NRO/RIR reports
20 November, 2015
9 a.m.

NICK HYRKA: Good morning everyone. Welcome. I am the communications manager at the RIPE NCC and welcome to the red‑eye edition. This is the final day of RIPE 71 here in Bucharest and we have been treated very well. I think it was a wonderful idea to finally bring the show to Romania, we have had a great time here and now let's wrap it up.

Before we start, I just wanted to say a wave to Rob Blokzijl, who couldn't be here this week, I know we wanted to tell them all that we miss you very much and look forward to seeing you soon.

I also want to give a shout out to the support staff back at the base, Ollie, Adam, everyone is holding up the house on single. Good job. You have done us well from afar.

And I think we're all set to go. So, first thing I note is that all this week we have been having elections from the NRO NC, so outside that door, Michael Fearson, one of the communications writers, has a box, and those of you who have yet to vote, he is collecting ballots. Those will be counted at the end of this session, and the winners will be announced.

With that, I think we can get started with the first presentation and with that it's AfriNIC, and this is Arthur Carindal, who is the head of member services, he is going to be joining us remotely, so, let's see if we can get connected.

ARTHUR CARINDAL: Thank you and good morning everybody. My name is Arthur Carindal, head of services, and I'm coming to share with you the AfriNIC activities update.

AfriNIC is founded ten years ago and we are based in Mauritius and this year we are celebrating our ten years of existence. AfriNIC is composed almost of 44 dedicated full‑time staff. And concerning the issue of training, the middle of November, we reached 1,000, more than 1200 members.

Concerning the IPv4 distribution. We have distributed more than 84 million of IPv4 addresses and our pool is currently have less than 2.2 /8s.

Concerning the IPv6 prefix distribution. We have issued so far more than 500 IPv6 prefixes regardless of the size. And 37% of our members already receive at least 1 IPv6 prefix and we have already covered 91% of African countries.

Regarding the ASN number, more than 1,000 ASN, regardless of the byte, 2‑ or 4‑byte, we have distributed since 2006.

Concerning the global infrastructure, we are still working on our RPKI services. DNS Anycast services has been to 6 TLDs and more than 26 TLDs are using our service now. So, and we have staff working to increase that number.

DNSSEC we sign all our zones, are so providing services to our members. We are also implementing ROA to ‑‑ and in the coming months we will have two additional cities.

NICK HYRKA: Arthur, we're not seeing your slides change, so we want to catch up with you.

ARTHUR CARINDAL: Is it okay now? I go slowly.

NICK HYRKA: I think we may be having so the technical difficulties. So we're going to hang up and phone you back, is that okay? We'll be right back.

Arthur, we're going to work on this and move to the next speaker and we'll come back to you. You tell me when you guys are ready for the next one.

This is Tom Do, he is from APNIC and he will be giving the APNIC update.

TOM DO: Good morning. My name is Tom Do, and I am a senior Internet resource analyst at APNIC, so what I'll be doing today is giving you a really broad update of what's been happening in the APNIC region.

So, I'll start off with our vision statement, which is a global, open, stable and secure Internet that serves the entire Asia Pacific region.

Now, in line with your vision, we separate our activities into three main indicators, the first being service serving our members, the second supporting the Internet development in the Asia Pacific, and thirdly, collaborating with the Internet community, but more broadly the work that we do on a global scale.

So, moving on to supporting.
V6 delegations have been quite stable throughout the region. We don't ‑‑ the majority of delegations have been a /32. So, the majority of our delegations have been a /32, which is the default allocation size for providers followed by a /48 which is the default assignment size. So /48 which is the default assignment size for an end‑site. So the double lines indicate where we think we'll be at the end of the year, so, roughly, we project that we'll have 600 IPv6 delegations by the end of this year.

In regards to v4. In 2014, we saw a big spike in the number of delegations. As I mention, in 2014, we had a big spike in v4 delegations, and that was contributed to the fact that we were able to further delegate a /22 to our members.
V4 transfers is another way that our members can get additional IPv4 address space. We don't do too many transfers in our region, roughly around 10 or more a month, but we're kind of keeping steady from last year but just last, in saying so, last month we made 19 transfers during that period.

