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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

APNIC 56 Policy Proposals

September 6, 2023

APNIC 56 is in Kyoto, Japan this year September 7 – 14. There are four new policies being proposed and an edit to a policy previously discussed several times. Read more

Start-up Blocks @ RIPE

August 17, 2023

From 2014 until 2019, it was very easy to get multiple blocks of 1,024 IPv4 addresses – a /22 – from the RIPE NCC. Each member could have multiple accounts, called LIRs, and get a /22 for each one. 20,000 were distributed. Read more

Data Quality & IPv4 Crumbs

August 4, 2023

APNIC’s board resolved that anyone whose APNIC-registered IPv4 addresses pre-date APNIC would need to become a member. They gave this small group until the start of 2023 to sign-up. Those who didn’t could lose their addresses. Read more