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ARIN 2017 Election 

ARIN is conducting their annual election and this year I’m up for reelection to the advisory council. Candidate speeches were earlier today at the meeting here in San Jose.  A copy of my comments are here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV3cGPd2ujg)

For those of you who are ARIN members I first of all urge you to vote and secondly I thank you for your vote.

As I did at the meeting today I’ll end with a haiku:

Uniqueness our goal

IP address to deploy

Route end to end

Akamai State of the Internet Q1-2017

Akamai has released their 2017-Q1 state of the Internet report, and as usual it includes some interesting insights into what is going on in how the world is connected.

A few interesting things I noted:

  • 814M active IPv4 addresses were observed
  • Belgium remains the IPv6 adoption leader at 38% of connections supporting dual-stack, followed by Greece at 25%, and the US at 22%
  • Verizon & T-Mobile now have 82% of connections to Akamai being served over IPv6

Akamai – Q1 2017 State of the Internet (Copy)

2016 Addressing Report

Geoff Huston recently released his annual addressing report looking back at 2016.  Within his report a few things jumped out at me.

  • Transfers (almost 4,000 transfers constituting more that 32 million IPv4 addresses) continue to grow and mostly are old legacy address blocks which are now being put into reuse.
  • The ARIN region, despite its restrictive “need-based” policies on IPv4 transfers continues to lead in transfers with more than 15 million addresses in 2016.
  • Transfers are creating some level of deaggregation, this was largely expected as current IPv4 address holders break up larger blocks to sell either for a higher per unit price, or to match the size needed to buyers.
  • The number of IPv6 addresses being distributed to organizations continues to increase with more than 50,000 /32s being distributed in 2016.

Addressing 2016 (copy)

BGP 2016 (copy)