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APNIC56 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

APNIC56 Policy Proposals

September 6, 2023

APNIC56 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

$42 Billion Funding for US Broadband Deployment

July 10, 2023

Every US state will get at least $107 million to deliver high-speed broadband access to everyone by 2030. Bigger states will get more. Read more

Update: ARIN IPv4 Waitlist

July 5, 2023

ARIN warned that the wait time for IPv4 space from its Waitlist is years, not months, at NANOG 88 in Seattle. There were 632 requests on the list at the end of May 2023. Read more

ARIN Consultation on ASN Fee Changes

July 5, 2023

The proposal would cost an extra $100 a year for 6,800 organizations whose only resource from ARIN is one ASN. Read more

ARIN Closing Access to Legacy Fee Cap

July 5, 2023

Organizations with legacy IPv4 addresses but no ARIN contract will need to pay more to access some ARIN services from 2024. Read more

ARIN Policy Proposal to Disallow Leasing of IPv4 Waitlist Space

June 21, 2023

Organizations getting space from the waitlist cannot transfer it for five years. A new proposal would expand that restriction. Those organizations would not be able to lease it, either. Read more

No New Charges for RIPE NCC Transfers or ASNs

May 30, 2023

TThe RIPE NCC’s members did not approve new charges for transfers or ASNs at its May 2023 Meeting. Members adopted the lowest option. Read more

RIPE NCC IPv4 Waiting List – Two Years

May 30, 2023

About 1,000 members are waiting for allocations and the member at the top of the queue has been waiting over a year. Read more