The boy who called wolf...
...well maybe FINALLY this is it? IPv4 addresses run out in the "western" world?
I'm not holding my breath although even with the huge numbers of IPv4 addresses controlled by ARIN/RIPE I guess it has to happen.
Should have done years ago, now uptake of native IPv6 (rather than tunnelled) is going to be screwed due to consumers having IPv4 routers that can't do anything about firewalling/routing IPv6. Who wants to "upgrade" again when the "upgrade" doesn't deliver anything for the end-user - and if you think you can sell the idea of ~64000 local devices having an IP address of their own to parents then think again :-D
/me looks at an O'Reilly book on shelf - IPv6 Essentials.
First edition, so that means 2002. It had a huge layer of dust on it. I actually had an IPv6 allocation from AAISP back then and it was fun playing with it, even if it did have to be tunnelled over IPv4 to get it across BT's ADSL network.
The network engineers over in the APNIC area must be falling off their seats laughing.
Well I think I'll put the book back on the shelf for a few more years....