We have a listening service that's available to our members and roughly 44% of our members are utilising that listing service and out of those members who are using that, there is over 70% of members still looking for v4 address space to be transferred to them. So there is a big need still for v4 address space in our region.

Moving on to ASN assignments. In 2010, we stopped making the distinction between 4‑byte and 2 byte ASN numbers, and that's seen in the graph.

In regard to 4‑byte delegation, we kind of effectively converted over to that and there was a small percentage of members who actually returned the 4‑byte ASNs because they weren't able to use it for their networks and that was roughly around 4%, so, overall, a lot of our members are able to use v4 address space.

‑‑ sorry, 4‑byte ASN numbers.

Our membership has also increased. Just a few months ago, we reached over 5,000 members in our region, and comparatively to our NIR sub‑accounts, they both had dramatically increased. Now, this is due to members, you know, signing up to get the final /22 v4 address space, and when we combine these two graphs from APNIC membership with our NIR sub account, we project that we'll reach over 10,000 members throughout the region, so that's a great milestone in itself.

There are a number of projects that we have completed this year. Particularly, that related to MyAPNIC which is an online portal for our members, during this period we have launched the two factor authentication, that uses the time‑based one‑time password algorithm, and members from a choice: Either use this or certificates, and what we're seeing is that our members are still using the certificates more.

Also, would he have launched e‑mails, sign into MyAPNIC, a maintainer automation, so basically, maintainers associated to an account will be saved automatically in MyAPNIC for all users under that account.

We also completed an MyAPNIC survey during that period and that looked at the user experience of our online portal and what we found out was that what was more important to our members, what we wanted from our portal, and we saw that they wanted simplified WHOIS updates and a single page to manage reverse DNS.

So moving on to supporting the community.

Our change team have been quite busy this year, they had 50 face‑to‑face courses this year alone in 20 locations, and in addition to that, they have also increased their courses. So they have added advance BGP and DNS security to their courses that they are teaching this year.

In regards to NOG, so when we attend NOG events we have a lot to do with connecting with the community and, at these events, we provide technical and APNIC updates, host mast and consultations, training sessions and sponsorship and logistical support. For example, tomorrow will be the first MyMONOG that will be held and APNIC have providered technical tracks and sponsorship to that event.
In regards to community development we main committed in providing fellowships to people in that community. For example, at our APRICOT conference this year we provided 15 fellowships and at APNIC stand‑alone conference we provided 24 fellowships, so these fellows were given financial support in regards to travel, accommodation and daily expenses and we won't be able to provide this fellowships without the sponsorships, for example, from...

Technical assistance service is another initiative that we have implemented this year to support the community, so, it's basically come about from our, from when our trainers go to train our members and it's a question always asked about our members wanting additional expertise to deal with issues such as v6 deployment or security concerns. So, with technical assistance service, we have industry experts on board like Phillip Smith, who go to these organisations and provide that additional assistance to them and give them some best practices ideas for them.

In regards to v6, we continue to remain committed in promoting v6 in helping increase its adoption rate. For example, as part of your technical assistance outreach we collaborated with the ITU and had a five‑day v6 workshop in Bangkok, Thailand, and that workshop had 50 participants in 12 different economies.

In regards to security outreach, we continuously promote best practices throughout the community. Our security specialist has been really busy engaging with law enforcement agencies and certs, and has had over more than ten country visits. He has also been elected as a board member at the forum of Internet security response teams.

Our labs team have also extended the measurement activities this year as well by replacing Flash with HTML 5 which basically allows them to now measure mobile devices for the first time, so with that, we have had on our lab servers, over 3 million measurements per day looking at things like v6 capability, so if you want to know more information, you can have a look at our web page.

A new tool that's also available is vizAS so it's basically a visualisation tool for ASN number interconnections in a particular economy. So it's a graphical display and it's a great visual aid to see how the interconnections is happening around you. So with that, so ‑‑ the ASNs with the most down streams presented closer to the centre, and the nodes with the darker colour represents more IP addresses going through that routing.

