And then there were 12

by Leo Vegoda on October 17, 2010

This week we allocated two more /8s, this time to APNIC, the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for the Asia Pacific region. There are now just 12 unallocated unicast IPv4 /8s.

Chart of the decreasing pool of unallocated /8sChart of the decreasing pool of unallocated /8s

If you look at the chart above (click to enlarge) you can see that the number of unallocated /8s has now halved since the start of the year. In 2010, we have been allocating IPv4 address space at a rate of more than one /8 per month.

So does this mean that the last /8 will be allocated in about another 10 months time? Probably not. It is hard to predict the exact rate at which addresses will be allocated. We know that the last five /8s will all be allocated on a single day. This is because the Global Policy for the Allocation of the Remaining IPv4 Address Space requires us to allocate one /8 to each RIR when the pool falls to five /8s. An RIR will request additional IPv4 addresses, be allocated one or more /8s and that event will trigger the last allocation of IPv4 space from IANA to the RIRs.

For the last few years, Geoff Huston has been using mathematical modelling to project the changing set of dates for when the IANA pool of unallocated /8s will be empty and when the RIRs’ own pools will follow. At the moment his site predicts June 2011 for the IANA pool with the RIRs following about six months later. Of course, his site models future trends based on historical behaviour and people might well act differently in the future than they have in the past, so we might see something different but at this point we are looking at fine detail rather than significant extensions.

So we can’t give you a precise date for when the final allocations will be made but we can say “not long now!”

{ 9 comments }

Jim Fleming 10.20.10 at 8:37 am

What is the Market Value of a /8 ?

$2,000,000,000 is a good estimate based on Leasing Value, similar to real estate.

Why are /8s being returned DIRECTLY to ARIN when ARIN did not manage those /8s ?

How does AT&T obtain /8s directly from ICANN (IANA) ?

What does AT&T pay for /8s ?

Jim Fleming 10.20.10 at 8:46 am

Jim Fleming 10.20.10 at 1:36 pm

Do ALL of the /8s below have complete, correct, stable, secure, audited IN-ADDR.ARPA DNS entries ?
If not, why not ?

What do 150 ICANN Staff DO all day ?

http://www.iana.org/assignments/ipv4-address-space/ipv4-address-space.txt
000/8 IANA – Local Identification 1981-09 RESERVED [2]
001/8 APNIC 2010-01 whois.apnic.net ALLOCATED
002/8 RIPE NCC 2009-09 whois.ripe.net ALLOCATED
003/8 General Electric Company 1994-05 LEGACY
004/8 Level 3 Communications, Inc. 1992-12 LEGACY
005/8 IANA UNALLOCATED
006/8 Army Information Systems Center 1994-02 LEGACY
007/8 Administered by ARIN 1995-04 whois.arin.net LEGACY
008/8 Level 3 Communications, Inc. 1992-12 LEGACY
009/8 IBM 1992-08 LEGACY
010/8 IANA – Private Use 1995-06 RESERVED [3]
011/8 DoD Intel Information Systems 1993-05 LEGACY
012/8 AT&T Bell Laboratories 1995-06 LEGACY
013/8 Xerox Corporation 1991-09 LEGACY
014/8 APNIC 2010-04 whois.apnic.net ALLOCATED [4]
015/8 Hewlett-Packard Company 1994-07 LEGACY
016/8 Digital Equipment Corporation 1994-11 LEGACY
017/8 Apple Computer Inc. 1992-07 LEGACY
018/8 MIT 1994-01 LEGACY
019/8 Ford Motor Company 1995-05 LEGACY
020/8 Computer Sciences Corporation 1994-10 LEGACY
021/8 DDN-RVN 1991-07 LEGACY
022/8 Defense Information Systems Agency 1993-05 LEGACY
023/8 IANA UNALLOCATED
024/8 ARIN 2001-05 whois.arin.net ALLOCATED
025/8 UK Ministry of Defence 1995-01 whois.ripe.net LEGACY
026/8 Defense Information Systems Agency 1995-05 LEGACY
027/8 APNIC 2010-01 whois.apnic.net ALLOCATED
028/8 DSI-North 1992-07 LEGACY
029/8 Defense Information Systems Agency 1991-07 LEGACY
030/8 Defense Information Systems Agency 1991-07 LEGACY
031/8 RIPE NCC 2010-05 whois.ripe.net ALLOCATED
032/8 AT&T Global Network Services 1994-06 LEGACY
033/8 DLA Systems Automation Center 1991-01 LEGACY
034/8 Halliburton Company 1993-03 LEGACY
035/8 MERIT Computer Network 1994-04 LEGACY
036/8 APNIC 2010-10 whois.iana.org ALLOCATED
037/8 IANA UNALLOCATED
038/8 PSINet, Inc. 1994-09 LEGACY
039/8 IANA UNALLOCATED
040/8 Eli Lily & Company 1994-06 LEGACY

Jim Fleming 10.22.10 at 10:10 am

$225,000 for a CLERK ?

http://twitpic.com/2zuaxw/full

Is this a Bell California repeat ?

