IPv4 exchaustion

Most Regional Internet Registries either have run out of available IPv4 addresses or allocate the final /8, so, in case you decide to register LIR to obtain IPv4 please note that you can get from the RIR the limited allocation.

On december 2020 there’s the following information on limits:

RIPE NCC. The RIPE NCC’s last /8 was run out on 25 November 2019. Since November the maximum allocation size is /24 and is made on the waiting list.

APNIC. Since February 2019 the maximum delegation size is /23.

LACNIC. The pool of IPv4 addresses at LACNIC was exhausted in August, 2020. Now only allocations from /22 to a /24 can be made and each new member may only receive an initial allocation.

ARIN. ARIN’s pool of IPv4 addresses was exhausted on 24 September 2015. Since that day new members can obtain only 1x/24 on the waiting list.

AFRINIC. On December 2020 the Afrinic has less than /11 of non-reserved address space available from the final /8. Now only allocations from /22 to a /24 can be requested. LIRs requesting for additional IPv4 subnet must ensure that at least the 90% of all IPv4 addresses allocated by AFRINIC is used efficiently.

So what to do if  I need more than the maximum delegation size?

You can obtain new subnets through the transfer. Members can transfer IPv4 to each other within one RIR, or, in case the LIR would like transfer to or from LIR from the other RIR region, he can request the inter-RIR transfer. If you would like to receive additional IPv4 or sell unused subnets then the easiest way to do it is to ask a broker. We are a recognised IPv4 broker and are always ready to help with the transfer.

Do I need to become a LIR to request the transfer?

No, you don’t need it in case you would like to get the subnet for your own infrastracture only. In this case you can buy IPv4 PI – provider independent. Before the transfer you shall find the sponsoring LIR to confirm the transfer and support your future subnet. The price for IPv4 PI is a bit higher than for IPv4 PA.