Category: IPv4

Filling IPv4 Waiting List Requests

Filling IPv4 Waiting List Requests

 • John Sweeting

The line for IPv4 addresses keeps getting longer, but will it ever get shorter? Since ARIN reached full IPv4 depletion on 24 September 2015, organizations with a justified need for IPv4 addresses have the option to be added to ARIN’s IPv4 Waiting List.

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IPv4 Transfer Market

IPv4 Transfer Market

 • John Sweeting

As most of you know, ARIN reached full IPv4 depletion more than one year ago on 24 September 2015. What you might not know is that the ARIN community started preparing for depletion long before then.

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Life After IPv4 Depletion

Life After IPv4 Depletion

 • John Sweeting

Believe it or not, it’s been a year since ARIN reached full IPv4 depletion on 24 September 2015. In that time, we’ve seen organizations continue to seek IPv4 addresses via both our IPv4 Waiting List and the IPv4 transfer market.

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The IPv4 Transfer Process

The IPv4 Transfer Process

 • Cathy Clements

Ever since we officially depleted our IPv4 free pool back in September 2015, we’ve seen more and more interest in transferring IPv4 address space. We know that if this is your first time going through the transfer process, it can seem a little confusing, so we wanted to guide you through the process.

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IPv4 is depleted. Now what?

IPv4 is depleted. Now what?

 • Richard Jimmerson

It has been more than three months since ARIN’s free pool of IPv4 address space depleted, and we have seen a few interesting trends in the registration operation since then. The waiting list for unmet requests has grown to over 200 organizations and the relative rate of incoming IPv4 free pool requests has decreased.

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So Many Tweets, So Little IPv4

So Many Tweets, So Little IPv4

 • Jennifer Bly

Since we announced that ARIN has zero IPv4 addresses remaining in inventory, we've heard a lot of social chatter around this historic event for the Internet. In fact, there have been thousands of tweets over the past few days - everything from the humorous to the serious. We couldn't possibly share them all, but here are a few that made us crack a smile

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ARIN Reaches IPv4 Depletion

ARIN Reaches IPv4 Depletion

 • Richard Jimmerson

ARIN’s IPv4 free pool has depleted. This is an important milestone for the Internet as now we now usher in the age of IPv6. As previously described in this blog series, ARIN has been placing /24s on hold for organizations over the past few months. This occurred when an organization qualified for a larger block size, but was given the option to accept our only available block size (/24) available at the time.

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IPv4 Depletion Update

IPv4 Depletion Update

 • Richard Jimmerson

Earlier this week ARIN and the other RIRs received a distribution of IPv4 address space from the IANA in accordance with their Global Policy for Post Exhaustion IPv4 Allocation Mechanisms. ARIN was issued a total of a /14 worth of IPv4 address space composed of one /15 block and two /16 blocks.

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Tag This: IPv4 Runout

Tag This: IPv4 Runout

 • Jennifer Bly

With less than 45K IPv4 addresses remaining in the ARIN inventory, IPv4 depletion here at ARIN is only weeks away. We thought it’d be fun to get your ideas about the tag line we should use when ARIN hits IPv4 runout. Maybe we’ll even take you up on a few of these. Here’s what you came up with so far

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Waiting List for Unmet IPv4 Requests

Waiting List for Unmet IPv4 Requests

 • Richard Jimmerson

As described in an announcement on 1 July 2015, ARIN has activated the Unmet Requests Policy. Organizations are currently electing to accept block sizes smaller than those for which they qualified or are electing to be placed on the Waiting List for Unmet Requests. So far, 21 organizations have elected to be placed on the waiting list and ARIN expects there to be over 100 soon.

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