In addition to the two conference that is we hold every year, we also have smaller events that we provide, such as regional meetings, which aim as an additional forum for our members to interact and connect with the network peers and those in surrounding economies, and in addition to that we also have member gathering meetings, so we understand that not all of our members can attend our conferences, so this is another way that we can have the face‑to‑face interactions and to provide that consultation support for them.

So, in regard to collaboration.
So, there have been a number of global cooperation activities that we have done this year, particularly in providing v6 advocacy throughout the region and engaging with Government agencies, to focus on capacity building, particularly in regard to human resource, Internet related training and skill development and of course promoting the RIR model.

And finally, RIR collaboration.
It's something that goes on in different ways with different RIRs in the region, but a notable mention would be the RIR stability fund, which is a commitment to have funds available just in case an RIR might run into some financial difficulties or logistical difficulties.

And finally, before I finish, you are all welcome to attend our next conference, which is APRICOT 2016, which will be held in Aukland, New Zealand, in February. If you cants participate, you can always participate remotely. And thank you very much.

NICK HYRKA: Are there any questions. Is this true that this is your very first presentation ever?

TOM DO: Yes.

NICK HYRKA: You were brilliant. Take a deep breath and we're going back to AfriNIC and hopefully we have a good connection with Arthur? Arthur, are you with us?

Shall we move on? All right, next up is Aaron Hughes from the ARIN board giving the ARIN update.

AARON HUGHES: Good morning. I am Aaron Hughes, I am one of the seven board members in the ARIN region, six of which are elected and the 7th is the CEO. Here to give an update about the ARIN region.

So our 2015 focus, and this has been fairly consistent throughout the year as per our strat plan.

We, of course, have a focus on customer service. This was based on a survey we sent out in 2014 and got a lot of feedback related to increased customer service focus and registration services. We have increased the staff there as well to help with that.

Certainly, we continue to work on transition awareness from v4 to v6, and of course of participating in Internet governance forums throughout the world. Just GATT back from IGF. Everybody knows here, was heavy early on in the year and is now coming to a close in terms of what we can do as an RIR.

And, of course, we continue to development integration of web‑based functionality. There's been a long list of feature requests from members for new features for ARIN online, we have actually had a surge in staff as well, we ramped up the development staff to make sure it met the members' needs.

V4 status in the ARIN region. We have actually depleted the pool on the 24th September this year, so we have gone down to nothing. We have a waiting list for unmet requests and certainly the two options in the ARIN region are to go for transfers using a broker, or go on the waiting list for a member request. You can pre‑approved for space and get on the wasting list. That waiting list continues to grow, certainly of course there is the adoption to adopt v6 and not bother with v4. We do have some purpose‑specific inventory in the ARIN region, so there is a /10 set aside for the purpose of v6 transition. It hasn't been heavily used yet and I think that's in part because of clarification as to what that IP space is for, some of the purposes or one of example for a purpose did ‑‑ identifiers for OSPF and BGP. So you can even request prefixes longer than 24, it's really about uniqueness and about transition to 6.

There is also a small reserve for critical infrastructure, things like internet exchange or infrastructure or etc.

Trends over 2015. We saw people making use of a policy to get a minimum size allocation of a /24. That ran right up until September when we ran out of the v4 space, that trend immediately stopped because we had no more to give.

Lots of first time requests coming into the registry, people that are brand new to the registry for various reasons and of course we now are seeing upstreams recommend that they go directly to regional Internet registry to get IP sources. This is a new growing trend. I think our member count is roughly 5300 at the moment and growing. We're seeing an increase in market‑based transfers. No surprise there, of course this includes inter‑RIR transfers. More organisations are going on the waiting list, this is growing, we're up around 190 or so.

V4 transfers. There is two different transfers you can do. One is a specified recipient. So transfer from one organisation to another. We have seen 362 transfers this year ranging from a /24 up to a /10, and 22 ASN transfers. Always a surprising one for me to see that, but ASN transfers are happening.

