Internet IP Address 2011 Report

IP addresses are allocated on an annual basis by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) and its regional registries to various organizations worldwide with the majority of the IP addresses being allocated to the developed countries like the United States, Japan and the United Kingdom. In the last few years though, emerging economies like China have been allocated an increasingly bigger percentage of the IP addresses. This trend which is also evident in the likes of India, Vietnam and Mexico indicates an ever growing appetite for internet consumption amongst their populations.

In this first section of the study, we breakdown the average percentages of IP address allocations in 240 countries using the IP2Location historical data. The average percentage is the arithmetic mean of 12-month values collected on the first day of the month from the IP2Location monthly database.

From the data analysis (see Table 1 &Chart 1), it is clear that the overall IP address allocations for Asian countries are on the rise whereas European countries have seen a drop in their allocations. Leading the Asian countries is China which has overtaken the United Kingdom for the 2nd highest number of allocations. South Korea, a country famous for online gaming, managed to secure 6th place and has relegated France to the 7th position.

The Top 10 countries in the list still managed to secure 77.73% of the total allocated IP addresses in 2010. That is a decrease from the 2009 total of 79.1%. With the economic upheavals in both the United States and Europe, it is hardly a surprise that the numbers have decreased. On the other hand, it will open up more allocations to emerging countries in Asia and South America.

In this second section of the study, we plot the month-to-month percentage of IP address allocations by country using the IP2Location historical data in 2010.

From the chart analysis (see Chart 2), we can see that the allocation rate is slowing down compared to 11% in 2009. The total IP addresses allocated for 2010 is 2,685,024,462. Compared to the total for 2009 which is 2,505,141,392, we are seeing a 7.2% increase in the total number of allocations.

Considering that the total IP addresses in the IPv4 space is 4,294,967,296, that leaves us with only approximately 37% of IP addresses to be allocated in Class A, B and C.

References:
IP2Location Internet IP Address Year 2010 Report
http://www.ip2location.com/reports/internet-ip-address-2010-report

