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Rene Wilhelm is a senior research engineer in the R&D department at the RIPE NCC. Coming from a background in particle physics, Rene joined the RIPE NCC in 1996. His interests are in data analysis, routing, Internet measurements and visualisation.

IPv6 10 Years Out: An Analysis in Users, Tables, and Traffic

On 6 June 2012, the Internet Society organised the World IPv6 Launch. On that day, participants switched on IPv6 not just for testing, but to use permanently in production services. As ten years have passed since, we look at how IPv6 adoption and deployment has progressed, in terms of routing, end-…

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Impact of NWI-10 on Country Codes in Delegated Statistics

On 16 December 2020, the RIPE NCC implemented phase 1 of Numbered Work Item 10 (NWI-10), which applies a consistent interpretation of the Country Code attribute in the RIPE Database and the Extended Delegated Statistics. In this article, we quantify the changes that were made to the latter.

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25,000 LIRs - An End to the Milestone Highs?

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…

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20,000 Local Internet Registries - A Peek into the Future

On 25 September 2018, the RIPE NCC passed the milestone of 20,000 Local Internet Registries (LIRs). We look at what's happened since the previous milestone of 15,000 LIRs and share our thoughts about the future: how much time is left for the IPv4 pool, and what are the prospects for membership deve…

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So Long Last /8 and Thanks For All the Allocations

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 aroun…

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A Shrinking Pie? The IPv4 Transfer Market in 2017

A record number of IPv4 addresses were transferred between LIRs in the RIPE NCC service region in 2017. However, 16 of the largest transfers, amounting to 78% of the total transferred address space, were really about the administrative management of resources between related business units. In term…

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