Inter‑RIR transfers, we have seen about 180 ranging from /24 to 13. The majority of from ARIN to APNIC and a couple from APNIC to ARIN.

Operational improvements. As I mentioned, we staffed up both on the customer support side and the development side, so we have been working on customer service related improvements as well as integrating new features on ARIN on‑line. There is a huge list of things that we have been working on so things like multi‑background indication, WHOIS and making easy any feature you can do through an e‑mail template or through a Hostmaster has really been hadded to the ARIN online. For inter‑RIR transfers, we are getting to ARIN online. The outbound is finished and the inbound is coming soon to a theatre near you.

Another thing that shouldn't be a surprise at all. We are seeing for v4 only versus v4 and v6 allocations from members has gone from roughly what was 20:80 to now about 50:50 in the last five years. This is really great and hopefully we can see that cross the other direction and be more v6.

Anyway, it continues to go up and to the right.

Policy proposals. There is not a lot of activity right at the moment, so we have got one on modification criteria for the initial end‑user assignments, and how many sites you need to qualify for a /40. And one to modify 8.2 reflects how ARIN actually handles the reorganisations, it's something we could use clarification from the members as to how we handle reorganisations.

There's a bunch of stuff under discussion, these of course are going to be discussed at our next meeting which is coming up in Montego Bay, Jamaica, in April of 2016, so we'd certainly love to see you there and of course you can participate remotely and much like I think ever RIR has, we have a fellowship programme as well so if you know somebody or need assistance getting there, feel free to reach out and we can help you out.

Any questions?

NICK HYRKA: Thank you very much.


We're going to move forward and get the LACNIC update, and with that we have got the security stability and resilience coordinator.

GUILLERMO CICILEO: Good morning. Well, I work for LACNIC in a programme that is called the security and stability, I am the coordinator of that programme, I will give the update.

Well, as many of you already know, we are one of the five RIRs. We cover 33 to 37 on Latin America and Caribbean. We have a structure with two national Internet registries, one is in Brazil and one is in Mexico. We already have more than 5,000 members. Our staff is mainly based in Montevideo but we also have some people who works in other places, we have 44 full‑time staff. And since this year we have a new CEO, many of you may all ready know he left, last year, LACNIC, and now our CEO is...

As I was telling the membership has grown, we have more than 5,000 members now. Most of the memberships now are growing from ‑‑ they are in the category of small members. The main growth rate is in that category.

As most of the RIRs, weapon depleted our IPv4 stock, we call this an exhaustion phase, because we still have some reserved blocks in our region we have a different approach, we have different phases. We reserved a /11 for what it was called soft landing, which is ‑‑ that's a block in which we delegate ‑‑ we assign prefixes of at most a /22, and the organisation can get another prefix only after six months.

And after the end of this soft landing block, we will enter a new phase, which is called Phase 3, which is only for new entrants. In this Phase 3, we only will assign prefixes to organisations who hasn't yet been assigned any IPv4 block.

This was the initial policy for the exhaustion phase. But now ‑‑ well, this is the status now of IPv4 assigning rate in the last years.

And this is an exhaustion modelling for the change of Phase 2 to Phase 3 that I was talking about, but this has changed now because there was a policy proposal that was approved in our last ‑‑ it was approved as an experimental policy in our mailing list but it was, yesterday, finally approved by the board. This policy duplicates the space of the Phase 2, so this exhaustion model will not apply any more because we know will have more space there.

This is the policy I'm talking about. The difference was that the Phase 2 space was depleted fast, so the consideration was to add the other block to this space and to use for the other, for the new entrants' space, the IP blocks recovered from IANA and from local organisations in the region.

Well, this is ‑‑ these are the policies that were being discussed lately. The main ones, the more important to know for you are that, there was a policy that has been activated now that permits the transfers of IPv4 space inside the region. So, now this policy is ‑‑ it's approved and there can be IPv4 transfers inside the region.

And, well, the other one is that I talked about before.

