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2011 IP address usage statistics

Geoff Huston has recently published on his website his annual look at IP address usage in the various regions of the world.

A few notes from the report:

  • With the exhaustion of the IPv4 pool in the APNIC region, the total number of IPv4 addresses allocated declined from the previous year.  In 2011, 201 million addresses were allocated compared with 248 million in 2010.
  • A substantial “run on the bank” occurred as the APNIC pool depleted in 2011.  The number of addresses jumped from an average of 2.3 million addresses per week in 2010 to 6.9 million in the first 4 months of 2011.
  • Geoff’s RIR exhaustion model still predicts a depletion of the RIPE IPv4 pool in mid-2012.  ARIN’s IPv4 pool is currently expected to last until around the end of 2013.


Google & Others Announce Launch Date of IPv6 Production Services

Google today via their official blog announced that they will be launching production IPv6 services on June 6, 2012 as part of the “World IPv6 Launch”.


Zdnet is reporting that other large content providers including Facebook, Bing, and Yahoo have also committed to June 6th as a formal launch date.  Now all we need is the access layer (broadband providers) to start providing service and we might begin to see some serious movement toward IPv6.