New ARIN CEO stresses the IPv4 address depletion problem and the importance of migrating to IPv6

Network World interviews John Curran, the new president and CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), in Internet's biggest issue? IPv6 transition, new ARIN CEO says.

Some direct quotes from John Curran:

· IPv4 address depletion is the most pressing issue facing the Internet community today…

· Yes, we are going to run out of free IPv4 addresses, and organizations that want to be able to make use of the Internet will need to support IPv6.

· The carriers obviously need to work aggressively to make their infrastructures support both IPv4 and IPv6, and I know all the major carriers have plans to do that.

· …the Internet is going to have two protocols on it — IPv4 and IPv6 — and over time the IPv6 one is going to grow a lot faster than the IPv4 one.

Joe Davies
Principal Technical Writer for the Windows Server Networking Documentation Team