________________________________________________________________________ RIPE NCC Allocating from Last /8 Block ________________________________________________________________________ On 14 September 2012, the RIPE NCC, the RIR for Europe, the Middle East and parts of Asia began distributing from their last /8 block according to section 5.6 of "IPv4 Address Allocation and Assignment Policies for the RIPE NCC Service Region". https://www.ripe.net/ripe/docs/ripe-553 There are now two regions in the world distributing small portions of IPv4 address space according to community agreed policy. APNIC reached its last /8 on 15 April 2011 and since then has only delegated 9% of that block. This means that 91% is still available, and new entrants will be able to acquire IPv4 address space for quite some time. Section 5.6 of the RIPE NCC policy allows an LIR a /22 allocation of addresses only if they have received an IPv6 allocation from the RIPENCC or an upstream LIR. No new IPv4 Provider Independant (PI) space will be assigned.
For more information, see: https://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/ipv4-exhaustion/faq With two regions now delegating from the last /8 block, the urgency for IPv6 deployment is now more important than ever as IPv6 is the only long-term solution for the continued growth and stability of the Internet. For more information on APNIC's IPv6 deployment support, see: www.apnic.net/ipv6 ________________________________________________________________________ APNIC Secretariat secretariat at apnic dot net Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) Tel: +61 7 3858 3100 PO Box 3646 South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia Fax: +61 7 3858 3199 6 Cordelia Street, South Brisbane, QLD http://www.apnic.net ________________________________________________________________________ * Sent by email to save paper. Print only if necessary.