IP addresses are probably not a topic that will excite the average internet user, but without them you wouldn't be able to navigate the internet or read an email or watch a cat video. Most internet users are still using IPv4 to access the internet and due to the way that system was designed it's got limitations ie. there is a finite number of IPv4 addresses that can ever be … [Read more...] about IPv4 in Europe is Pretty Much Exhausted
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
RIPE NCC, the RIR for EMEA, has announced a new 24/7/365 emergency hotline. The hotline comes as a result of feedback from RIPE members: RIPE NCC members told us that they needed to reach us 24/7 in emergency situations following the reverse DNS outage in June 2012. Our members asked and we listened. Full details of the new emergency hotline are available on their … [Read more...] about RIPE NCC Announce Emergency Hotline
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