We are working on a lot of capacity‑building activities. We have many workshops on IPv6. We have been doing workshops in central America and in other parts of the region. We have also workshops on security and on computer security incidence response, which are called [Emfaro] we have also virtual campus, and we began with a very basic IPv6 course in this campus, but now we are adding more courses like... well, for instance, BGP and IPv6, advancing to IPv6, and others will come next year.

The basic IPv6 course was very useful for many ISPs for ‑‑ not mainly for the technical or operating persons, but they use that course for other areas of the ISP for an introductory course to the IPv6. And we had a good feedback from the ISPs in the region.

We had also a programme for IXPs promotion and we do a lot of training in IXPs mainly in BGP, RPKI and IPv6. These are workshops that are essential that we are being conducting on different countries.

And, also, in our main events, we have two conferences per year, and we are doing a peering tutorial there with a lot of ‑‑ with more than 100 people per tutorial.

Specifically on security and stability, we have a great adoption rate of RPKI. This is a comparison of the adoption rate in our region compared to others. We have many activities for assigning the space for for creating the ROA, mainly in the IXPs of the region.

We have been doing an IPv6 study in the second part of this year. This study has been funded by Banco CAF, which is a development bank of Latin America. We conducted a survey of IPv6 because we want to ‑‑ we wanted to know why the IPv6 deployment in the region is behind other regions. So, we conducted a survey between our members, but also, we choose a sample of ten countries and we work to each of these countries and we had interviews with the main ISPs to know what the state of IPv6 is in each of them. We also had interviews with the governments and with the academic institutions, with the national research and location networks, and this study will be ready next month and it will help to understand why IPv6 is not being adopted as we would like in the region, and what can be done to improve the situation. The study will have a lot of guides and recommendations and best practices and, also, we are working on an economic model for the ISPs because we think that is something that the ISPs will need.

One of the main conclusion of this study is that most of the ISPs in the region are using Carrier‑Grade NAT and they are going the path of having dual stack, having native IPv6 and Carrier‑Grade NAT, but they are still in the starting phases of implementing native IPv6. Most of the ISPs are implementing IPv6 on their backbones but they are not reaching yet the end users.

And as I said, CGN is the main selection. And they are not implementing transition techniques like 474 XLat or NAT 64. They are ‑‑ the ISPs which are implementing IPv6 are doing it in dual stack with Carrier‑Grade NAT for IPv4.

We had some successful cases in the region like Peru, which has 15% of IPv6 preference. Also, Equador, Brazil and Bolivia and the ones, the countries that have more IPv6 deployment.

Well, we had a number of other initiatives. We had cooperation initiative which is called +Raices, which is deploying copies of, Anycast copies of route servers. We are working with route servers F, L, K, and I. We are working also, encouraging the deployment of RIPE Atlas probes and we are funding anchors deployment also.

We have a LACNIC initiative for computer incident response which is called Warp. This initiative is led by [Grasa] le Martinez. It's mainly to be a contact centre for the operators in the region and to help them to contact others. We have been doing also other training like testing v6, which is a new initiative for the developers of applications and for having a methodology to know when an application and also an environment support IPv6.

Well, we have been also working on the IANA transition process. We have been participating on the IGF in Brazil. We have a project of ‑‑ ARIN original fund for innovation in Latin America. And we have had a lot of meetings this year, two in the Caribbean, which are called LACNIC Caribbean on the move, and we had our main event in Lima, Peru, and in Bogota. And we will be having our next big meeting in Cuba, next year in May. So you are all invited, and, of course, if you cannot go, you can attend via stream.

So that's all I have to say. Thank you.

NICK HYRKA: Thank you. Any questions?


Next step, we're going to move on to the NRO update. So Axel Pawlik, who is the RIPE NCC Managing Director and also the NRO EC Chair for 2015.

AXEL PAWLIK: For six more weeks. Hello, good morning. Like I said, you are my favourite people crawling out of bed after the party. Very good. Thank you. So you will be rewarded with a lovely NRO presentation.

What is the NRO? Our mission is to be the flagship and global leader for collaborative Internet number resource management as a central element of an open, stable and secure Internet.

What is it really?

