Private use of non-RFC1918 IP space

Heather Schiller heather.schiller at
Tue Feb 3 23:14:45 UTC 2009

Skeeve Stevens wrote:
> Owned by an ISP?  It isn't much different than it is now.
> As long as you are multi-homed you can get a small allocation (/48), APNIC and ARIN have procedures for this.
> Yes, you have to pay for it, but the addresses will be yours, unlike the RFC1918 ranges which is akin to 2.4Ghz wireless.. lets just share and hope we never interconnect/overlap.
> I can't find a RFC1918 equivalent for v6 with the exception of 2001:0DB8::/32# which is the ranges that has been assigned for documentation use and is considered to NEVER be routable.  In that /32 are 65536 /48's... way more than the RFC1918 we have now.

  RFC4193 - Unique Local IPv6 Unicast Addresses
FC00::/7              Unique Local Unicast    [RFC4193]

  ..maybe they should have called it RFC1918 for IPv6.

FWIW, 2001:0DB8::/32 was allocated by APNIC.  Not quite the same as 
being an RFC/IANA delegated/reserved netblock.


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