Here is an explanation if you are curios why the predicted depletion date was moved to an earlier date all of the sudden. APNIC made some very large allocations yesterday.
- China Mobile allocated a quarter of the 223/8 netblock. This equals about 4 million addresses and the addresses were in the range 18.104.22.168 – 22.214.171.124.
- China Telecom allocated about 750 thousand addresses to the Shanxi province in the ranges 126.96.36.199 – 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 – 220.127.116.11. Additionally they allocated about half a million addresses to the MeiMengGu province in the range 18.104.22.168 – 22.214.171.124 a few days ago.
- NTTDoCoMo in Japan allocated the range 126.96.36.199 – 188.8.131.52 or about ½ million addresses.