The writing's been on the wall for some time, although it's anticipated Asia would be the first to deplete its IPv4 pool. More precisely, Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, one of the five Regional Internet Registries charged with the distribution and management of IP addresses, is almost out of IPv4 addresses. And whatever little addresses the company has left in its tanks are reserved for start-up network operators.
NETWORK WORLD - The Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) has run out of all but a handful of IPv4 addresses that it is holding in reserve for start-up network operators. APNIC is the first of the Internet's five regional Internet registries to deplete its free pool of IPv4 address space.
With APNIC's recent depletion of version 4's address space, maybe it's time for corporations and their CIOs to take a long hard look at IPv6 instead of procrastinating migration plans any further. For more details on this story, click here.