Team ARIN TeamARIN is powered by YOUR participation Tue, 26 Nov 2019 18:28:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 ARIN Collaborating with Partners to Explore State of the Caribbean Internet Tue, 26 Nov 2019 18:16:49 +0000 <![CDATA[

Bevil Wooding, Director of Caribbean Affairs, shares details about an upcoming event we’re co-hosting in St Kitts from 4-5 December.

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We’re excited to announce that we will be co-hosting an inaugural symposium on the “State of the Caribbean Internet” with The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission from 4-5 December in Basseterre, St Kitts. This event will be held in collaboration with the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) and the Government of the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis. The theme is “Accelerating Development of the Caribbean Internet Economy and Society.”

There are significant and complex issues surrounding the digitalization of Caribbean economies that are not always well understood or addressed. The symposium will explore the impact of Internet-enabled technologies on governments, businesses and citizens in the Caribbean. Discussions will focus on global Internet governance and Internet policy trends, progress and challenges in achieving digital innovation, and successful Caribbean Internet development models and achievements.

The objective of the symposium is to go beyond dialogue to identify successful models and catalyze national and regional action towards Internet-enabled development in the Caribbean.

This inaugural event is part of a wider initiative by ARIN, the OECS Commission and the CTU to help accelerate development of the Caribbean Internet economy and society. It is also a precursor to a series of region-wide Internet data gathering exercises and capacity building initiatives being planned by ARIN and its partners in the Caribbean for 2020.

The State of the Caribbean Internet Symposium will be held at the St Kitts Marriott Resort. The event will be streamed live and is expected to attract a range of attendees from across the Caribbean and internationally, including Heads of State, private sector leaders, academics, investors, international development partners, and people involved in development work.  

Featured speakers at the event include ARIN President and CEO, Mr. John Curran; the Director General of the OECS Commission, Dr. Didacus Jules; the Attorney General of St Kitts and Nevis, Mr. Vincent Byron; the Secretary General of the CTU, Ms. Bernadette Lewis and the Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, Dr. Timothy Antoine.

The event is open to the public and free of charge. Registration is open on the event website.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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]]> Start IPv6 Address Planning with ARIN Wed, 20 Nov 2019 19:28:55 +0000 <![CDATA[

Are you ready to deploy IPv6 for your organization, but have questions about where to begin or how to determine the right block size? We’re excited to be offering an IPv6 Address Planning webinar next month to help answer these questions and more.

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Are you ready to deploy IPv6 for your organization, but have questions like “Where do I start?” or “What’s the right block size for me?” If so, we’re very excited to offer you a webinar that answers these questions and many more!

On 17 December and 9 January, we’ll kick off our IPv6 training efforts by bringing you an IPv6 Address Planning Basics webinar led by Jon Worley, Technical Services Lead at ARIN.

This webinar will help you better understand IPv6 address planning, how to determine the right block size for your organization, and how to plan for growth. We will include some real-life examples and even give you an opportunity try your hand at planning for your own organization! 

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Additional topics will include:

  • Comparing what you know about IPv4 and IPv6
  • Building blocks of IPv6
  • Building an address plan
  • The right block for your organization

We have two dates available for you to join the webinar: 

  • 17 December 2019 @ 1:00 PM EST
  • 9 January 2020 @ 1:00 PM EST
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As Beverly mentioned, registering is easy (and free) – you can sign up by following this link.

We’ve also pulled together a helpful video that you may want to check out prior to joining the webinar. It will help lay the foundation for the basics of IPv6 so you can get the most out of the webinar when you attend. Viewing this video is optional, but recommended.

If you have any questions about the webinar, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at

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]]> ARIN 44 Day 2 Daily Recap Fri, 01 Nov 2019 18:21:38 +0000 <![CDATA[

Today concluded the ARIN 44 Public Policy and Members Meeting in Austin, Texas. Here’s a high-level recap of everything that happened today. Thank you to all who participated, and see you at ARIN 45!

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Today marked the second and final day of the ARIN 44 Public Policy and Members Meeting. These meetings always seem to come and go in a flash! We enjoyed networking with friends old and new in Austin, Texas. Here’s a look at the final events of ARIN 44.

