APNIC has run out of IPv4 addresses
Posted on 15 April 2011
Well that happened rather more quickly than I’d thought. The Asia-Pacific Regional Internet Registrar (APNIC) is now down to it’s last big block of IPv4 addresses. Its policy, once having reached this point, is to carefully conserve the remaining IP addresses to facilitate service providers’ transition to IPv6. They won’t give out more than about a thousand addresses to each APNIC member – total. Effectively, this means they’ve run out.
In recognition of this interesting fact (if you are a geek), slightlyodd.com and www.slightlyodd.com now have AAAA records. All set for world IPv6 day, I guess 🙂
Edit: Linode has deployed Native IPv6 🙂 – so I’ve updated all my DNS records accordingly. Progress!