Jim Fleming 10.23.10 at 8:24 am

“he plans to widen a statewide investigation of public salaries and benefits, and called for legislative reform. ”

“Brown, who is running for governor, said Rizzo prepared a memo for the public saying council members received $673 a month and he was paid $15,478 a month, which would amount to annual salaries of about $8,000 and $185,000 respectively.

Brown said his suit is separate from a criminal probe, and he added that he plans to widen a statewide investigation of public salaries and benefits, and called for legislative reform. He said he was serving a subpoena on the city of Vernon, which is near Bell, “to obtain compensation records for city officials and employees.”

http://articles.cnn.com/2010-09-21/justice/california.bell.arrests_1_luis-artiga-misappropriation-victor-bello/2?_s=PM:CRIME

Jim Fleming 10.27.10 at 7:28 am

“AT&T Global Network Services 1994″
Was AT&T in the IPv4 Internet business in 1994 ?

Why do other archives show NORSK as the owner of this 2+ Billion Dollar asset ?

Where are the records of the sale of the 32/8 Multi-Billion Dollar Asset to AT&T ?

Does ICANN abide by GAAP ?

How do other ISPs and companies obtain /8s DIRECTLY from ICANN ?

http://www.iana.org/assignments/ipv4-address-space/ipv4-address-space.txt
030/8 Defense Information Systems Agency 1991-07 LEGACY
031/8 RIPE NCC 2010-05 whois.ripe.net ALLOCATED
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032/8 AT&T Global Network Services 1994-06 LEGACY <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
033/8 DLA Systems Automation Center 1991-01 LEGACY

Jim Fleming 10.27.10 at 10:06 am

How did AT&T obtain the multi-billion dollar asset 32/8 DIRECTLY from ICANN ?

How are /8 sales documented in ICANN’s Accounting ?
http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-27oct10-en.htm

http://spindelnet.dk/mirror/www.ipindex.net/a/indexa.html
9 IBM Corporation, NY (NET-IBM)
12 AT&T (NET-ATT)
32 Norsk Informasjonsteknologi, Norway (NET-NORGESNETT)

IBM acquires Norsk Informasjonsteknologi AS (1995/03/08) – Thomson …
Deal Information, Thomson M&A: IBM acquires Norsk Informasjonsteknologi AS (1995/03/08) – AlacraStore.com.
http://www.alacrastore.com/…/IBM_acquires_Norsk_Informasjonsteknologi_AS-458860040

http://www.iana.org/assignments/ipv4-address-space/ipv4-address-space.txt
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032/8 AT&T Global Network Services 1994-06 LEGACY <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Jim Fleming 11.01.10 at 6:34 am

How do other ISPs and companies obtain /8s DIRECTLY from ICANN ?

Has the “Future” arrived yet ?

http://www.iana.org/assignments/ipv4-address-space/ipv4-address-space.txt

240/8 Future use 1981-09 RESERVED [13]
241/8 Future use 1981-09 RESERVED [13]
242/8 Future use 1981-09 RESERVED [13]
243/8 Future use 1981-09 RESERVED [13]
244/8 Future use 1981-09 RESERVED [13]
245/8 Future use 1981-09 RESERVED [13]
246/8 Future use 1981-09 RESERVED [13]
247/8 Future use 1981-09 RESERVED [13]
248/8 Future use 1981-09 RESERVED [13]
249/8 Future use 1981-09 RESERVED [13]
250/8 Future use 1981-09 RESERVED [13]
251/8 Future use 1981-09 RESERVED [13]
252/8 Future use 1981-09 RESERVED [13]
253/8 Future use 1981-09 RESERVED [13]
254/8 Future use 1981-09 RESERVED [13]
255/8 Future use 1981-09 RESERVED [13][14]

Jim Fleming 11.02.10 at 7:59 am

http://aso.icann.org/internet-community/rir-statistics/joint-rir-audit-of-ipv4-address-space-july-2002/

IANA Reserved ? 43.75%

Why is ARIN claiming more /8s ?

ARIN
024/8 ARIN – Cable Block (Formerly IANA – Jul 95) 1-May
063/8 ARIN Apr-97
064/8 ARIN Jul-99
065/8 ARIN Jul-00
066/8 ARIN Jul-00
067/8 ARIN 1-May
068/8 ARIN 1-Jun
199/8 ARIN – North America May-93
200/8 ARIN – Central and South America May-93
204/8 ARIN – North America Mar-94
205/8 ARIN – North America Mar-94
206/8 ARIN – North America Apr-95
207/8 ARIN – North America Nov-95
208/8 ARIN – North America Apr-96
209/8 ARIN – North America Jun-96
216/8 ARIN – North America Apr-98

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