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IPv4 Exhaustion

On 14 September 2012, we reached our last /8 block of IPv4 addresses and a new policy for how we distribute our remaining resources came into effect. The "last /8" has since been completely exhausted. We are now making allocations from our pool of recovered IPv4 address space.

What does this mean?

We allocate the IPv4 address space according to section 5.1 of "IPv4 Address Allocation and Assignment Policies for the RIPE NCC Service Region", which states that LIRs can request a one time /22 allocation (1,024 IPv4 addresses). No new IPv4 Provider Independent (PI) space can be assigned.

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RIPE NCC IPv4 Available Pool Graph

This graph shows the current number of IPv4 addresses in the RIPE NCC available pool.