Dia De Los ARIN 44  

After breakfast and opening announcements, we got straight to business and entered our final policy block of the meeting:

John Sweeting, Senior Director of Registration Services, followed the policy block with his presentation about Identifier Technology Health Indicators (ITHI). He explained that the goal of this system is to track the health of the Internet’s unique identifier systems and presented a few statistics. John Curran, President and CEO, then shared the Number Resource Organization (NRO) Activities Report which contains updates about the joint work between all five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs). Kevin Blumberg, NRO Number Council (NC) Member, followed John and presented the NRO NC Report which went into a little more detail about who the NRO is and shared some high level updates from this past year. Kevin also took a few minutes to thank Jason Schiller, who served four terms on the ASO AC (2008-2019) and received a round of applause from the audience. Jennifer Bly, Public Affairs Specialist, then shared updates about this year’s brand new ARIN Community Grant Program. We want to once again congratulate our four grant recipients, and we look forward to seeing what their projects accomplish to improve the Internet for all! Richard Jimmerson, COO, and John Curran closed out this session with an Internet Routing Registry Update and an RPKI Update. We held an open mic session and then we concluded the Public Policy portion of our meeting.

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After a break, we returned to open the Members Meeting, which, as always, is open to all. Mark Kosters, Chief Technology Officer, was up first to share updates about our Engineering Department. We learned about what we’ve accomplished since ARIN 42 and heard some of Engineering’s upcoming initiatives. John Sweeting was up next to share his department update about the Registration Services team. We learned about the status of IPv4, IPv6, and current staff. Tina Morris, AC Chair, came to the microphone next to present the Advisory Council Report. She also took a moment to thank David Farmer for his 11 years of service to the Advisory Council. He was met with a warm standing ovation by the audience. Nancy Carter, Board of Trustees Treasurer, explained the state of our finances in her ARIN Financial Report, before Paul Andersen, Board of Trustees Chair, gave the final presentation of the day with his updates about the Board. He gave a few words of thanks to Regenie Frasër for her one year of service to the ARIN Board of Trustees, and another round of applause to David Farmer and Susan Hamlin for their service to the ARIN region. A wonderful way to end the meeting!

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We concluded the meeting with another open mic session where we heard words of gratitude about the Fellowship Program. What a productive, fun, and (spooky) Halloween meeting! Thank you to all who participated in ARIN 44.

If you want to refer to anything you’ve seen so far, the slides from the meeting have been posted online. In the coming days, full transcripts and webcasts from the meeting will be made available as well.

Another reminder to make sure you cast your vote in the ARIN Elections! Voting is now open and closes Friday, 8 November at 6:00 PM ET. And don’t forget to mark your calendars for ARIN 45 in Louisville, KY 26-29 April 2020. We will be accepting applications for the ARIN fellowship to ARIN 45 soon, so be sure to apply if you are interested!

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]]> ARIN 44 Day 1 Daily Recap Thu, 31 Oct 2019 22:01:19 +0000 <![CDATA[

From the spooky streets of Austin, Texas on Halloween we bring our ARIN 44 Public Policy and Members Meeting. Enjoy this bat’s eye view of the day’s events!

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“Do you know why spiders make great web developers? Because they’re great at finding bugs.” (We heard a lot of great jokes throughout today’s Halloween meeting, so thought we’d share one of our favorites here.)

Welcome to Austin! Today marked the official start of ARIN 44, and we’ve been off to a great start with a lot going on. 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. Register before tomorrow so we can add you to the chat rooms. Here’s a bat’s eye view of everything that’s happened so far at ARIN 44. Happy Halloween!

A Spooky Good Time

Yesterday afternoon began with our Fellows Meet and Greet where our ARIN 44 Fellows and their mentors mingled and introduced themselves. That was followed up by an informative Newcomer Orientation. During this presentation, Leslie Nobile, Senior Director of Global Registry Knowledge, provided a short overview of ARIN, what to expect at ARIN 44, and how to participate at the meeting. Directly following the orientation, Sean Hopkins, Policy Analyst, gave his Policy Development Process (PDP) tutorial to help guide newcomers through our PDP and give them the knowledge to engage comfortably in policy discussions throughout the meeting.

