Last Friday RIPE region run out of unallocated IPv4 addresses. They serve addresses from the last /8. This isn’t a good news for the LIR’s:
“This section states that an LIR may receive one /22 allocation (1,024 IPv4 addresses), even if they can justify a larger allocation. This /22 allocation will only be made to LIRs if they have already received an IPv6 allocation from an upstream LIR or the RIPE NCC. No new IPv4 Provider Independent (PI) space will be assigned.
It is now imperative that all stakeholders deploy IPv6 on their networks to ensure the continuity of their online operations and the future growth of the Internet.”
As home/SMB user you don’t have to worry about anything, but until your ISP will be IPv6 ready, you can begin implementing and testing IPv6 by using freely a tunnelbroker.
Let’s start using IPv6, this will be legen…wait for it…dary!