Here is an explanation if you are curios why the predicted depletion date was moved to an earlier date all of the sudden. APNIC made some very large allocations yesterday.


  • China Mobile allocated a quarter of the 223/8 netblock. This equals about 4 million addresses and the addresses were in the range 223.64.0.0 – 223.127.255.255.
  • China Telecom allocated about 750 thousand addresses to the Shanxi province in the ranges 1.68.0.0 – 1.71.255.255 and 223.8.0.0 – 223.15.255.255. Additionally they allocated about half a million addresses to the MeiMengGu province in the range 1.180.0.0 – 1.183.255.255 a few days ago.
  • NTTDoCoMo in Japan allocated the range 1.72.0.0 – 1.79.255.255 or about ½ million addresses.


Source: http://ipv4depletion.com