97% of internet now full up, warn IPv4 shepherd boys

Less than three per cent of IPv4 address space is still to be allocated, after two huge chunks were given to American and European ISPs.

ARIN and RIPE, which administer IP addresses on either side of the Atlantic, each received two /8 address blocks in November. A fifth block went to their African equivalent.

The moves leave only seven /8 blocks – 2.7 per cent of the total of 256 – unallocated by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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