[arin-announce] ARIN IPv4 Countdown Plan

ARIN info at arin.net
Mon May 14 14:05:15 EDT 2012

On 23 April 2012 during ARIN XXIX in Vancouver, Leslie Nobile, Director
of Registration Services gave a presentation on ARIN’s plan to manage
the distribution of its remaining IPv4 address pool.

The ARIN community has worked together over the last several years in
developing policy to manage how ARIN allocates and assigns IPv4
addresses. ARIN has reviewed and refined its procedures to create an
IPv4 Countdown Plan explaining how IPv4 requests will be processed as
the remaining IPv4 address pool is distributed. We have posted the
details of the plan at:

The page includes links to the presentation given by Ms. Nobile at the
ARIN meeting, and we invite you to view the webcast archive as well in
order to see the presentation and the discussion that ensued.

The IPv4 Countdown is a dynamic process and we will keep the community
up to date on the status of the ARIN IPv4 address pool. ARIN will be
updating and adding more information to the IPv4 Countdown page as we
move through this process, so we strongly encourage you to pay attention
to announcements and keep track of the current IPv4 inventory by
monitoring the counter on the ARIN homepage. Because the IPv4 inventory
may fluctuate on a daily basis, it is not intended as a tool to guide
the timing of your IPv4 resource requests.


Communications and Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

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