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Thursday morning greeted us with crisp air, hot coffee, and nice conversations before we began the first official day of the meeting. John Curran, ARIN President and CEO, presented opening announcements. Following that, John Sweeting, Senior Director of Registration Services, presented the Internet Number Resource Status Report, which is prepared by all five of the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs). Cathy Aronson, our IETF Reporter, took to the mic next to offer her crowd-pleasing IETF Activities report, which received several compliments. John Curran then opened the policy block and shared information about the Adopted IPv4 Waitlist Policy Recommendation before we dove into our next policy discussion of the meeting:

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After we returned from a refreshing break, we picked up where we left off in the policy block with:

John Sweeting returned to the mic to present his Policy Implementation and Experience Report before Alicia Trotman, ARIN AC Member, presented the next Recommended Draft Policy.

Richard Jimmerson, Chief Operating Officer, offered an interesting presentation about what ARIN has been doing to promote IPv6 adoption over past few decades, and shared what we plan to do moving forward into 2020. We’re also seeking your feedback on what else we can be doing to promote IPv6. Email us your thoughts at!

After lunch, we returned to listen as Wendy Leedy, Member Engagement Specialist, provided details about our upcoming ARIN election. Following that, we heard speeches by all our candidates for the Number Resource Organization (NRO) Number Council, ARIN Advisory Council and Board of Trustees. We were then treated to an interesting (and brand new) Board Candidate Forum. The Board of Trustees candidates sat down to answer questions posed by you, the community. Be sure to cast your vote in this very important election! Voting is now open and closes Friday, 8 November at 6:00 PM ET.

After the break, we headed into the final four draft policy discussions of the day:

We followed the policy block with an Open Microphone session, before John Curran closed us out with a special toast to Susan Hamlin, Senior Communications and Member Services Director, to congratulate her on her upcoming retirement. We want to thank Susan for her nearly 20 years of service to the ARIN region and wish her a happy retirement!

If you’re interested in taking a closer look at any of the presentations we heard today, head to the ARIN 44 website. Now we’re off to the ARIN Social tonight where we will network with our fellow meeting attendees and celebrate Halloween with good music and a costume contest.

See you back here tomorrow, and don’t forget to vote!

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]]> Get to Know the Draft Policies Under Discussion at ARIN 44 Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:45:51 +0000 <![CDATA[

Sean Hopkins, Policy Analyst, helps us get to know the draft policies up for discussion next week at ARIN 44 in Austin, Texas 31 October-November 1 2019.

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With ARIN 44 (and Halloween) approaching scary fast, 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 and Recommended Draft Policies up for discussion. I have provided a simple explanation of each policy to help you determine those of greatest interest to your organization and where you might want to spend more time catching up on prior discussions.

Note that Recommended Draft Policies are being recommended for adoption, and this may be the last time they are available for community discussion at an ARIN meeting.

For future reference, you can always find the current text of all Draft Policies, and Proposals at our newly renovated policy segment of the ARIN website:

Recommended Draft Policies

ARIN-2018-6: Clarify Reassignment Requirements in

ARIN-2018-6 clarifies differences between reassignments that are required to have customer Point of Contact (POC) information (detailed reassignments and reallocations) and those that are not (simple reassignments).

ARIN-2019-1: Clarify Section 4 IPv4 Request Requirements

ARIN-2019-1 states that an organization may only apply for IPv4 addresses if they have not received any in the past three months, and have not transferred any space in the past 36 months.

ARIN-2019-3: Update 4.10 – IPv6 Deployment Block

ARIN-2019-3 clarifies that the minimum and maximum block to be issued from this reserved pool is a /24, requests can only be satisfied every six months, and no more than a /21 can be requested total per organization.

ARIN-2019-8: Clarification of Section 4.10 for Multiple Discrete Networks

ARIN-2019-8 clarifies the requirement that any organization, with any number of multiple discrete networks, may request a up to /24 every six months (and a /21 total) from the reserved pool for 4.10 Dedicated IPv4 Block to Facilitate IPv6 Deployment provided they have not received a direct allocation or direct assignment from the reserved pool during the previous six months.

ARIN-2019-10: Inter-RIR M&A

ARIN-2019-10 clarifies the current practice handling of mergers and acquisition transfer processing between RIRs who have compatible transfer policies.

ARIN-2019-15: Hijacking Authorization Not-intended

ARIN-2019-15 states that IP addresses used in an incidental or transient manner are not considered to be a reassignment, and must be authorized for their use.

Draft Policies

ARIN-2019-12: M&A Legal Jurisdiction Exclusion

ARIN-2019-12 clarifies that a surviving legal entity of a merger or acquisition may hold ARIN-issued resources when that entity is incorporated outside the ARIN region.