Introduction and activities. The NRO is the number resource organisation, and it is a not incorporated thing. It's basically the RIRs signing an MoU in October 2003. It's very lightweight thing. It's a vehicle for cooperation and coordination among the RIRs.

The mission is to provide and promote a coordinated Internet number registry system together. To promote the mightily stakeholder model and bottom up self‑regulation, policy development process in that case, Internet governance, to coordinate and support joint activities like I said, and act as a focal point, the idea originally was to help people who would maybe be travelling throughout the various regions to work in the policy development process, to give them some joint sort of entry there into the RIR system. And last but not least, to fulfil the role of the ICANN Address Supporting Organisation. The ASO.

Now, the ASO has an Address Council, the AC. The AC is built from the NRO numbers Council, and, while that might be a little bit confusing, out there is Michael with the ballots for the NC elections that are taking place right now. So, I advise you to make use of that opportunity and to cast your vote for either Dmitry, Nurani and Sander, I think, are the candidates. So, make use of that please. And Michael will tell you how and when to do it and not whom to vote for, of course.

So the NRO key focus areas. Supporting RIR coordination. To look for global coordination and governance. Coordination in this huge Internet governance field and to monitor and contribute to global Internet governance discussions at large wherever they might take place.

We have an executive committee. It's me, Oscar, John, Paul and Alan. Our roles rotate throughout the years. So, I'm Chair for this year and Oscar is already looking for to taking over in January. We have a secretariat that also rotates throughout the regions, it's currently with LACNIC. We have an executive secretary who is hosted by APNIC. We have a couple of coordination groups that sort of focus our stuff on things they do together like communications, public affairs, engineering and also registration services.

Of course, things don't go without cost, so we share the cost that we incur as the NRO. It's the RIRs together, so mostly that's travel for the ASO AC, for the executive secretary, mostly around meetings like ICANN meetings and IGFs. Communications NRO, coordination group, occasionally they meet face‑to‑face. Outreach and general, our contribution to the IGF falls in there. The ICANN contribution, which is stable for 16 years, I think, at $[8]23,000. And staffing costs of course goes in there, and it's up by not a too complicated formula wrong the RIRs, so it's a little bit flexible but what each individual RIR is contributing there, it works quite well for quite a long time.

The joint RIR stability fund, I have mentioned before. That is something that we agree to, among the RIRs, as a sort of an emergency fund should that be needed at some point. Currently, we have just over 2 million US dollars in there. It's not a separate fund. It's earmarked money within the RIRs reserves so there is no fix and firm commitment in financial terms, but we agreed that money would be made available in case. If the dikes break in Amsterdam and the NCC is flooded and we would need to have some emergency operation that is could go into that as well.

Right. We published a couple of reports. There is the Internet numbers status report that goes up regularly, it's updated quarterly. We have the comparative policy over view, again to make is a little bit easier for the community to understand the differences or the more or less slight differences between the regions in number policies, etc. Good stuff.

We also publish the RIR governance matrix, I mentioned that earlier. It's geared towards the transparency of RIR governance models, and details there. It's quite helpful if you want to understand the RIRs from the outside.

The question‑and‑answers document there on accountability, so, basically following from the governance matrix.

And I mentioned earlier also that the RIRs are currently doing a joint, or in the process of doing a joint accountability review there.

All the things that sort of fly a bit under the NRO banner.

I will not talk too much about the IANA stewardship transition, we have done that earlier this year already, it is exciting and occasionally amusing in a weird way, but it is really, really good to see that the community came together and put the proposal out and is eagerly working away to make it all a great big success.

What we have done following the CRISP proposal and principles, we drafted a sort of contract that we would like to sign with IANA services, we call it the service level agreement. It's fully based on, like I said, CRISP proposals. We gone quite far in that we have set ‑‑ in Dublin, during the ICANN meeting just to look at some of the operational details more and we are basically in agreement there on the text what we have yet to receive formally, is a response from the ICANN leader team on what they think about this and we think it might be a little bit more complicated than on the operational things. We are looking forward to that and generally we are quite optimistic that it will be finalised at least as a paper draft without the signatures in the next couple of weeks.

