[arin-announce] ARIN Bits: December 2017

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Fri Dec 15 10:20:06 EST 2017

In this issue:

**Celebrating ARIN’s 20th Anniversary**
**2017 ARIN Customer Satisfaction Survey Now Open**
**Current Policy Proposals Under Discussion**
**Bevil Wooding Receives Caribbean American Heritage Award**
**New Features Added to ARIN Online in November 2017**
**CKN23-ARIN Changes Implemented**
**ARIN Election Results**
**Apply for an ARIN 41 Meeting Fellowship**
**ARIN on the Road in San Diego and Albuquerque Next Month**
**Featured Policy Requirement**
**Tip from ARIN’s Registration Services Department**
**Tip from ARIN’s Financial Services Department**
**Get Involved with ARIN in 2018**
**Customer and Member Statistics as of 30 November 2017**
**Helpful IPv6 Links**
**Stay Engaged with ARIN**

**Celebrating ARIN’s 20th Anniversary**

December 2017 marks 20 years that ARIN has been in operation, and we 
couldn’t have come this far without our invaluable stakeholders and 
staff (and a special shout-out to Cathy Clements, our Transfer Services 
Manager, the longest tenured employee!). From all of us here at ARIN, we 
wish to express our sincere gratitude for all of the support we’ve 
received over the past two decades.

To honor our 20th anniversary, we’ve launched a page on TeamARIN 
containing milestones and favorite moments from the past 20 years. Check 
it out: https://teamarin.net/education/celebrating-20th-anniversary/

**2017 ARIN Customer Satisfaction Survey Now Open**

ARIN is conducting a survey to determine the current level of customer 
satisfaction with ARIN services and to inform a path forward to make 
future improvements. This customer satisfaction study will enhance the 
feedback collection we already conduct throughout the year using 
transaction surveys, the feedback button on the front page of the ARIN 
website, the ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process, and other 
feedback mechanisms.

The survey should only take about 15 minutes to complete and is 
available (via confirmit.com) at 

We will randomly select winners to receive a $500 Amazon Gift Card 
during the survey period, so make sure to fill out the survey before it 
closes on 20 December. We look forward to receiving your feedback!

**Current Policy Proposals Under Discussion**

Find the status of current policy discussions at 
https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/ and subscribe to ARIN-PPML 
(Public Policy Mailing List) to voice your opinions. Membership is not 
required to participate!

Pending Board of Trustees Review:

Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2017-5: Improved IPv6 Registration 

Draft Policies:

Draft Policy ARIN-2017-3: Update to NPRM 3.6: Annual Whois POC Validation
Draft Policy ARIN-2017-4: Remove Bidirectional Requirement for Inter-RIR 
Draft Policy ARIN-2017-8: Amend the Definition of Community Network
Draft Policy ARIN-2017-9: Clarification of Initial Block Size for IPv4 
ISP Transfers
Draft Policy ARIN-2017-10: Repeal of Immediate Need for IPv4 Address 
Space (NRPM Section
Draft Policy ARIN-2017-11: Reallocation and Reassignment Language Cleanup
Draft Policy ARIN-2017-12: Require New POC Validation Upon Reassignment
Draft Policy ARIN-2017-13: Remove ARIN Review Requirements for Large 
IPv4 Reassignments/ Reallocations

**Bevil Wooding Receives Caribbean American Heritage Award**

On 17 November, ARIN’s Caribbean Outreach Liaison Bevil Wooding was 
honored at the 24th annual Caribbean American Heritage Awards. The 
awards celebrate achievements of people of Caribbean descent who have 
made outstanding contributions to their fields of expertise. "Mr. Bevil 
Wooding is a virtual technology ambassador, evangelist and pioneer and 
we are honored to present him with this year's Caribbean American 
Heritage Award," said Dr. Claire Nelson, Founder and President of 
Institute of Caribbean Studies.

Congratulations to Bevil!

**New Features Added to ARIN Online in November 2017**

-We completed a number of infrastructure improvements, and performed 
multiple bug fixes.
-The Tickets section in ARIN Online has been redesigned. The listing and 
search pages for tickets were improved, and the view page was reworked 
for over 30 ticket types.
-The Delete Network and Delete Reassignments pages were also improved.
-ARIN Online now requires you to enter your current password when 
changing your username, email address, recovery questions, and recovery 
-ARIN now provides a public MD5-PW Passphrase Creator to create a 
passphrase that can be used in ARIN Internet Routing Registry (IRR) 
objects. It is available at: https://www.arin.net/public/hashTool.xhtml

**CKN23-ARIN Changes Implemented**

On 15 November, ARIN completed the implementation of the plan that was 
developed in response to the CKN23-ARIN community consultation. ARIN 
performed the following work on 12,171 affected Organization Identifiers 
(Org IDs):

-For the associated resource records, the Resource Points of Contact 
(POCs) that were in place as of 29 June 2011 have been restored.
-The handle CKN23-ARIN has been removed as the Admin and Tech POC on 
these Organization records and replaced with the original resource POCs 
(see above).
-The original resource POCs have been retained as the Abuse POCs on 
these Organization records.
-All affected Organization and Resource records have been locked, 
preventing the processing of any changes to these records until the 
submitted changes have been reviewed and vetted by ARIN staff.
-All requests for changes to the affected Organization and Resource 
records will need to be submitted in writing via an “Ask ARIN” ticket 
from within ARIN Online.

