22 May 2007

ARIN Board Advises Internet Community on Migration to IPv6

Well the mood is really shifting towards IPv6 in May 2007. Within the one month we have revised predictions of the IANA /8 IPv4 address pool exhaustion (Dec 2009/Jan 2010) from Geof Houston, and an announcement from ARIN that they now encourage people to move to IPv6.

ARIN Board Advises Internet Community on Migration to IPv6.

On 7th May 2007, the ARIN Board of Trustees passed a resolution advising the Internet technical community that migration to a new version of the Internet Protocol, IPv6, will be necessary to allow continued growth of the Internet.

Internet Protocol defines how computers communicate over a network. IP version 4 (IPv4), the currently prevalent version, contains just over four billion unique IP addresses, which is not enough to last indefinitely. IPv6 is a replacement for IPv4, offering far more IP addresses and enhanced security features. To date, ARIN has performed technical coordination of both versions and has not advocated one over the other.

Thanks to David Malone of The Hamilton Institute in NUI Maynooth for alerting me to the ARIN announcement.

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