The point where everyone notices IPv6

Thu, Feb 3, 2011

On Monday, IANA fulfilled its last request for /8 blocks of IPv4 addresses. This triggers the IANA “[Global Policy for the Allocation of the Remaining IPv4 Address Space]( ipv4-space.htm)” exhaustion phase. This doesn’t mean there are no more available IPv4 addresses - APNIC just got two /8s on top of whatever they already have, and expect to be rationing them out for at least another 5 years. ARIN reported that they have almost five /8s worth of IPv4 addresses left to allocate.