Following these allocations an “end game” policy will now be triggered in which the final five /8s will be automatically distributed, one to each region, marking the end of IPv4 allocations to regional registries. Read the full announcement from APNIC below. We expect there will be a another announcement when the last /8s are allocated and we’ll pass it along.
The information in this announcement is to enable the Internet
community to update network configurations, such as routing filters,
APNIC received the following IPv4 address blocks from IANA in February
2011 and will be making allocations from these ranges in the near
Reachability and routability testing of the new prefixes will commence
soon. The daily report will be published at the usual URL:
Please be aware, this will be the final allocation made by IANA under
the current framework and will trigger the final distribution of five
/8 blocks, one to each RIR under the agreed “Global policy for the
allocation of the remaining IPv4 address space”.
After these final allocations, each RIR will continue to make
allocations according to their own established policies.
APNIC expects normal allocations to continue for a further three to six
months. After this time, APNIC will continue to make small allocations
from the last /8 block, guided by section 9.10 in “Policies for IPv4
address space management in the Asia Pacific region”. This policy
ensures that IPv4 address space is available for IPv6 transition.
It is expected that these allocations will continue for at least
another five years.
APNIC reiterates that IPv6 is the only means available for the
sustained ongoing growth of the Internet, and urges all members of the
Internet industry to move quickly towards its deployment.
APNIC Secretariat firstname.lastname@example.org
Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) Tel: +61 7 3858 3100
PO Box 3646 South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia Fax: +61 7 3858 3199
6 Cordelia Street, South Brisbane, QLD http://www.apnic.net
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