[menog] Asia-Pacific IPv4 address depletion, Middle East next

Ahmed Abu-Abed ahmed at tamkien.com
Sat Apr 16 09:06:24 GMT 2011

Dear colleagues,

APNIC, the IP address registry for the region stretching from Pakistan to Japan and down to Australia/NZ, announced yesterday it has reached the final /8 IPv4 address block, which is practical IPv4 depletion for most ISPs.

>From now on APNIC will highly restrict the amounts of IPv4 addresses it issues, with ONLY one block 1024 addresses per ISP, and this will be the last IPv4 address block given to each ISP.

Expect IPv6 only services to start come up, so even if you have enough IPv4 addresses or thinking of implementing an IPv4 Carrier Grade NAT in your network, you will still need to start IPv6 migration all the way to the subscribers.

The Middle East's address registry, RIPE NCC, is expected to reach a similar situation soon when RIPE reaches its final /8.

Best Regards,

Ahmed Abu-Abed, P.Eng.
VP, IPv6 Forum Jordan
GSM +962 777 669 100
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