IP addresses are the numbers behind domain names and are essential to the Internet. In May 2007, the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) advised the Internet community on IP address depletion in what is called Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4). On September 24, 2015 ARIN depleted their IPv4 address pool, the source from which Roller Network obtains addresses for assignment to our customers. While we have a reserve pool of our own it may not be possible to replenish our reserves as customer requests are fulfilled. Organizations that need additional IP addresses should plan to adopt IPv6, a newer version of the Internet Protocol that provides a much larger pool of address space, or accept connectivity behind Carrier Grade NAT (internet access), a smaller IPv4 address space (colocation) or use a carrier neutral cross connect to connect to a carrier with IPv4 address space.
Please note the following two important items:
- You should begin planning for IPv6 adoption if you are not doing so already. One of the most important steps is to make your organization’s publicly accessible resources are available via IPv6 as soon as possible. This will maintain your Internet connectivity now and in the future.
- Roller Network is taking additional steps to ensure the legitimacy of all IPv4 address space requests by requiring all applications for IPv4 address space to include an attestation of accuracy from an organizational officer. This ensures that organizations submitting legitimate requests based on documented need will have ongoing access to IPv4 address space to the maximum extent possible.
Please feel free to contact Roller Network if you have any questions.