To read more about this consultation, visit 
https://www.arin.net/announcements/2017/20171115.html and 

**ARIN Election Results**

Thank you to everyone who voted in the 2017 ARIN Elections. The results 
of the election were announced in October but in case you missed them, 
they can be found on our website:


Congratulations to those elected to serve on the ARIN Board of Trustees 
and Advisory Council! In addition to those elected, Alicia Trotman will 
also serve as a member of the AC beginning 1 January 2018 to fill the 
seat being vacated by Dan Alexander, who was elected to the Board of 
Trustees, and Kerrie-Ann Richards will fill the seat vacated by David 
Huberman, who resigned from the AC on 17 November.

**Apply for an ARIN 41 Meeting Fellowship**

Applications are now being accepted for ARIN's Fellowship Program to 
attend ARIN 41 in Miami, FL from 15-18 April 2018. Apply now through 
5:00 PM EST on Sunday, 28 January 2018 by visiting the following link: 

ARIN 41 Fellowships may be extended to include registration and hotel 
accommodations for CaribNOG 15, which will be held 18-20 April 2018. To 
learn more about CaribNOG, please visit http://www.caribnog.org/

**ARIN on the Road in San Diego and Albuquerque Next Month**

ARIN on the Road is your chance to get face time with ARIN and get your 
questions answered. These traveling, no-cost events provide the latest 
from ARIN on everything; from technical services and tools, to current 
ARIN policy developments and the status of IPv6 adoption.

ARIN on the Road will kick off 2018 by visiting San Diego, CA and 
Albuquerque, NM on 23 and 25 January, respectively. Registration is now 
open for both events at https://www.arin.net/sandiego and 
https://www.arin.net/albuquerque. We hope to see you there!

To learn more about ARIN on the Road, visit 

**Featured Policy Requirement**

Initial allocation to LIRs (NRPM 6.5.2)

Did you know that ISPs can easily qualify for an initial IPv6 
allocation? Under current policies, most organizations will qualify for 
their first IPv6 allocation of the minimum /36 or /32 sizes, and most 
ISPs that already have IPv4 registered will have no increase to their 
existing annual maintenance fees.

**Tip from ARIN’s Registration Services Department**

Do you have an Organization Identifier (Org ID) with ARIN that needs 
updating because the current Point of Contact (POC) has left your 
organization? There are a few different ways to update your Org ID.

If the Org ID was created for your organization by your ISP for an IP 
reassignment they are providing you, you will need to contact your ISP 
and inform them of the change in points of contact.

If you are already linked as the Admin or Tech POC on the Org ID, you 
can add or remove other POCs for that Org ID in the “Organization 
Identifiers” section of “Your Account” in the left navigation bar in 
ARIN Online.

If the former employee was the only POC listed on the Org ID, you will 
need to submit an Organization Recovery (Org Recovery) request. If you 
don’t already have an ARIN Online account, you’ll need to create one 
before creating your own POC, then requesting the Org Recovery from 
within the “Organization Identifiers” section of “Your Account.” ARIN 
staff will work with you to verify you are authorized to be added as the 
new point of contact for your organization.

Have any questions? Give our Registration Services Department a call at 
703.227.0660 or submit an Ask ARIN ticket from within your ARIN Online 
account, and an analyst will be happy to help you.

**Tip from ARIN’s Financial Services Department**

The Financial Services Department requests that customers sign the 
current Registration Services Agreement (RSA) for:

1. Name change requests

2. Reinstatement requests

3. New customers with resource requests

4. Existing customers with an RSA on file that is older than two 
versions from the current version

Return the completed agreement to ARIN via the corresponding ARIN Online 
ticket, email billing at arin.net, or mail a hard copy to:

Attn: Financial Services Dept.
PO BOX 232290
Centreville, VA 20120

**Get Involved with ARIN in 2018**

Since the new year is upon us and it’s the perfect time for a fresh 
start, consider making 2018 the year you get more involved with ARIN! 
There are so many ways to be a part of what we do, some of which you may 
not even be aware. Here are a few ideas:

-Don’t be shy – submit a policy proposal! Visit 
https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/ to learn all about the Policy 
Development Process.
-Attend ARIN 41 in Miami or ARIN 42 in Vancouver. More details on 
upcoming meetings can be found at 
-Run for a spot on the 2019 Advisory Council or Board of Trustees. More 
info about elections can be found at 
-Be a guest blogger for TeamARIN. Learn more at 
-Join an ARIN committee or working group. See a full list at 
-Submit a suggestion via the ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process. 
Learn more at https://www.arin.net/participate/acsp/acsp.html

Want more information about any of these ideas? Email us at info at arin.net

**Customer and Member Statistics as of 30 November 2017**

-5,693 member organizations
-1,784 8.3 transfers and 123 8.4 transfers completed YTD 2017
-8.4 transfers completed YTD 2017: 79 to APNIC, 16 from APNIC, 31 to 
-55.8% of members have an IPv6 block

**Helpful IPv6 Links**

-Dedicated IPv4 block to facilitate IPv6 Deployment - 
https://www.arin.net/policy/nrpm.html#four10 - under this policy, ARIN 
set aside a contiguous /10 IPv4 block for allocations and assignments 
justified by immediate IPv6 deployment requirements. This block is 
subject to a minimum size allocation of /28 and a maximum size 
allocation of /24.
-List of IPv6 Training Consultants - 
-Software Developers Guide to Writing and Migrating Network Applications 
for Use on IPv6 Networks - 
-IPv6 Number Planning - https://www.arin.net/resources/ipv6_planning.html

**Stay Engaged with ARIN**

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about making IPv6 a reality in our region and RPKI.

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