ARIN-2019-13: ARIN Membership Legal Jurisdiction Exclusion

ARIN-2019-13 permits corporate entities not legally registered within the ARIN region to both request and receive directly registered Internet number resources from ARIN, so long as said entity can demonstrate they have a real and substantial connection to the ARIN region as defined in section 9 of ARIN’s Number Resource Policy Manual (NRPM).

ARIN-2019-17: Returned Addresses to the 4.10 Reserved Pool

ARIN-2019-17 would direct all returned IPv4 address space to the IPv6 deployment facilitation pool, while grandfathering in all current IPv4 waitlisted organizations.

ARIN-2019-18: LIR/ISP Re-Assignment to Non-Connected Networks

ARIN-2019-18 would allow organizations to reassign address space to networks that they do not provide connectivity to the Internet, without permanently transferring that space.

Participate in Policy Discussions

ARIN is committed to providing an open community forum for policy development, and that includes lowering barriers of entry of all kinds. New faces and widespread participation are key components in any Regional Internet Registry community, and ARIN is no exception. I hope the information in this post arms even the greenest ARIN participant with the tools they need to participate actively once the microphones turn on.

People from all over the ARIN region and beyond will be participating at the ARIN meeting, but vital opinions need not be conveyed in-person to be effective! If you want a great time- and wallet-friendly option for you and your organization to be heard by the ARIN community, ARIN offers a terrific remote participation experience. We’ll have chat rooms for voicing your opinions during discussions, as well as a live streaming transcript so you won’t miss a beat!

Remote participation is completely free, but be sure to register early! We are using Slack for ARIN 44, and all remote participants will be sent an invitation to create an account to access meeting chat. For details, visit the Remote Participation page. Note that all remote participants are subject to the Remote Participation Acceptable Use Policy (AUP).

The ARIN Public Policy Meeting and Members Meeting will be webcast, including discussion sessions for all ten of the above Draft Policies. Once the Public Policy Meeting begins, we make every effort to ensure that policy discussions are held at their scheduled times, and we notify remote participants in the event of agenda changes. Check the meeting agenda for complete schedule details.

To submit your very own Internet number resource policy proposal, just fill out our brief template and send it to Don’t worry about getting the wording of your proposal exactly right – our Advisory Council will work with you directly to help transform your idea into a clear change, removal, or addition to policy text, and get it the community attention it needs to move through the PDP.

Attend Our PDP Webinar!

If you’d like a deep dive into ARIN’s Policy Development Process, I will be hosting a one hour  webinar on Thursday, 24 October. It’s a great webinar to check out, whether you plan to attend ARIN 44 or not, and will include an overview of what Internet number resource policy means to you, steps from proposal to policy, and the key players involved in moving the process along. Register for this free webinar in advance.

Additional resources can be found on the following webpages:

We look forward to seeing you at ARIN 44!

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]]> Introducing the ARIN 44 Fellows! Mon, 21 Oct 2019 13:56:48 +0000 <![CDATA[

We’re so excited to welcome the eight new fellows that will be joining us in Austin, Texas for ARIN 44 next month! We had the chance to get to know our fellows a bit better in preparation for the meeting. Be sure to stop and say hello when you see them!

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We’re busy getting ready to head to Austin, Texas for our next Public Policy and Members Meeting, ARIN 44. We look forward to having a spooky good time at this meeting (which overlaps with Halloween.) Don’t forget our ARIN Social includes an optional costume contest!

We’d like to introduce the eight fellows that will be joining us in Austin later this month. Over the last 10 years we’ve welcomed 136 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 increased that number to 144! We encourage you to take the time to say hello to our fellows at the meeting and welcome them to our community. Let’s meet the fellows!

 ARIN 44 Fellows by the Numbers:


  • Bram Abramson, Technology Counsel


  • Marcia Brandon, Caribbean Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Livelihoods
  • Betty Fausta, IPEOS I-Solutions
  • Daniel Fokum, The University of the West Indies
  • Lendon Telesford, NTRC – Grenada

 United States:

  • Scott Johnson, SolarNetOne, Inc.
  • John Olson, Webhiway Communications
  • Joseph White, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas, Inc.

