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News and announcements in 2020

Below are all inet6 consult news items and announcements from 2020. 2021


The rise of IPv6 and fall of IPv4 in the 2010s

How in the 2010s we ran out of IPv4 addresses and IPv6 deployment got underway.

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IPv4 now also exhausted in Africa

As of a few days ago, IPv4 has run out in all regions in the world, as AFRINIC, the Regional Internet Registry that serves Africa, has now reached IPv4 exhaustion phase 2.

For more on the IPv4 exhaustion over the last decade, see my story The rise of IPv6 and fall of IPv4 in the 2010s.

Winner doesn't take all: IPv6 is now a success, even at 25% deployment

NAT64/DS-Lite powered IPv4aaS is coming, making ISPs require IPv6 when peering with streaming services.

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BGP hands-on training courses in 2020

For 2020, there will be hands-on BGP training courses in association with NL-ix on the following dates:


RIPE NCC::Educa IPv6-only

Next Monday June 8, 2020, 8 years and 2 days after World IPv6 Launch, the RIPE NCC is organizing a RIPE NCC::Educa online education event about running IPv6-only.

Halfway through the morning (European time) I'll be talking about IPv6 address planning, based on my experiences with IPv6 numbering plans (see my publications).

At the end of the event, I'll be participating in a panel discussion with Nico Schottelius and Veronica McKillop titled "When can we turn off IPv4?"

Go to the RIPE website for more information and to sign up.