IPv4.Global, an operating unit of Hilco Streambank, recently announced the finalists for the next IPv4.Global Good Netizen Awards, which will coincide with the Vancouver, B.C. meetings of NANOG 74 taking place October 1-3, and ARIN 42 taking place October 4-5. The finalists are  BC Technology for Learning Society, Free Geek Vancouver and The Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST).

IPv4.Global has become the leading IPv4 address broker serving clients in every region, including the largest global network providers and cloud companies, and supporting transactions of IPv4 addresses of every size since its 2011 inception.

The company’s Good Netizen Awards were designed to recognize and celebrate local organizations that have demonstrated exceptional “netizenship” throughout their communities, including engaging in the promotion of internet access for all, supporting and funding internet and technology education and contributing to open and ethical internet business practices.

Finalists for this year’s Vancouver Good Netizen Awards represent a range of notable internet stewardship efforts benefiting communities in the Vancouver area.

The BC Technology Council equips schools, non-profits, libraries and First Nations groups with valuable and opportunity-laden technology access through the refurbishment and redistribution of donated computers and other items. The computers are refurbished by hired youth, further ensuring a new generation of technologically-inclined individuals.

Free Geek, a non-profit community organization, reduces the environmental impact of waste electronics by reusing and recycling donated technology. They also engage their community by providing education, job skills training and free tech support, along with free computers for their volunteers. The company supports the clients and students of the Vancouver School Board and Vancouver Coastal Health and provides free computers to communities in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside as well as to schools in Africa and South America.

The Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (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women in STEM workplaces through facilitated networking, mentoring, advocating and raising awareness of the harmful and outdated assumptions that plague some workplaces. The society also highlights opportunities and achievements for and about women in STEM fields by raising public visibility and guiding policy implementation.

Now that the finalists have been chosen, the awards are in the voting phase. Supporters can visit the IPv4.Global website to cast their vote for Vancouver Good Netizen now through Monday, October 8, after the closing of NANOG 73 and ARIN 42. The first and second place finishers will receive financial contributions from IPv4.Global in support of their continued efforts. The monetary prize, in the form of proceeds from the IPv4 online auction platform, will be divided between the Good Netizen Award winner and runner-up proportionate to the number of votes each organization receives.

“We would like to extend our sincere congratulations to all organizations selected as finalists for this second edition of the Good Netizen Awards. Their contributions to the Vancouver community are notable and wide-ranging,” states Gabe Fried, Chief Executive Officer at Hilco Streambank. “The inaugural Good Netizen Awards that took place in Denver this past June were a great success and we are pleased to continue this initiative in Vancouver and look forward to recognizing Good Netizens around the world in the future.”