Archive for May, 2009

The board of ARIN (American Registry for Internet Numbers) has written to all the CEO’s of organisations that hold IPv4 address resources in the America’s region to notify them of the impending exhaustion of IPv4 addresses. In the letter ARIN warns that “…Internet Protocol version 4(IPv4) addresses are running out…” and that “At the current rate of consumption, IPv4 will be depleted within the next two years”.

With this notice ARIN has joined the many organisations world-wide that been recommending immediate action on migrating to IPv6 as a result of the impending exhaustion of IPv4 addresses. These include the other regional IP address registries, governments, the EU, OECD and industry bodies such as the IPv6 Task Force. 

A copy of the letter can be viewed here.