February 3rd, 2011:

Free Pool of IPv4 Address Space Depleted

The final five IPv4 allocations go to:

102/8   AfriNIC    2011-02    whois.afrinic.net ALLOCATED
103/8   APNIC      2011-02    whois.apnic.net   ALLOCATED
104/8   ARIN       2011-02    whois.arin.net    ALLOCATED
179/8   LACNIC     2011-02    whois.lacnic.net  ALLOCATED
185/8   RIPE NCC   2011-02    whois.ripe.net    ALLOCATED

The Number Resource Organization (NRO) announced today that the free pool of available IPv4 addresses is now fully depleted. On Monday, January 31, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) allocated two blocks of IPv4 address space to APNIC, the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for the Asia Pacific region, which triggered a global policy to allocate the remaining IANA pool equally between the five RIRs. Today IANA allocated those blocks. This means that there are no longer any IPv4 addresses available for allocation from the IANA to the five RIRs.

To read the full text of this announcement from the NRO, go to: http://www.nro.net/news/ipv4-free-pool-depleted