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The Results of the RIPE 88
Policy Discussion

May 29, 2024

RIPE 88 was held in Krakow, Poland. The Address Policy Working Group (APWG) met and discussed policy and services updates and made their selection for two open co-chair seats.   Read more

What’s Happening at RIPE 88?

May 15, 2024

RIPE NCC is hosting their 88th Regional Meeting from May 20th, 2024 to May 24th, 2024 in Krakow, Poland. Read more

Cogent Secured Notes
& IPv4 Addresses

May 3, 2024

Cogent (NASDAQ: CCOI) recently announced that it was offering secured notes for $206MM using some of its IPv4 addresses and the leases on those IPv4 addresses as security. Read more

The Upcoming Policy Discussion at ARIN 53

April 12, 2024

The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) is hosting their 53rd Public Policy and Members Meeting in Bridgetown, Barbados from April 14th 2024 – April 17th 2024. Read more


February 22, 2024

APNIC 57 (APRICOT 2024) will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, this year from February 21st to March 1st. This year there are four new policy proposals up for community discussion. Read more


November 27, 2023

A policy proposal will be discussed at RIPE 87 that seeks to standardize the application of the RIPE policy across all internet resources, regardless of status and decrease the workload for LIRs when registering their IPv4 resource assignments. Read more

Bring Your Own ASN to AWS

November 26, 2023

You can now bring your own ASN to AWS’s Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). They already let customers bring their own IP addresses. Customers must already have IP addresses configured to use the service. Read more

ARIN 52 Policy Proposal Follow-up

October 31, 2023

At ARIN 52 in San Diego, all policy proposals were discussed with no conclusions. Since these proposals were all “Draft Policies,” under ARIN’s Policy Development Process, they are too new to get a sense for whether the community supports them. Read more

What Happened at LACNIC 40?

October 31, 2023

At LACNIC 40 the community discussed four policies: two focused on obtaining addresses, one focused on cleaning up records from addresses returned to LACNIC, and one focused on the Policy Development Process. Read more

ARIN IPv4 Waitlist – 3 Years and Could Get Longer

October 31, 2023

A company joining ARIN’s IPv4 Waitlist today should expect to wait at least three years. There are about 150 requests each quarter. But ARIN can only fulfill 30-50 requests. Read more

APNIC 56 Policy & Governance Update

September 22, 2023

APNIC 56 took place over two weeks at the start of September in Kyoto, Japan. Five proposals were scheduled for the meeting and were discussed. Read more

Broadband Equity Access and Deployment Program (BEAD)

September 12, 2023

The US has allocated $42 billion to grow high-speed internet access across the country through its Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) program. Read more