IPv4.Global has announced Free Geek Vancouver as the winner of the second installment of their Good Netizen Awards. Free Geek Vancouver, a nonprofit community organization providing education and internet access while reducing the environmental impact of waste electronics through reuse and ethical recycling, was chosen through an open, online vote that began on Friday, September 28, and concluded on Monday, October 8.The Vancouver edition of the Good Netizen Awards coincided with NANOG 74 and ARIN 42 meetings that were held in Vancouver the same week.

IPv4.Global – the leading IPv4 address broker serving clients in every region, including the largest global network providers and cloud companies – designed the Good Netizen Awards to recognize and celebrate local organizations that have demonstrated exceptional “netizenship” throughout their communities. These netizenship efforts can include anything from engaging in the promotion of internet access to supporting and funding internet and technology education or contributing to open and ethical internet business practices. The finalists for this year’s Vancouver awards represented a range of notable contributions to internet stewardship.

IPv4.Global will contribute one percent of the gross sales on the IPv4Auctions.com platform that took place between October 15 and October 19, dividing the proceeds between Free Geek Vancouver and runner up The Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST). SCWIST works to boost numbers, retention and status of women in STEM workplaces through facilitated networking, mentoring, advocating and raising awareness of the harmful and outdated assumptions that plague some workplaces. IPv4.Global’s contributions will be distributed to the Good Netizen Award winner and runner-up proportionate to the number of votes each organization received.

“We are honored to have our efforts recognized by the Good Netizen Awards, and we feel even more grateful to have been selected as the winner, especially when among a group of such remarkable peers,” notes Robert Pilkington, Operations Manager, Free Geek. “This opportunity and its funding will support us in our goal of facilitating sustainable technology practices and help us bring digital access and education to a growing number of individuals. Our sincerest congratulations goes out to SCWIST as well, as we all work towards our common goal of better internet stewardship in the Vancouver community.”

IPv4.Global extends their congratulations to Free Geek and SCWIST, both true models of exceptional netizenship in action. The company is pleased to award both entities with financial contributions to thank them for their outstanding efforts and to encourage their continued work in facilitating a more encouraging, opportunity-rich and universally constructive internet environment for all.

The next IPv4.Global Good Netizen Awards will take place during NANOG 75 in San Francisco, California, February 2019. Future IPv4.Global Good Netizen Awards programs will coincide with industry meetings and events across the globe.