IPv4 Free Pool Drops Below 10%

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Yesterday, the IANA allocated two /8s to the Asia-Pacifc region (the blocks in question are 1/8 and 27/8). Now, only 24 /8s (9.3%) are available.

Last year, the "n=1" proposal was adopted. This proposal sets aside one /8 for each of the five Regional Internet Registries. If this proposal is taken into account, only 7.4% of the IPv4 free pool is available.

Welcome to 2010.

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Greg Martin said:

2010 is also the year the US government mandated to switch over completely to IPv6. Nobody was surprised in 2009 that there was little to no progress made :/

Greg - be more optimistic :-) v4 did not have a rough time in 2009, but several things have happened this year to give it a worse ride. See here for more: http://www.andyd.net/2010/2010-will-be-a-bad-year-for-ipv4/


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