Home / Industry

Interview with John Curran of ARIN on the Urgency of IPv6 Transition

We're long past the days when you can pickup the phone and ask the operator to connect you to "Pennsyvania 6-5000". However, the Internet is starting to feel old in that way — we're running out of addresses for the Internet Protocol Version 4 — yes, those numbers like that one encounters when setting up a home network. In 700 days there won't be anymore — so we need to move to IP version 6. This move has analogies in the Digital TV transition and the addition of area codes to the phone network a few years ago.

There are big blocks of these numbers that ISPs like AT&T are allocated to use by ARIN, the American Registry for Internet Numbers (and 4 other global RINs around the world). IPv4 is 32bits — 4 billion possible numbers — but that's not enough, according to ARIN CEO John Curran. He's working to get people to adopt IPv6.

In the following video interview by Howard Greenstein, John describes the situation and gives some good business reasons why people should start paying attention to this issue. "You don't want to be left behind on a fixed sized network in an Internet 'backwater'" says Curran.

About Supernova


At Supernova 2009, December 1-3, in San Francisco, CA, we're talking about 'Change' in the Network Age. The past year demonstrated both the promise and the peril of our densely connected world. Now, fresh strategies are needed for the new economic and social reality. Join business, technology and government leaders as we examine how networks have become the major instruments of change in this complex world. Register now for a $200 discount off the normal conference price, using priority code "cid09"! Learn More

Related topics: IP Addressing, IPv6

WEEKLY WRAP — Get CircleID's Weekly Summary Report by Email:

Related Blogs

Related News

Explore Topics

Industry Updates – Sponsored Posts

Afilias Partners With Internet Society to Sponsor Deploy360 ION Conference Series Through 2016

Dyn Adds Chris Griffiths As New VP of Labs

IP Geolocation: Four Reasons It Beats the Alternatives

Nominum Releases New Security Intelligence Application

New Nixu NameSurfer 7.3 Series Powers the Software-Defined Data Centre

New Nixu Solution Slashes Cloud Application Delivery Times from Weeks to Milliseconds

Domain Name Registrations Pass 233 Million in the First Quarter Of 2012

Automate IPAM Set-up with Nixu NEE 1.3 Series

Nominum selected as 2012 AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Company

Streamline Application Delivery Processes with Nixu NameSurfer 7.2.2

Nominum Releases New Version of Carrier-Grade DHCP Software for Telecom Providers

Nominum Survey of World's Leading ISPs Shows Nearly 60% of ISPs Plan to Roll-Out IPv6 by End of 2012

Frontline and Nominum Deliver Integrated DNS-Based Platform to Enhance Enterprise Security

Nominum Sets New Record for Network Speed and Efficiency

Implementing a Cyber-Security Code of Conduct: Real-Life Lessons From Australia (Webinar)

Nominum and Nixu Software to Deliver Centralized DNS and DHCP Management Solution

Nixu NameSurfer 7.2 Strikes Rich at Dojo

DotConnectAfrica Participates at ICANN 43 In Costa Rica, the "Rich Coast"

Nominum Launches World's First Purpose-Built Suite of DNSā€Based Solutions for Mobile Operators

Is IPv6 the New Y2K? (Primer)

Sponsored Topics

Afilias - Mobile & Web Services


Sponsored by
Afilias - Mobile & Web Services


Sponsored by


Sponsored by

DNS Security

Sponsored by