Network Operators & ISPs
The RIPE NCC is now allocating address space from the last /8. This means that IPv4 address space will be 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 member 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 from an upstream LIR or the RIPE NCC. No new IPv4 Provider Independent (PI) space will be assigned.
It is now imperative that network operators deploy IPv6 as soon as possible to ensure that their customers can access the future Internet and that their own networks remain reachable. Those ISPs who do not invest in timely IPv6 deployment on their networks may find attracting new customers difficult, and may begin to lose existing customers who wish to proceed with their own IPv6 deployment.
More information for ISPs and Network Operators
- Find out more about how the remaining IPv4 address space was distributed
- Get your IPv6 allocation or assignment
- How are the policies on IPv4 and IPv6 distribution created? Find out more about the the RIPE Policy Development Process
- The RIPE IPv6 Working Group