Meet the Mentors

One of the benefits our fellows receive is being paired with an experienced mentor who can guide them through the meeting and policy discussions. These seasoned veterans help our fellows feel comfortable going up to the mic to voice their opinions and introduce them to key members in our community. We’d like to thank our mentors in advance for lending their time and experience to our new slate of fellows!

  • Cathy Aronson, Daydream Imagery LLC
  • Kevin Blumberg, NRO Number Council/The Wire Inc.
  • Aaron Hughes, 6connect
  • Alyssa Moore, CIRA/ARIN AC
  • Leslie Nobile, ARIN
  • Joseph Provo, ARIN AC
  • Christian Tacit, Tacit Law/ARIN AC
  • Chris Woodfield, ARIN AC

Let’s Get to Know Our Fellows!

When asked why he decided to apply, Bram Abramson said, “I have a deep interest in Internet infrastructure, an ongoing career as policy counsel, and missed being involved in the conversations that lead to governance decisions. I hope that my experience and interest puts me in a position to contribute, and I’d like to.” He believes that this experience will support him in what he hopes to achieve because it will help him “stay involved in Internet governance, and weave it into my abiding interests in privacy, digital rights, and open data, during the coming years.” Bram says he most looks forward to “getting to be a part of things!” at our upcoming meeting. And we are excited too!

Marcia Brandon decided to apply for an ARIN Fellowship after “researching and decided that it is an area I could benefit from if I improved my knowledge of it. I was not fully aware of this organization, and seeing that the Caribbean is included, which is my region, I am convinced that knowing more about this area is important for me. She looks forward to “learning about the policy development process and understanding it, as well as being able to transfer this knowledge to the SMEs, NOGs, and other community partners.” We asked her how she believes this experience will support her and what she is hoping to do now and in the future. She said, “… this experience will help me participate in relevant meetings, shape policy, educate the general public, especially the SMEs and other stakeholders and partners I work with, and be more active in the Caribbean space with Internet Governance…”

Betty Fausta said that she was introduced to ARIN last year by one of our members. She believes this Fellowship will support what she hopes to achieve in the future by helping her “develop more abilities and increase [her] network.” Betty is most looking forward to learning more about the organization, connecting and sharing good practices with others in the industry, and hopes to be helpful in developing an IPv6 migration plan in Guadeloupe and Martinique (French West Indies). When asked how she felt when she learned she was selected to be an ARIN 44 Fellow, she responded, “Happy!”

Daniel Folkum learned about the ARIN Fellowship through Regenie Fräser. Daniel said, “It will be good to gain some knowledge about how a Regional Internet Registry like ARIN operates. I also hope to form linkages that will help me move forward with my study on quantifying the participation of women in Internet governance.” He hopes to be able to “contribute to some of the discussions on the mailing lists.” He believes this experience will help him “explain to my students much better how Regional Internet Registries operate.”

When asked how he first heard about the ARIN Fellowship, Lendon Telesford responded “My organization became aware of the ARIN Fellowship and thought it would be good to have representation at the meeting so that we are in a better position to understand ARIN.” By attending ARIN 44, he “hopes to learn more about ARIN and its processes related to policy development.” He also believes this experience will help support his longterm goals. “Coming from a regulatory agency, I think this experience would give me a better view of ARIN and the issues it deals with, so I am better able to communicate these issues to my community.”

Scott Johnson applied “in order to further understand this critical component of core Internet operations, just as I have studied the operation of the DNS and associated entities in the past.” We asked Scott what knowledge he hopes to gain by attending ARIN 44 and he responded, “I hope to leave with a further understanding of the system for allocating and managing IP addressing. The Internet is the most complex machine on the planet; a complete view of its inner workings, both technical and organizational, is critical to being able to harness its full potential. He believes this Fellowship will support him and his organization’s goals. “As my organization expands its network offerings and sphere of influence in shaping network growth regionally, and in other areas worldwide where we have commercial activity, a firm grasp on the details of IP addressing and allocation will be very beneficial to our progress…”

John Olson was “ecstatic” to be selected as an ARIN Fellow. He is most looking forward to “meeting the ARIN team, the Trustees, and of course, Wendy!” We asked what he hopes to take away from this Fellowship, and he said, “As a rural ISP, I hope to have the ability to convey the knowledge I learn from this experience to others in the industry serving other rural communities, but more importantly to the communities I serve.” He looks forward to gaining “a better functional knowledge of policy making and procedures utilized by ARIN.”

