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25,000 LIRs - An End to the Milestone Highs?
25,000 LIRs - An End to the Milestone Highs?
Rene Wilhelm — 03 Oct 2019

Little more than twelve months after we passed the 20,000 active LIRs mark, the number of LIR accounts reached a new milestone on 2 October 2019. As the number of available IPv4 addresses in our pool dropped to 3 million, applications for new LIRs exploded. In July alone, we saw a record number of 788 new accounts being activated. At this new milestone, we once more look back at the historical developments, report on the run-out of available IPv4 and share some some insights on what the future might bring for our membership numbers.… Read more

So Long Last /8 and Thanks For All the Allocations
So Long Last /8 and Thanks For All the Allocations
Rene Wilhelm — 18 Apr 2018

On 17 April 2018, we allocated the last available block of 1,024 addresses in 185/8 - the last /8 we received from IANA back in 2011. This article looks at how this address space was allocated and how it is used today. It's important to keep in mind that while 185/8 is finished, we still have around nine million recovered IPv4 addresses in our available pool. Under current policy and growth rates, we expect these to last a further two years.… Read more

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