[arin-announce] RIPE NCC Begins to Allocate IPv4 Address Space From the Last /8

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Mon Sep 17 08:49:10 EDT 2012

On Friday, 14 September 2012, the RIPE NCC, the Regional Internet
Registry (RIR) for Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia,
distributed the last blocks of IPv4 address space from the available pool.

This means that it is now distributing IPv4 address space to Local
Internet Registries (LIRs) from the last /8 according to section 5.6 of
“IPv4 Address Allocation and Assignment Policies for the RIPE NCC
Service Region”.

This section states that an LIR may receive one /22 allocation (1,024
IPv4 addresses), even if they can justify a larger allocation. This /22
allocation will only be made to LIRs if they have already received an
IPv6 allocation from an upstream LIR or the RIPE NCC. No new IPv4
Provider Independent (PI) space will be assigned.

This policy can be found online at: https://www.ripe.net/ripe/docs/ripe-553

Those members with open requests for IPv4 address space will shortly
receive an email regarding the status of their requests. It is now
imperative that all stakeholders deploy IPv6 on their networks to ensure
the continuity of their online operations and the future growth of the

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