Last, but certainly not least, meet Joseph White! We asked Joseph how he foresees himself contributing to/supporting ARIN in the future. He said, “I see myself keeping informed through the conversation exchanges on the mailing lists(s) and adding value. I could see myself assisting with ARIN’s community software. Maybe I could test new deployments and aid in bug testing new tools.” He is most looking forward to “gaining a new mentor and new contacts that are willing to show me the ropes of the ARIN organization.” And we can’t wait for you to have that experience, Joseph!

We would like to wish another big congratulations to our ARIN 44 Fellows. We can’t wait to see you all in Austin!

P.S. The ARIN Fellowship Program for ARIN 45 in Louisville, KY 26-29 April 2020 will be accepting applications soon. Stay tuned!

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]]> Going Green: Contributing to a More Sustainable Future Tue, 15 Oct 2019 13:08:02 +0000 <![CDATA[

At ARIN, we are committed to not only bettering the Internet and our community, but also the environment as well. John Curran, ARIN President and CEO, explains the steps we’ve taken to reduce our carbon footprint.

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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 staff and leadership airline travel is coupled with the purchase of Travel Carbon Offsets. Since 2009, we’ve purchased more than $40,000 USD in carbon offsets, and we currently budget $5,000 for the purchase of offsets each year. We’ve also reduced staff travel for 2019 by 19% when compared to last year’s actual travel numbers!

Sounds great. But what is a carbon offset?

A carbon offset is a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in order to compensate for emissions made elsewhere. For example, the purchase of a carbon offset can help build a wind turbine in a small community that otherwise couldn’t afford one, thus reducing their carbon emissions and helping to offset your own emissions.

We purchase our carbon offsets through NativeEnergy and according to their website, “Carbon offsets are a practical and effective way to address climate change and encourage the growth of renewable energy. With them, you can counteract your personal carbon emissions—your “carbon footprint”—while contributing to a more sustainable future.” With the purchase of carbon offsets, we help fund projects through NativeEnergy around the world that reduce greenhouse gas pollution and contribute to a greener and more sustainable future. Each purchase of a carbon offset credit represents the removal or avoidance of one metric ton of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. In 2018, we removed 323 tons of CO2 through our Travel Carbon Offset program which is equivalent to*:

  • Taking 68.6 passenger vehicles off the road for a year
  • Preventing 36,345 gallons of gasoline from being consumed
  • 113 tons of waste being recycled instead of landfilled
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But we didn’t stop there.

What else are you doing to help the environment?

In addition to our carbon offsetting program, we have also implemented a few green initiatives within our office as well.

We have:

  • Stepped up our commitment to recycling aluminum cans, cardboard, and plastic containers in our offices.
  • Replaced paper coffee cups with mugs so everyone can still get their caffeine without filling up the landfills. We also offer biodegradable forks and spoons, along with silverware and reusable plates and bowls.
  • Reduced our dependence on printed materials for our Public Policy and Members Meetings and encourage the use of our mobile app.
  • Made hybrid/electric car charging stations available at our office building.

We work hard to ensure we are doing what we can to protect the environment. We will continue to seek new ways to reduce our carbon footprint while implementing the programs we already have in place. We believe that these small actions add up and can make a difference in bettering our environment, together.

*calculated on the EPA website

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]]> A Halloween Special: Test Drive at ARIN 44 with Jan & Jesse Tue, 01 Oct 2019 12:45:45 +0000 <![CDATA[

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 our new website!

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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 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 during ARIN 44. 

The main purpose of sending us to Austin is to get information from attendees that will help us make the site and online services more useable and intuitive for you. In-person test drives can reveal things that we would not discover any other way, and also help us gain understanding of what it is like to navigate and use ARIN’s online presence from diverse points of view. This fall, we want to know what YOU think of the redesign we launched in the spring — what is working better, and what refinements we need to make.

Volunteers can expect a one-on-one, no-judgment, and hands-on test drive of the informational website and online services, and maybe even an early look at features in the works.

Areas of focus for this test-driving experience include:

  • Whois/RDAP
  • Reverse DNS and Routing security tools in ARIN Online
  • Text and design changes under development
  • Archived content and ARIN history (the Vault)

Our hours will be the same as the Registration Services Help Desk hours on the ARIN meeting days. Come visit our desk!

