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More Number Scarcity

Last year ICANN allocated the last five IPv4 blocks to the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs). Since then we have seen a concerted effort on the part of network and content providers to make sure they support IPv6, so they’ll be ready for the next few billion Internet users. But there’s another Internet number resource which […]

April 2nd, 2012 by | Posted in ICANN | Tags: , , , |

And then there were 12

This week we allocated two more /8s, this time to APNIC, the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for the Asia Pacific region. There are now just 12 unallocated unicast IPv4 /8s. If you look at the chart above (click to enlarge) you can see that the number of unallocated /8s has now halved since the start […]

October 17th, 2010 by | Posted in ICANN |

If you build it, they will come

As you would expect, most of ICANN’s external services, including this blog, are available over IPv6 as well as IPv4. And at the request of the ICANN Board, a regular comparative measure of IPv6 use at the ICANN and IANA websites has been provided to them for months.  The good news is that the trend […]

August 25th, 2010 by | Posted in ICANN | Tags: , , , |