IPv4.Global News & Insights

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Start-up Blocks @ RIPE

August 17, 2023

From 2014 until 2019, it was very easy to get multiple blocks of 1,024 IPv4 addresses – a /22 – from the RIPE NCC. Each member could have multiple accounts, called LIRs, and get a /22 for each one. 20,000 were distributed. Read more

Data Quality & IPv4 Crumbs

August 4, 2023

APNIC’s board resolved that anyone whose APNIC-registered IPv4 addresses pre-date APNIC would need to become a member. They gave this small group until the start of 2023 to sign-up. Those who didn’t could lose their addresses. Read more

$42 Billion Funding for US Broadband Deployment

July 10, 2023

Every US state will get at least $107 million to deliver high-speed broadband access to everyone by 2030. Bigger states will get more. Read more

Update: ARIN IPv4 Waitlist

July 5, 2023

ARIN warned that the wait time for IPv4 space from its Waitlist is years, not months, at NANOG 88 in Seattle. There were 632 requests on the list at the end of May 2023. Read more

ARIN Consultation on ASN Fee Changes

July 5, 2023

The proposal would cost an extra $100 a year for 6,800 organizations whose only resource from ARIN is one ASN. Read more

ARIN Closing Access to Legacy Fee Cap

July 5, 2023

Organizations with legacy IPv4 addresses but no ARIN contract will need to pay more to access some ARIN services from 2024. Read more

ARIN Policy Proposal to Disallow Leasing of IPv4 Waitlist Space

June 21, 2023

Organizations getting space from the waitlist cannot transfer it for five years. A new proposal would expand that restriction. Those organizations would not be able to lease it, either. Read more

No New Charges for RIPE NCC Transfers or ASNs

May 30, 2023

TThe RIPE NCC’s members did not approve new charges for transfers or ASNs at its May 2023 Meeting. Members adopted the lowest option. Read more

RIPE NCC IPv4 Waiting List – Two Years

May 30, 2023

About 1,000 members are waiting for allocations and the member at the top of the queue has been waiting over a year. Read more

The First IP Address Audit Tool

May 22, 2023

We’ve announced the release of ReView, a new, first-of-its-kind, free digital IP address audit tool. Read more

RIPE NCC Asks Members to Vote on Transfer Fee

April 27, 2023

The RIPE NCC will ask its members to choose a new charging model in late May 2023. This selected model will be used for 2024. Read more

RIPE NCC Suspends IPv4 Waiting List Applications

April 27, 2023

The RIPE NCC has closed its IPv4 Waitlist to new applications. Existing applications are not affected by this change. Read more