  • Wednesday, 30 October: 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Thursday, 31 October: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday, 1 November: 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

There will be two separate test drive set-ups, and you can try out either or both of them. There is no need to sign up in advance. We will be wearing our lab coats again, so we should be easy to spot (but maybe not, because it’s Halloween!) We look forward to seeing you in Austin!

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]]> ARIN’s Policy Development Process – Coming Soon to Wherever You Are Thu, 26 Sep 2019 16:40:27 +0000 <![CDATA[

Are you new to the Policy Development Process (PDP) at ARIN, or need a refresh before the meeting? Sean Hopkins, Policy Analyst, shares the details about his upcoming webinar.

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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 are now excited to offer this information to a wider audience to encourage more participation in developing policies for the ARIN region, and to make it more accessible for interested Internet community members.

Is this webinar for you?

The answer is most likely yes! This is a great opportunity for newcomers to ARIN’s Policy Development Process (PDP), and also for seasoned veterans who are looking to refine their skills. This tutorial is advantageously taking place right before ARIN 44, so it’s a great opportunity to brush up on how policies work at ARIN, and to learn about the ways you can participate in the process.

What should you expect?

This tutorial will include an overview of what Internet number resource policy means to you, steps from proposal to policy, and the key players in moving the process along. Some of the topics we’ll discuss include:

  1. What Internet number resource policies mean to ARIN and to you
  2. How these policies are developed by the ARIN community
  3. Who participates in the PDP
  4. When key PDP steps occur
  5. Why you should get involved
  6. Where you can get started

Ready to sign up?

It’s really easy to join. Register for this free tutorial by signing up here, and we will email you the details that you’ll need to join us. We will be hosting the webinar twice in the month of October. You can sign up for whichever one best fits your schedule.

  • 3 October 2019
    • 1:00 – 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • 24 October 2019
    • 1:00 – 2:00 PM (EDT)

As always, we truly value input from our community. We are excited to bring this community suggestion to life, and we look forward to sharing information about our policy development process to encourage more participation.

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What is an ASN? Who needs one? And how can you get one? Lisa Liedel, Registration Services Manager, explains how you can easily request an ASN from ARIN.

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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 differs from the routing policies of network border peers. ISPs use ASNs to control routing within their networks and to exchange routing information with other ISPs.  AS numbers (along with BGP) help routers and networks to identify where information comes from and where it should go outside a particular ISP’s network.  A public ASN is needed for an autonomous system to exchange routing information with two or more autonomous systems on the public Internet.

2-byte to 4-byte ASNs

There are two types of ASNs: 2-byte and 4-byte.  Similar to the case with IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, 4-byte ASNs were developed to meet the growing needs of a rapidly expanding Internet.

A Little History

As outlined in our 2016 blog “Simplifying ASN Requests”, we provided a great deal of background on the changes that have occurred over the years with regard to ASNs. Included in these changes were the exhaustion of the global 2-byte ASN pool, information on the global 4-byte ASN pool, and that all Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) would be issuing from an undistinguished pool of ASNs; meaning no more differentiation between 2-byte and 4-byte ASNs. We also outlined how IPv4 policies helped to shape the changes in the ASN review process.

In 2016, we were happy to announce that after some community discussion at an ARIN Public Policy Meeting, the idea of removing verification requirement (contracts, bills/invoices, etc.) and removing the 30-day usage requirement was well received by the community, and ARIN was able to move forward with the new changes.

Requesting an ASN

Now, organizations may qualify for an ASN either by providing the names and ASNs of two upstream ISPs they’ll be using to multi-home, or by describing a unique routing policy. No copies of contracts or invoices are required. While the 30-day use requirement has been lifted, we will still need a projected date of usage. This streamlined the request process and made for faster turnarounds in getting ASNs to the organizations that need them.

In short,

  • Submit your request through ARIN Online
  • A member of Registration Services will review your request. We will respond to your ticket if we have any questions.
  • If your request is approved, you will receive an invoice and a Registration Services Agreement or RSA (if applicable).
  • Once we receive payment and a signed RSA, we will be able to complete the ASN assignment.

Check out our helpful video!

If you’d like further information about how to request an ASN from ARIN, check out this brief video which will walk you step-by-step through the process. And of course, you can reach out to our Registration Services Team at any time by submitting an Ask ARIN ticket from within your ARIN Online account or by calling us at 703.227.0660.

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