Technical Articles

No More IPv4 Addresses for APNIC

Today, the regional registrar APNIC, which is responsible for allocating IP addresses in Asia, has run out of freely available IPv4 addresses. This means that everyone who requests an IPv4 address in countries like China and India (where Internet usage is growing very rapidly) will not be able to get one. The next registrar that is predicted to exhaust their pool of IPv4 addresses is RIPE, which i ...[Read More]

IPv4 Addresses Exhausted

On January 31st, the last of the last of the available IPv4 address blocks were allocated by the IANA. The APNIC registrar requested the last two unreserved /8 address blocks, and this automatically triggered the release of the last 5 reserved address blocks, one to each of the five regional Internet registries (RIRs). Today, the IANA had a ceremony and press conference that commemorated the event ...[Read More]