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In accordance with ripe-436, "Global Policy for the Allocation of the Remaining IPv4 Address Space", the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) has today allocated the final five /8 blocks of IPv4 address space to the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs).
This means that the IANA free pool of IPv4 address space is now exhausted.
The RIPE NCC received the IPv4 address range 185/8 and will begin making allocations from this block when its existing reserves of IPv4 address space have been distributed.
The RIPE NCC will continue to allocate IPv4 to memberss in accordance with ripe-509, "IPv4 Address Allocation and Assignment Policies for the RIPE NCC Service Region". This policy also outlines how addresses from the final /8 will be allocated to LIRs.
More information on the IP space administered by the RIPE NCC can be found at:
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