[arin-announce] ARIN Bits: June 2017

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Thu Jun 22 12:55:36 EDT 2017

In this issue:

*Customer and Member Statistics as of 31 May 2017*
*Current Policy Proposals Under Discussion*
*June 2017 Deployment Items*
*Recent Updates on www.arin.net*
*Apply for an ARIN Meeting Fellowship through 12 July*
*Upcoming ARIN on the Roads*
*ARIN 40 in San Jose*
*Election News – Nominations for ARIN Elections Open 17 July*
*Featured Service/Policy Requirements*
*Managing Your Resources in ARIN Online – Tools and Tricks*
*Billing and Payment – Tools and Tricks*
*Helpful IPv6 Links*
*Stay Engaged with ARIN*

*Customer and Member Statistics as of 31 May 2017*

-5,559 member organizations
-871 8.3 (transfers to specified recipients) and 8.4 (inter-RIR 
transfers to specified recipients) transfers completed YTD 2017
-8.4 transfers completed YTD 2017: 42 to APNIC, 12 from APNIC, 10 to 
-54.3% of members have an IPv6 block

*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!

Draft policies currently under discussion:

-Draft Policy ARIN-2017-2: Removal of Community Networks
-Draft Policy ARIN-2017-3: Update to NPRM 3.6: Annual Whois POC Validation
-Draft Policy ARIN-2017-4: Remove Reciprocity Requirement for Inter-RIR 
-Draft Policy ARIN-2017-5: Equalization of Assignment Registration 
requirements between IPv4 and IPv6
-Draft Policy ARIN-2017-6: Improve Reciprocity Requirement for Inter-RIR 
-Draft Policy ARIN-2017-7: Retire Obsolete Section 4 from the NRPM

*June 2017 Deployment Items*

-Some pages in ARIN Online, including the Organization, Network, and ASN 
pages, have been redesigned and menu options have changed.
      -Adding, changing, or deleting Points of Contact (POCs) for an 
organization or number resource (network or ASN) is now easier.
      -Information has been added to some pages to guide the user 
through a process or describe the next steps that they should take.
      -The Origin AS field in the Network Information page is clearly 
identified as optional and used for informational purposes only, per 
customer request.
-Transfer statistics are now available via FTP at 
ftp://ftp.arin.net/pub/stats/arin/transfers. (ARIN Suggestion 2015.6). 
Specifications for the transfer file are located at 
-A user who is appointed as a new Voting Contact will receive an email 
to notify them that a new message is in their ARIN Online Message Center.
-Minor improvements and bug fixes were made.

*Recent Updates on www.arin.net*

-New - Understanding the Return and Revocation Process - 
-Revised and Improved - IPv6 Info Center - 
-Revised and Improved - Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) - 
-Revised and Improved - ARIN’s Internet Routing Registry (IRR) - 

*Apply for an ARIN Meeting Fellowship through 12 July*

Applications are now being accepted for ARIN's Fellowship Program to 
attend ARIN 40 in San Jose, CA from 5-6 October 2017 with the option to 
attend NANOG 71 from 2-4 October. Apply now through 5:00 PM ET on 
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 by visiting the following link: 

Questions? Please email members at arin.net.

*Upcoming ARIN on the Roads*

ARIN on the Road will visit San Juan, PR on 25 August and Saskatoon, SK 
on 14 September. Want ARIN on the Road to make a stop in your city? 
Email us at meetings at arin.net.

To learn more about ARIN on the Road, visit 

*ARIN 40 in San Jose*

ARIN's next Public Policy and Members Meeting (PPMM), ARIN 40, will be 
held in San Jose, CA from 5-6 October 2017 at the Fairmont San Jose. 
Registration will open in the coming weeks!

To learn more about ARIN's PPMMs, visit 

*Election News – Nominations for ARIN Elections Open 17 July*

Beginning 17 July, ARIN Trustees and representatives from ARIN's General 
Members in Good Standing are cordially invited to nominate candidates 
for seats on the Board of Trustees and Advisory Council to serve 
three-year terms beginning 1 January 2018.

To view the initial requirements and responsibilities of the Board of 
Trustees and/or Advisory Council, please visit the pages below:

Board of Trustees: https://www.arin.net/about_us/bot_requirements.html

Advisory Council: https://www.arin.net/about_us/ac_requirements.html

This year, the ARIN Board of Trustees will appoint a third 
representative from a community-developed pool of nominees to a seat on 
the Number Resource Organization Number Council (NRO NC). Nominations 
are being accepted from any individual, regardless of ARIN Membership 
status and may include a self-nomination or multiple nominations for one 
or more candidate(s).

Lastly, remember to update or establish your Voting Contact by 20 
August! To learn more about Voting Contacts, visit 

*Featured Service/Policy Requirements*

POC Validation Requirements – Per ARIN policy (NRPM 3.6), an email is 
sent annually to every POC registered in ARIN’s Whois that has not been 
updated in the past 12 months, asking you to validate that your POC 
registration information is still correct. This POC validation policy 
improves the quality of the Whois data and helps to ensure that your 
contact information stays up to date. It also helps to protect you from 
resource hijacking and the potential loss of control of not only your 
resources, but also your Org ID and POC records.

For a more in-depth look at the POC validation process, visit 
https://www.arin.net/resources/request/poc.html#validation and check out 
our video on the process at https://youtu.be/peGUuhmrC6I.

*Managing Your Resources in ARIN Online – Tools and Tricks*

1. Want to attach a file to your Ask ARIN ticket? Remember to select 
'DONE' after uploading the document. You also need to provide a comment 
before selecting 'SUBMIT.'

2. Need to submit a transfer because you acquired IPv4 addresses from an 
auction, brokerage service, or a resource holding organization? Make 
sure to answer 'No' in the transfer form when asked if the transfer is 
due to a Merger, Acquisition, or Reorganization. Only organizations that 
have acquired the assets (such as customer and/or equipment) from 
another organization should answer 'Yes.'

*Billing and Payment – Tools and Tricks*

1. It is up to you, the customer, to keep the billing contact 
information up-to-date on your account! Use either email 
(billing at arin.net) or ARIN Online to edit the billing information.

Is the company name on your invoice correct? If the company name has 
changed, you can request to update the registration using either a Name 
Change or Network Transfer function of ARIN Online.

2. Do you know ARIN offers Automated Clearing House (ACH) as a payment 
option? Customers with a U.S. bank may initiate an ACH payment 
transaction to ARIN at any time, and receipt of your payment to ARIN is 
very quick, usually within two business days. To request ARIN’s ACH 
payment instructions, email the Financial Services Department at 
billing at arin.net. ARIN accepts payment in U.S. Dollars (USD).

*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*

Check out www.TeamARIN.net for our latest blogs, including recent posts 
about feedback at ARIN, the 5th anniversary of World IPv6 Launch Day, 
and several IPv6 case studies by guest bloggers.

Stay connected with us on social media:

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