Snapshot of the Waiting List
Currently, over a thousand LIRs (organizations) are queued up in RIPE’s IPv4 Waiting List, hoping to receive IPv4 addresses. The wait time is significant, with some LIRs having been on the list for over a year, showcasing the high demand for these addresses.
This graph above from RIPE shows the number of LIRs already on the waiting list and the number of days that the LIR at the front of the queue has been waiting.
How RIPE manages the demand
RIPE allocates recovered IPv4 addresses to its members based on:
- Availability of recovered addresses.
- New IPv4 requests are being added.
- Address allocations to those at the front of the queue.
For organizations in the RIPE region, it’s best to consider alternative strategies for IPv4 acquisition, given the prolonged wait times and high demand.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the current status of the RIPE IPv4 Waiting List?
Over a thousand LIRs (organizations) are currently queued up on RIPE’s IPv4 Waiting List, with many having waited for over a year, indicating the high demand for IPv4 addresses.
How does RIPE manage the demand for IPv4 addresses?
RIPE allocates recovered IPv4 addresses to its members based on several factors:
– The availability of recovered addresses.
– New IPv4 requests being added.
– Address allocations to those at the front of the queue.
What allocation can LIRs expect from the RIPE IPv4 Waiting List?
LIRs can receive a /24 allocation from the waiting list, which equates to 256 addresses.
Are all LIRs eligible to request addresses from the RIPE IPv4 Waiting List?
No, only LIRs that haven’t previously received an IPv4 allocation from the RIPE NCC can request addresses via this list.
Given the long wait times, what alternatives do organizations in the RIPE region have?
Organizations in the RIPE region should consider alternative strategies for IPv4 acquisition due to the extended wait times and the high demand for addresses.