Business and Enterprise
The RIPE NCC is now allocating IPv4 address space from the last /8 of IPv4 address space that it holds. This means that IPv4 address space is now being allocated according to section 5.6 of "IPv4 Address Allocation and Assignment Policies for the RIPE NCC Service Region". This section states that a RIPE NCC members (LIRs) may receive a one time /22 allocation (1,024 IPv4 addresses), even if they can justify a larger allocation. This /22 allocation will only be made to LIRs if they have already received an IPv6 allocation.
The only way to ensure the future continuity of your online activities is to deploy IPv6 on your networks.
To keep your business connected now and beyond 2012, you need to ensure that the technologies you use are compatible with the next generation of IP addresses, IPv6.
Planning for IPv6 deployment needs to start now. Businesses need to invest in IPv6 to save in the long-term and protect return on technology investments that depend on the Internet.
The longer a business waits to adopt IPv6, the more expensive it will be. Last minute deployment makes it less likely that equipment upgrades can be integrated into your existing upgrade cycles, and will require more intensive staff training. Both of these factors can increase costs dramatically.
- Find out what you need to be aware of and how to create your IPv6 deployment plan
- IPv4 Exhaustion Timeline
More information for Business and Enterprise
- If you're a small business, there's information for your specific needs in the small business section on the IPv6ActNow website.
- Find out more about reaching the last /8
- Get your IPv6 allocation or assignment
- How were the policies on IPv4 and IPv6 distribution defined? Find out more about the the RIPE Policy Development Process
- The RIPE IPv6 Working Group