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"The Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, the RIR responsible for assigning IP addresses to the region, announced the release of its last available batch of IPv4 addresses on 15 April."

http://www.eweekeurope.co.uk/news/ipv6-traffic-remains-miniscule-27099

But when will all the LIR's (-> e.g.: ISP's) in the world run out of the IPv4 addresses?

When will the IPv4 addresses truly run out?

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Technically, we have run out since all the IP addresses have been assigned to ISP's. Of course, due to re-allocation at their level, we have not yet really run out, and it is very hard to say exactly when that will happen.

Here is a good article on that subject. You can read the whole thing, but I linked specifically to the section on regional exhaustion since you asked specifically about your region.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPv4_address_exhaustion#Regional_exhaustion

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