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Discrepancies like these no doubt explain the fact that the region managed by APNIC, the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, is leading the rest of the world in IPv6 deployment.

The world’s Internet registries: Five regional Internet registries allocate IP addresses. These are AfriNIC, the African Network Information Center; APNIC, the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre; ARIN, the American Registry for Internet Numbers; LACNIC, the Internet Registry for Latin America and the Caribbean; and RIPE NCC, the Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre.
Source: Wikimedia Commons



Changing rates of IPv4 address allocation: The average number of IPv4 addresses that each registry allocated per month for the previous six months varies greatly by region. The vertical axis is calibrated in “/8” blocks, each of which is roughly equivalent to 16.8 million IP numbers.
Source: RIPE NCC



IPv6 adoption: The percentage of each registry’s networks that have announced support for IPv6.
Source: RIPE NCC


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