Thursday, February 3, 2011

It's all gone folks

Mark the history calendars, February 3rd, 2011 marks the day IANA handed out the last of the /8's to the Regional Internet Registers (RIR's). The process that had been selected was that the last 5 /8's would be handed out, one to each region to ensure fairness. It should be noted that APNIC triggered the final distribution with the request and receipt of two /8's and is walking away with a total of three. Even with that distribution, they estimate they only will have 3 to 6 months remaining before exhaustion.