Geoff Huston has posted an updated projection on when ARIN will exhaust their IPv4 free pool. While there are numerous caveats around the prediction. His best estimate is sometime in 2014 and likely in the 3rd quarter.
I’ve been taking some vacation in the past month so the posting has been quiet here. Catching up on news, it does not appear there is a lot of notable news in the IP address arena. However, here are a few links & notes that I’ve found catching up on the happenings in the past couple of weeks.
- RIPE’s “No Need – Post-Depletion Reality Adjustment and Cleanup” proposal (2013-03) was returned to the mailing list and is currently open for additional discussion.
- ARIN is getting very close the the 2 /8 equivalents remaining in their IPv4 free pool. The IPv4 free pool counter currently stands at 2.05. With the crossing of the 2 /8’s threshold ARIN will enter phase 3 of their count down plan.
- The Internet Governance Forum posted a commentary entitled “Secondary market for IPv4 addresses and the lessons of spectrum policy“
- Geoff Huston posted an update on the year since IPv6 launch date, “A year in the life“