The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) is the official network numbers register for IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, as well as ASNs, for North America, which includes the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean.
In this episode, Scott, Tom, and Ed interview Mark Kosters, ARIN’s CTO, about its role in providing IPv6 address resource policy and advocacy.
Topics discussed include:
- How ARIN formulates the policies that allocate IPv6 addresses
- ARIN’s role in advocating for IPv6 adoption
- Sparse allocation and why ARIN uses it
- How to justify getting IPv6 address space
- Participating in ARIN meetings and policy discussions
- How ARIN facilitates transfers IPv4 address space
- How ARIN’s IPv4 allocation policy differs from the other Regional Internet Registries
Thanks for listening!