Celebrating Women in ICT Day: Getting to Know the Women of ARIN

Today is International Women in Information Communications Technology (ICT) Day! This day is celebrated every year in April and it aims to empower and highlight women with careers in ICT. We support women who have an interest in pursuing careers in ICT, and are proud to say we currently employ 38 women here at ARIN – which is half of our staff! On this special day, we’d like to take a moment to acknowledge the…

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Why VPNs Should Be IPv6-Enabled

It may not feel like it, but the Internet has been on the verge of seizing up for years. Like a city running out of space to build homes, the web is experiencing a serious shortage of new IPv4 addresses. And, just as cities adopt vertical building techniques to create more space, technicians have created a way out- IPv6. What is IPv6? IPv6 is the latest form of the Internet Protocol (IP), which provides a…

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ARIN 43 Day 3 Daily Recap

Today marks the third and final day of our meeting. What a week it’s been! After enjoying our last breakfast together, we headed in to the Members Meeting portion of the agenda for the final round of presentations. Members meetings are open to everyone. In the morning, we heard updates from our various heads of department here at ARIN. First up was Susan Hamlin, Senior Director of Communications and Member Services. She introduced the members…

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ARIN 43 Day 2 Daily Recap

Welcome back to day two of ARIN 43! We had another exciting and busy day with interesting presentations, important discussions, and lots of networking. For those who are unable to be here in person, it’s easy to join us remotely for tomorrow’s session. You can watch our online webcast, follow along with our live transcript, and participate through chat. Please register before tomorrow so we can add you to the chat rooms. Vitamin Sea & Public Policy…

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ARIN 43 Day 1 Daily Recap

Welcome to Barbados! ARIN 43 is officially underway in colorful Bridgetown. We began the meeting yesterday with our Newcomer Orientation and Policy Development Process Tutorial. We love providing these informational sessions to welcome newcomers to our meeting and make sure everyone has access to the information they need in order to participate. We enjoyed seeing many new and returning faces at the happy hour that followed these sessions. For those who are unable to be…

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Get to Know the Draft Policies Under Discussion at ARIN 43

With ARIN 43 fast approaching, we are excited to bring our community together and facilitate one of ARIN’s prime directives: the development of policy by the community for the management of IP addresses and Autonomous System Numbers. Our biannual Public Policy and Members Meetings are the cornerstone of our Policy Development Process (PDP), and they rely upon you, the community, to be successful. To help newcomers and seasoned veterans alike, below is a look at the Draft Policies…

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Microsoft works toward IPv6-only single stack network

Microsoft CSEO IPv6 Case Study  My job at Microsoft CSEO (used to be called IT) is to have our end-users be IPv6-only. All our corporate and VPN networks are dual-stack, but our ultimate goal is to run a single stack in the network. Of course, it won’t happen overnight because we have a huge environment. We currently support over 220,000 users in around 800 offices globally. Our biggest user population has over 100,000 users in…

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How ARIN Can Help Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs)

ARIN @ CanWISP 2019 Last week ARIN attended the Canadian Association of Wireless Internet Service Providers (CanWISP) in Gatineau, Quebec 26-27 March. John Sweeting (Senior Director, Registration Services) and I were in attendance to operate a help desk and give a presentation entitled “What Every WISP Needs To Know About ARIN.” Based on our successful visits to other WISP events, such as WISPAPALOOZA, we knew there was a lot of information we could offer the…

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Introducing the ARIN 43 Fellows!

We’re busy getting ready to head to Barbados for our next Public Policy and Members Meeting, ARIN 43. We’d like to introduce the 13 new and returning fellows that will be joining us in Bridgetown. Over the last ten years we’ve welcomed 123 fellows to our meetings in order to expand our educational outreach and add new voices to our public policy discussions. With this new group of fellows, we’ve pushed that number to 136!…

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Under the Hood of the New ARIN.net

On 2 March 2019, ARIN deployed its new website, a project that at its zenith required the focus and work of more than half of all ARIN staff and constituted one of the biggest software deployments in the history of the company. This may seem like a large amount of effort just to change the look and feel of our website, but there was much, much more going on behind the scenes. While this article…

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