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The RIPE NCC has run out of IPv4 Addresses

At 15:35 (UTC+1) on 25 November 2019, RIPE made their final /22 IPv4 allocation from the last remaining addresses in their available pool. They have now run out of IPv4 addresses.

This announcement will not come as a surprise for network operators – IPv4 run-out has long been anticipated and planned for by the RIPE community. In fact, it is due to the community’s responsible stewardship of these resources that RIPE has been able to provide many thousands of new networks in our service region with /22 allocations after they reached our last /8 in 2012.

Recovered IPv4 Addresses and the Waiting List

Even though RIPE has run out, they will continue to recover IPv4 addresses in the future. These will come from organisations that have gone out of business or are closed, or from networks that return addresses they no longer need. These addresses will be allocated to RIPE members (LIRs) according to their position on a new waiting list that is now active.

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