[arin-discuss] Encouraging IPv6 Transition (From PPML)

John Von Essen john at quonix.net
Tue May 15 12:42:50 EDT 2012

Here's an idea I'll just through out there...

There are people (i.e. ISPs, datacenters, etc.,.) who "could" push  
more IPv6 usage if they were properly motivated. Take me for example,  
in my datacenter less then 2% of our users are using IPv6. Now, IPv6  
dual stack is enabled for all our customers, but just because its  
enabled and we emailed them the info doesn't mean they'll use it -  
especially if I am unwilling to call each customer and convince them  
to start using the IPv6 addresses in a dual stack config.

What would make me more willing to do that?

Simple. Recognition on the Arin.net website with a "link" to my  
company. The "link" is key, because that link will help my google rank  
and get my company more public exposure. Thats enough incentive for me  
to start calling my datacenter customers and getting their dual stack  
configs into use.

So Arin could run a monthly or quarterly contest to find Org's that  
have high levels of IPv6 usage. Providers would "enter" the contest  
and say how people they turned up on IPv6 or converted, how many IPs  
with live sites behind them, etc.,. Arin would review and pick say 5  
winners. Those 5 winners would get profiled on the arin.net website.

Now this sort of happens right now with alot of the worldipv6 websites  
where providers can have their company name and link added as long as  
they can submit a working IPv6 IP and website to test, but those are  
new sites and dont carry alot of weight. If the Arin contest placed  
the 5 winners somewhere in the homepage of Arin.net - that carries  
alot more weight. I would total pester some of my users to use dual  
stack v6 so I could win and get that exposure.

-John Von Essen

On May 15, 2012, at 11:59 AM, John Curran wrote:

> On May 15, 2012, at 11:33 AM, Joe Maimon wrote:
>> Perhaps we should be discussing what kind of outreach and to what  
>> extent, if any, should ARIN engage with community member identified  
>> entities that could use some IPv6 deployment prodding.
>> Or perhaps ARIN could limit themselves to being a backstop,  
>> supporting information, presentations, compatibility lists, IPv6  
>> deployment awards, etc...
> Both of the above are options; which do you feel ARIN should be doing?
> We presently make reference presentations, supporting handouts and
> educational materials available to anyone who asks, and will even
> coordinate getting speakers (ARIN, or members of the community) for
> those who need someone knowledgeable to present.  Obviously, it is
> best for us (from a scaling perspective) to enable the community to
> reach out to others about IPv6, but also do quite a bit of outreach
> directly.
> For more information on current resources that we make available,
> see <http://teamarin.net/spread-the-word/>
> Thanks!
> /John
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