North America is running out of IPv4 addresses

July 3, 2015

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The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) is no longer able to issue IPv4 addresses, activating an ‘unmet requests’ policy for the first time, reports The Next Web.

ARIN has not yet completely run out of IPv4 addresses and still has small blocks available, but companies looking to buy out large blocks may be disappointed. The Register notes that ARIN had previously warned of this last month, but made the decision this week after approving a request that was larger than the number of addresses available in the regional pool.

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