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Global pool of IPv4 addresses set to run dry in weeks
Posted by: Jordi on Monday, December 06, 2010 - 06:01 PM
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Yesterday, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA, part of ICANN), allocated two blocks of 16.8 million IPv4 addresses to the RIPE NCC and another two blocks to ARIN. The RIPE NCC and ARIN are the Regional Internet Registries that give out IP addresses in greater Europe and North America, respectively. This brings the global pool of still available "/8" address blocks that IANA maintains from 11 down to 7.
Complete info at ars technica.