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Are RIPE Members Trying To “Game” The System?

This one piqued my curiosity this morning. There is no IPv4 left. While that’s not something that non-techies care about (yet) it is something that people in the technical community are worried about at some level. Within the RIPE region the IP address allocation policy is governed by “the last /8 policy”. A potential loophole […]

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Verisign To Dual Stack EPP Servers

Verisign has been offering IPv6 connections to their EPP servers for the last year. However as of March 14th the Verisign registry backend will become dual stacked ie. the hostnames for IPv4 and IPv6 connections will be identical. While this may not impact that many registrars now, it will become more important over time, though […]

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ARIN Trials WhoWas Service

ARIN is running a trial service that gives users access to historical IP whois data ie. it will tell you who was responsible for an IP address or block of IPs. The service is not automated and if you want to access it you will need to submit a request via email with information about […]

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