Identification (Org ID) has been orphaned, and we thought it might be helpful to share some additional information on this topic with the community. What is an Orphaned POC or Org ID, and how does it all work? In general, a POC and Org ID are considered “orphaned” if they have not been associated…

"What is an Orphaned POC or Org ID and How Do I Know If I Have One?"

Sharing Your Experience with our Registration Services Team

It’s no secret that we truly value customer feedback here at ARIN. It’s always been a key part of our decision making process, and it helps us know that we are providing the exceptional service our customers deserve. We have many ways of collecting feedback from you, our community, including the ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process (ACSP), the Feedback Button on our website, Customer Surveys, Ask ARIN Tickets, social media, telephone calls and more. As part…

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New POCs on the Block

You’ve Got the Right Stuff Many of you may already know that we have a suggestion process in place for our community members to submit their thoughts and ideas for how we can better serve you. We always take the time to review these suggestions, and sometimes implement your ideas! We recently received two separate suggestions from different ARIN community members asking us to add two new types of optional Points of Contact (POCs) to…

"New POCs on the Block"

Testament to the Adaptability of the Internet

SolarNetOne IPv6 Case Study I am continually impressed by the adaptability of the Internet’s underlying structure. It can bring so many disparate groups with different interests and goals to work together toward the common aim of making our systems interoperate correctly. The network’s response to the challenges of IPv4 depletion by producing IPv6 is a great example of that process.  As the founder of SolarNetOne, we have made every service on every host on every…

"Testament to the Adaptability of the Internet"

What Is Stateless Architecture and What Does It Mean for ARIN?

You may have heard during our past few Public Policy and Members Meetings that we’ve been working on moving towards a “stateless architecture.” If you’re in the dark about what this means for ARIN Online as well as future downtime and upgrades, read on for a quick Q&A with Andy Newton, our Chief Engineer. 1. Can you explain what stateless architecture means in terms of ARIN’s systems? This refers to ARIN Online and how it…

"What Is Stateless Architecture and What Does It Mean for ARIN?"

Why is IPv6 faster?

Guest Blog I’ve written several blogs about how IPv6 is faster, and how that results in higher Google search rankings, and that’s good for sales. My presentation at NANOG76 went into it at some depth. The question everyone asks: Why is IPv6 faster? I don’t know. So let’s look at some measurements. This is from APNIC data, using the ten largest mobile carriers in the world, where I know what transition mechanism they’re using. There…

"Why is IPv6 faster?"

Questions Network Operators Ask – NANOG 76

Last week we had an ARIN Help Desk at NANOG 76 in Washington, D.C. I was happy to be there to help attendees with their registry needs and get a sense for the most-pressing concerns for network operators. NANOG is a great community, and we’re happy to be a part of it. We had quite a few people come to us with questions that were as varied as a typical week on the phones. People…

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