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 in the policy allows new LIRs to get an … [Read more...] about Are RIPE Members Trying To “Game” The System?
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 it's not clear if any registrars are currently … [Read more...] about Verisign To Dual Stack EPP Servers
Eurid, the registry operator for .eu, has announced that it will be rolling out IPv6 across its remaining websites, including the registrar extranet. The registry operator is currently running its main site on both IPv4 and IPv6. All sites should be 100% dual-stack from May 2nd 2012. Unfortunately it does not look like they'll be offering the full range of services … [Read more...] about Eurid Rolling Out IPv6 On Production Services
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 not only what you want to know, but why you are interested in accessing the … [Read more...] about ARIN Trials WhoWas Service
The depletion of remaining IPv4 space is not a "sexy" topic, but it's a very important one.RIPE, which is charged with the IP space for Europe, has implemented a policy change regarding the reallocation of IP space.While this may sound very technical, what it means is that they're streamlining the process for freeing up and reusing IPs. Of course, in reality, the only longterm … [Read more...] about Ripe Implements IPv4 Allocation Policy Change