APNIC receives an IPv4 /12 from IANA

By on 4 Sep 2014

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APNIC yesterday received its second allocation from IANA’s Recovered Pool of IPv4 addresses – a /12 block of IPv4, or 45.112.0.0/12 to be precise.

Every six months, IANA will continue to allocate IPv4 blocks to APNIC and the other RIRs in equal amounts until there are not enough addresses left in its Recovered Pool to do so. The address blocks allocated will become smaller and smaller until IANA has less than a /24 to distribute to each RIR – at that time, allocations from IANA will stop.

The new /12 address block will be added to the second pool of IPv4 address space available to APNIC account holders. It’s important to note that this doesn’t create an additional opportunity for a Member to apply for additional space if the Member has already received its maximum allocation of a /22 from this pool.

As a reminder, APNIC account holders are able to apply for up to a /22 from APNIC’s final /8 (103/8) and up to a /22 from APNIC’s second pool of recovered addresses from IANA.

There’s more information on how to apply for IPv4 and IPv6 resources available here.

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