So, there are not that much number‑related things in the ICANN accountability field, the cross‑community Working Group there which is also something that has taken quite a lot of time. We have four people in there, they are following this quite closely, and I must say, I severely underestimated the amount of work that went into there. So, those people are doing a really, really good job representing our interests as a community in that particular Working Group there.

And we'll see what comes out of that soon.

Internet Governance Forum. We still see that as the main event in the Internet governance field for the RIRs. So, we go, we also contribute to the cost of the secretariat there, we want this thing to continue. We think it's a first‑rate opportunity to talk, not only amongst ourselves, we can do that here as well, but also with newcomers and governments and regulators and civil society and all sorts of people, on things that are relevant to all of us.

So, we do an NRO booth there with brochures on ongoing cooperation, IPv6 around the world and magically what is missing from this is the most important thing that the we saw for the first time this year, the barista. Finally, people are taking note of the NRO booth and they queue for for hours ‑‑ well, a long time to get to it. Wonderful what coffee can do.

Also, of course, more on the substance, we always try to find stuff that is interesting for the IGF community on numbers, on services on things that we would do. So we had a nice RIR open forum last week only, basically with one of the highlights, the cooperation that the German Government found, governments in general, in policy development. That was sort of one of the jewels on there. Also we did some support for the IPv6 best practices forum. That kind of thing that needs to be represented in the IGF as well.

So, that's basically my short update from the NRO. If you have any questions, I'm happy to answer them and do remember, there are ballots out there that need filling in for the NRO NC. Thank you very much.

NICK HYRKA: Thank you very much, Axel. Continuing with the NRO, we have got the statistics report from Ingrid, and she is the assistant manager of the registration services department. Welcome.

INGRID WIJTE: Good morning. I'm presenting again the number resources report from the NRO. It's a quarrel report that we compile together and this one is from the end of September.

This is the total overview of /8s that have been distributed, and as you can see, IANA has no /8s left. We have got some bits and pieces from the recovered pool. Central registry: Those are the /8s that were distributed before the Internet registry system, before RIRs. And not available are the ones that are reserved by the technical community for special purposes.

At this moment, there is still some /8s available, mostly in ARIN, they have almost two‑and‑a‑half. And RIPE NCC has a little bit over one /8. And that is because we have been receiving additional space from IANA and from recovered pool, and from members that close and returned their resources and, as you can see, ARIN is down to zero currently. They are full out.

And looking at the other space that was issued over the years by the RIRs to customers, you can see that the trend is going down, and /8s obviously and I believe AfriNIC is now, for the first time, leading in distribution of IPv4. So that's a new development.

And this is the overview of how the /8s have been distributed by the different RIRs with APNIC with almost 45 /8s.

Moving on to ASNs. The total number of ASNs that the RIR have assigned each year continues to follow a similar trend. These numbers are both 16 and 32‑bit. RIPE NCC is continuing issuing the majority of ASNs, and ARIN is following closely.

Total number of distribution, the overview. And with regards to 4‑byte ASN, also in this regard, the RIPE is issuing, so it's following the same trend.

LACNIC is issuing ‑‑ so the other ones and AfriNIC looks to be far behind but if you look at the 16‑bit ASN they should, they are roughly issuing 50:50 every year. So, it's actually also going quite well.

There is a global overview again.

Now, moving on to IPv6. All the RIRs are currently allocating from the /3 out of which they have all received a /12, and this is how the trends are developing. The allocation number is still growing. The RIPE NCC has ‑‑ will probably exceed again the number they hit in 2014. Followed by LACNIC.

The overview: We have issued 10,000, over 10,000 allocations. We hit the mark actually this week with allocations that are also still issued. So the issue of just ones that have been issued and some of them have been returned.

The PI assignments. The trend is slightly different. The RIPE NCC started relatively late with PI assignments because the policies were accepted later than in other regions, but, at the moment, it seems that, this year, we'll see less PI assignments being issued. We still have ‑‑ after this report, one quarter to go, so we'll probably not reach a superior amount than last year.

