engine - 11:33 am on Jan 28, 2011 (gmt 0)
Net approaches address exhaustion [bbc.co.uk]
The event that triggers their distribution is widely expected to take place in the next few days.
When that happens each of the five regional agencies that hand out net addresses will get one of the remaining blocks of 16 million addresses.
The addresses in those last five blocks are expected to be completely exhausted by September 2011.