On 17 April 2018, RIPE NCC allocated the last available block of 1,024 addresses in 185/8 – the last /8 received from IANA back in 2011. This article looks at how this address space was allocated and how it is used today. It’s important to keep in mind that while 185/8 is finished, we still have around nine million recovered IPv4 addresses in our available pool. Under current policy and growth rates, we expect these to last a further two years.
Submitted by Mirjam Kühne