Going Green: Contributing to a More Sustainable Future

At ARIN, we are committed to not only bettering the Internet and our community, but also the environment as well. A few years ago, an ARIN Board member asked us to look for ways to become a greener organization – and we were up to the task. We have taken several steps to work towards addressing and reducing our carbon footprint. One of the biggest areas we decided to focus on is travel. All ARIN…

"Going Green: Contributing to a More Sustainable Future"

A Halloween Special: Test Drive at ARIN 44 with Jan & Jesse

We’re gearing up for ARIN 44 in Austin, Texas this October and wanted to share information about an exciting opportunity for our meeting attendees: test driving. Maybe you noticed that we launched a brand new arin.net this year? Community input was critical every step of the way, but that launch does not mean we’re done seeking your feedback. We want to continue making informed improvements to the website, and we look forward to seeing you…

"A Halloween Special: Test Drive at ARIN 44 with Jan & Jesse"

ARIN’s Policy Development Process – Coming Soon to Wherever You Are

You asked, we delivered. At a recent Public Policy and Members (PPMM) Meeting we had a request from the community to offer the Policy Development Process Tutorial as a webinar, and we thought it was a great idea! At the start of each PPMM meeting, we offer a Policy Development Process Tutorial and a Newcomer Orientation for those who are new to an ARIN meeting and want to learn more about what to expect. We…

"ARIN’s Policy Development Process – Coming Soon to Wherever You Are"

How to Request an ASN from ARIN

You may know that ARIN assists many organizations in obtaining Internet number resources, including IPv6, IPv4, and ASNs. Over the years, policies and procedures have changed.  These changes have influenced the way you would request an ASN from ARIN. ASN: Back to Basics Let’s start from the beginning. ASN stands for Autonomous System Number.  It is a number that is used to define a group of routing prefixes that maintains a unique routing policy that…

"How to Request an ASN from ARIN"

Where Does Waiting List Address Space Come From?

You may remember that our free pool of IPv4 address space depleted in September 2015. As a result, the IPv4 Waiting List policy is the only way an organization may request IPv4 addresses aside from the special purpose policies. (The two special purpose policies are the NRPM 4.10 Micro-allocations policy and the NRPM 4.10 Dedicated IPv4 block to facilitate IPv6 Deployment policy.)  Of course, organizations may also participate in the transfer market in order to obtain…

"Where Does Waiting List Address Space Come From?"

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…

"ARIN Bits: September 2019"

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…

"Sharing Your Experience with our Registration Services Team"