Last IPv4 blocks have been assigned

By Tim Quax on 07 february 2011

It's finally happening. Last thursday the ICANN distributed the last five IPv4 blocks among the RIR's. Although the registries can't ask for more IPv4 blocks there still won't be any consequences for end users, for months to come.

The last five IPv4 blocks have been symbolically assigned to the five RIRs (Regional Internet Registry's). The internet adresses of version 4 officially ran out. Estimates are end users won't see the consequences until end of 2011. Providers can still request IPv4 adresses at RIRS, the RIRS just can't get any more on stock.

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