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IANA Allocates Two /8s of IPv4 Space to APNIC

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On 1 February 2011, the IANA allocated two /8s of IPv4 address space to APNIC, the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for the Asia Pacific region.

This means that only five /8s of IPv4 address space are left in the IANA free pool and the "Global Policy for the Allocation of the Remaining IPv4 Address Space" will be triggered.

When this policy comes into effect, the five RIRs will each receive one of the five remaining /8s and the global IPv4 pool will be exhausted.

We expect IANA to allocate these final /8s within the next few days.

Further information on IPv4 Exhaustion.