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
ICANN's public meetings are held 3 times a year and rotate geographically. Over the years the number of attendees has mushroomed, but some meetings are more popular than others. That can be due to a number of factors: location time of year topics being discussed So in the run-up to the IANA transition there was a definite influx of "new blood". Some locations … [Read more...] about ICANN Releases Detailed Data on Panamá Meeting
I've always been fascinated by the logistics that go into organising events. It's interesting to see what is involved in putting together the meeting space, what kind of equipment is used (and how much) as well as what gets used during an event. Some organisations, such as RIPE, have included some of that data in their presentations at the meetings themselves. ICANN released … [Read more...] about ICANN Releases Geektastic Data On Marrakech Meeting
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