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Merit to Temporarily Use 2a00:0000::/12 for Darknet Experiment

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Starting on 1 November 2012, Merit, a non-profit research organisation, will temporarily use and announce 2a00:0000::/12 as part of its darknet experiment. The range was allocated to the RIPE NCC by the IANA.

A similar experiment was also performed by Merit for IPv4.

More information on this IPv6 Darknet Experiment, including its background and goals, can be found on RIPE Labs.