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The year/decade in IP addresses (posted 2010-01-04)

For the fifth time now, I wrote an IPv4 address use report over the previous year for this site. And, for the first time, an IPv6 address use report. In addition, I wrote an article for Ars Technica about the IPv4 address use the past year and the past decade. From the Ars article:

Today, ten years later, 2,985 million addresses (81 percent) are in use, and 722 million are still free. In that time, the number of addresses used per year increased from 79 million in 2000 to 203 million in 2009. So it's a near certainty that before Barack Obama vacates the White House, we'll be out of IPv4 address. (Even if he doesn't get re-elected.)