Privacy Policy

The American Registry for Internet Numbers places a high value on the privacy of our members and other visitors to our sites. Because we value your privacy so highly we have developed this Privacy Statement to inform you about our privacy practices for the entire ARIN website.

What Information Do We Collect?

Personal Information

ARIN does not collect any personal information from you unless you personally, explicitly, and intentionally provide it to us. As is standard practice for most websites, certain visitor characteristics are reflected in our web server logs (e.g. operating system, browser version, and Internet Protocol (IP) address). We make no attempt to link them with the individual visitors to the site. On this website, ARIN requires some visitors to provide certain personally identifiable information for purposes such as creating an account or submitting information. This information may include name, IP address, e-mail address, and other pertinent data. Questions about this privacy statement should be directed to Please specify "Privacy Statement" in the subject line of your e-mail. You will receive a response within three business days of your inquiry.

What We Do With That Information

With regard to non-personally identifiable information, we may periodically analyze our website logs to assess aggregate usage trends in order to better serve the needs of visitors to the site. Under some circumstances this information may be used for purposes of systems administration or server troubleshooting and security. The website logs are archived in their entirety and kept purely as an internal reference. We do not sell, rent, or share any personally identifiable information voluntarily supplied by visitors or our membership mailing list.

Use of Cookies

"Cookies" are pieces of information that a browser can record after visiting a website. This site may use cookies, at the direction of the user, to store account credentials.


While no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure, we take measures designed to protect the security of data transmitted to us upon receipt. Our databases, including the account and content databases and system administration logs, are restricted only to authorized users.

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that ARIN cannot be responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of those sites that collect personally identifiable information. This privacy statement pertains only to this website.

Content Posting

Please note that this privacy statement does not apply to any posting by you on any of the pages, as this is a wiki-based site. Your participation in these areas and anything you post in those areas will be attributed to you and displayed, republished, and otherwise disseminated by ARIN.

Compliance and Questions

If you have any questions regarding our privacy policy or you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, please contact the ARIN Member Services Department by e-mail to You may also contact us at that address if you have any concerns about the accuracy of personally identifiable information associated with your website account, or wish to correct what we have collected from you.

Consent and Changes to This Privacy Statement

Subject to the above provisions, by using this site, you consent to the collection and use of information by us in accordance with this privacy statement. If we decide to make a material change to our privacy statement or the way we use your personally identifiable information then at least thirty (30) days prior to making any material change to the Privacy Statement or in the way we use your personally identifiable information we will post such changes in this Privacy Statement, we will post notice of the nature of such change on the home page of this website.


Six years ago, ARIN established a wiki solely focused on offering a forum where our community could collect or provide timely and usable information about IPv6, from basic education through planning deployments and implementing on networks. In that time both ARIN staff and members of the ARIN and global Internet community have made contributions to the content of the site. Today we are happy to announce a significant enhancement to this offering. While the URL and much of the content remains the same, the system behind the website has been totally revamped. Here are some of the new features/changes you can look forward to taking advantage of:

  • More intuitive editing of documents -- wiki markup skills are no longer required
  • Hierarchical organization of pages allowing information to be organized logically and consistently
  • Ability to create pages with rich, dynamic content and use of dozens of macros
  • Easy to use tools for the creation of flowcharts and diagrams
  • Mobile-friendly design as well as many desktop interface improvements
  • User feedback form at the bottom of every page to highlight helpful content in search results and assist in identifying content needing revision
  • Tighter spam controls - to request a new user account, please contact us at

Please see this features page to see the other new features the site has gained by moving from using Mediawiki to Confluence as the wiki software.

We hope this is just the beginning! All interested individuals in the community are invited to use to post information they believe may be helpful to others looking at implementations or migrations of networks to IPv6. This can include recommended practices, success stories, case studies, and general information on using IPv6 in the ARIN region. Our intent continues to be to foster a site that is useful and relevant to our community, and particularly to those involved with IPv6 within the ARIN region. We know that there is an incredible range of knowledge available in the ARIN community and we hope this site grows as a valuable source for that kind of information.

As was the case with the former version of this site, it will be an open and organic repository of information. To help begin and frame the focus of the site, some relevant links back to ARIN's main website have been added, and general policies regarding acceptable use and privacy have been created and posted.

Those unfamiliar with wiki-based websites should review the Confluence User's Guide before getting started. Individuals with questions or suggestions about this site may send them to

With a newly revamped and reinvigorated IPv6 wiki, we hope you'll take another look at the site and possibly either find an answer to a question or provide an answer to another member of our community.

New Account Creation

To assist in the reduction of spam, we are asking anyone who wishes to contribute to this wiki to request an account by sending your name, preferred user name, and preferred email address (if different than the one you're sending from) to Your account will be created within one business day and an email will be generated and sent to the email you provided asking you to setup your own password for your account.