IPv4

The IPv4 Transfer Process

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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?

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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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To Squat or not to Squat?

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Recently I got an email from a colleague at a sizable ISP. He said his executive vice president wanted to know whether it was safer to use 22.0.0.0/8 or 30.0.0.0/8 for additional RFC1918 address space. I have to say I was shocked. I thought maybe I didn’t understand him. I rewrote back,

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So Many Tweets, So Little IPv4

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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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