And we are at 2,000 at the moment, and ARIN and ‑‑ ARIN is following in that one.

And then finally, this is actually a new development. LACNIC has now over 80% of members that have both v4 and v6 and that's also a first. RIPE NCC is following closely with 76%. And that might have been slowed down a little bit due to a policy change in our region that new member is no longer required to also request a v6 allocation if they want to receive a /22 from the last /8. So, the number is still increasing but less deeply than before. So we'll be following that trend and see if that will slow down significantly and report back on that.

All these numbers are available on the NRO website. So, you can find them here. If you have any questions, I'll be happy to answer them.

NICK HYRKA: Any questions for Ingrid? Thank you very much.


Now, those of you who missed the beginning we had few hiccups technically, we have been trying to connect with AfriNIC and get their update. So we're going to try Arthur one more time, if we get lucky.

ARTHUR CARINDAL: I'm sorry for that technical issue. I will start again.

Could I start now?

So, I will be very brief. I was saying that we are celebrating, this year, our ten years, and we put in place some objective to reach, by the end of this year, more than 12,000, so, so far, AfriNIC is serving more than 1,280 organisations in Africa.

Concerning the IPv4 distribution, we plan to distribute more than 12 million this year and we almost exceed that number. So that by the end of this month, we will have more than 84 million of IP addresses. And our current pool of addresses is around 2.2 /8 IPv4, and we expect that to decrease by next year regarding the number of requests we are receiving.

For v6, we have already issued more than 500 IPv6 prefixes since 2006, so 37% of our numbers already receive IPv6 prefix. So, we are doing our best to get all the African countries to be covered by IPv6.

For ASN numbers, more than 1,200 ASN numbers has been issued since 2006.

Concerning our global infrastructure, we are continuing working on our RPKI service. We also are extending our DNS Anycast to ccTLDs and for the DNSSEC as well we sign now on our zone and we are supporting our members by providing services.

Concerning the route server, so far we have three cities that have route server, and probably next year it will increase in number.

Concerning project initiative, we are still working with Arista, now we have released a now WHOIS based on the RIPE code. We have now our Internet registry up in numbers and we are supporting that to migrate the route object from RIPE RIR. And we are still working elsewhere with RIPE concerning the RIPE Atlas project.
We recently launched our AfriNIC service level commitment, that is one of the critical projects to pledge to the community for the provision of high quality service. This is a commitment we have put in place with our members.

Concerning the policy update. We have ratified this year two policies, resource reservation for Internet internet exchange and Anycast resources assignments in the African region, and we have, as well, two policies still under discussion. Out of region use of AfriNIC number resources and the number resource transfer policy.

Concerning the community engagement. We have put in place some initiative to train the Government and the policy makers and the managers, and we are conducting 17 IPv6 INR M workshops in 14 different African countries.

And that's all. And in November, from the 28th to the 4th December, AfriNIC is having its AfriNIC 23 meeting that will take place in Congo, and all of you are invited in order to celebrate as well our ten years of existence.

Thank you very much. If you have any questions, feel free now.

NICK HYRKA: Are there any questions for Arthur?

Well, thank you, Arthur, very much and I really do appreciate your patience, and persistence.


Now, we were scheduled to have a lightning talk which has now been moved. So, we have a couple of minutes I can do a couple of promotional pieces.

One is that we do have a feedback survey on the RIPE meeting web page and we beg you, we ask you politely, please submit your thoughts on how the meeting goes, how it works for you, and personally for this particular session, I'd be very interested in feedback on what you think works for this morning session, what doesn't. What you would like to see in this morning session. And the other thing I'd like to encourage you to do is that if you know of any females in the technical community who you would think benefit from being part of community and also we would benefit from having them because we love seeing more new faces especially more representation from across the spectrum, so, it was great that the newcomers session this week to actually see some new female faces in the group. So, well done.

And at that, I think ‑‑ unless you have any questions ‑‑ we are going to close the session and have an early coffee break. Okay. Thank you all very much.


(Coffee break)