Table 1:The Percentage of IP Address Ownership by Country in 2010
Country Code Country Name Percentage 2010 Ranking 2009 Ranking
US UNITED STATES 36.5982% 1 1
CN CHINA 9.7077% 2 3
UK UNITED KINGDOM 8.1512% 3 2
JP JAPAN 7.0413% 4 4
DE GERMANY 3.6158% 5 5
KR KOREA REPUBLIC OF 3.4460% 6 7
FR FRANCE 3.3053% 7 6
CA CANADA 2.4097% 8 8
IT ITALY 1.7404% 9 9
NL NETHERLANDS 1.7086% 10 10
AU AUSTRALIA 1.6155% 11 11
BR BRAZIL 1.4144% 12 12
RU RUSSIAN FEDERATION 1.2858% 13 13
TW TAIWAN 1.1250% 14 14
MX MEXICO 1.0098% 15 17
ES SPAIN 0.9870% 16 15
SE SWEDEN 0.9715% 17 16
IN INDIA 0.8787% 18 19
CH SWITZERLAND 0.8174% 19 18
ZA SOUTH AFRICA 0.6315% 20 20
PL POLAND 0.6115% 21 21
NO NORWAY 0.5602% 22 22
FI FINLAND 0.5059% 23 23
TR TURKEY 0.4495% 24 24
DK DENMARK 0.4479% 25 25
ID INDONESIA 0.4424% 26 29
AT AUSTRIA 0.4249% 27 26
BE BELGIUM 0.4214% 28 27
RO ROMANIA 0.3985% 29 28
AR ARGENTINA 0.3682% 30 31
HK HONG KONG 0.3507% 31 30
VN VIET NAM 0.3405% 32 33
CZ CZECH REPUBLIC 0.2856% 33 32
UA UKRAINE 0.2727% 34 37
IL ISRAEL 0.2688% 35 34
NZ NEW ZEALAND 0.2584% 36 35
TH THAILAND 0.2411% 37 38
CO COLOMBIA 0.2335% 38 40
IE IRELAND 0.2279% 39 36
MY MALAYSIA 0.2119% 40 45
PT PORTUGAL 0.2087% 41 39
CL CHILE 0.2087% 42 41
GR GREECE 0.1968% 43 42
SG SINGAPORE 0.1918% 44 44
EG EGYPT 0.1909% 45 49
HU HUNGARY 0.1824% 46 43
PH PHILIPPINES 0.1822% 47 46
VE VENEZUELA BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF 0.1745% 48 47
BG BULGARIA 0.1417% 49 48
SA SAUDI ARABIA 0.1328% 50 50
IR IRAN ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF 0.1041% 51 53
MU MAURITIUS 0.1037% 52 62
PK PAKISTAN 0.0968% 53 57
AE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 0.0955% 54 51
SK SLOVAKIA 0.0896% 55 54
LT LITHUANIA 0.0841% 56 52
PE PERU 0.0778% 57 55
SI SLOVENIA 0.0724% 58 58
TN TUNISIA 0.0714% 59 75
HR CROATIA 0.0687% 60 56
CR COSTA RICA 0.0630% 61 59
DZ ALGERIA 0.0614% 62 68
LV LATVIA 0.0591% 63 60
RS SERBIA 0.0579% 64 77
KZ KAZAKHSTAN 0.0565% 65 67
PA PANAMA 0.0522% 66 63
EC ECUADOR 0.0502% 67 66
LU LUXEMBOURG 0.0500% 68 61
KW KUWAIT 0.0460% 69 65
EE ESTONIA 0.0421% 70 64
MA MOROCCO 0.0397% 71 70
UY URUGUAY 0.0374% 72 73
PR PUERTO RICO 0.0372% 73 69
BY BELARUS 0.0371% 74 91
BD BANGLADESH 0.0342% 75 74
IS ICELAND 0.0296% 76 72
GE GEORGIA 0.0289% 77 76
MD MOLDOVA REPUBLIC OF 0.0279% 78 78
KE KENYA 0.0247% 79 93
NG NIGERIA 0.0245% 80 79
MK MACEDONIA THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF 0.0212% 81 80
BA BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 0.0208% 82 87
CY CYPRUS 0.0207% 83 82
DO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 0.0206% 84 84
LK SRI LANKA 0.0205% 85 86
GT GUATEMALA 0.0200% 86 81
BO BOLIVIA PLURINATIONAL STATE OF 0.0195% 87 83
CS SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO 0.0182% 88 71
TT TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 0.0181% 89 90
QA QATAR 0.0181% 90 89
MT MALTA 0.0174% 91 85
SV EL SALVADOR 0.0173% 92 88
SY SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC 0.0170% 93 97
LB LEBANON 0.0160% 94 92
JO JORDAN 0.0155% 95 94
BH BAHRAIN 0.0131% 96 98
AZ AZERBAIJAN 0.0121% 97 99
AM ARMENIA 0.0121% 98 108
OM OMAN 0.0120% 99 96
LY LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA 0.0120% 100 95
AN NETHERLANDS ANTILLES 0.0118% 101 100
PY PARAGUAY 0.0116% 102 106
NI NICARAGUA 0.0100% 103 101
HN HONDURAS 0.0096% 104 103
TZ TANZANIA UNITED REPUBLIC OF 0.0092% 105 119
MO MACAO 0.0092% 106 105
GH GHANA 0.0091% 107 109
JM JAMAICA 0.0090% 108 104
UZ UZBEKISTAN 0.0088% 109 102
NP NEPAL 0.0085% 110 110
AL ALBANIA 0.0084% 111 111
BN BRUNEI DARUSSALAM 0.0076% 112 107
KH CAMBODIA 0.0073% 113 118
SN SENEGAL 0.0071% 114 130
GU GUAM 0.0070% 115 126
SD SUDAN 0.0068% 116 129
GA GABON 0.0068% 117 112
UG UGANDA 0.0066% 118 114
MN MONGOLIA 0.0064% 119 117
RW RWANDA 0.0063% 120 113
NA NAMIBIA 0.0062% 121 115
IQ IRAQ 0.0061% 122 131
KG KYRGYZSTAN 0.0058% 123 116
CI COTE D'IVOIRE 0.0058% 124 120
FJ FIJI 0.0053% 125 121
MZ MOZAMBIQUE 0.0053% 126 135
BZ BELIZE 0.0050% 127 122
BS BAHAMAS 0.0048% 128 127
CU CUBA 0.0046% 129 123
CM CAMEROON 0.0045% 130 137
BM BERMUDA 0.0043% 131 124
VI VIRGIN ISLANDS U.S. 0.0042% 132 128
BB BARBADOS 0.0042% 133 125
ME MONTENEGRO 0.0042% 134 133
AO ANGOLA 0.0041% 135 140
ZM ZAMBIA 0.0040% 136 146
NC NEW CALEDONIA 0.0039% 137 139
HT HAITI 0.0037% 138 134
BW BOTSWANA 0.0034% 139 132
AF AFGHANISTAN 0.0034% 140 141
LI LIECHTENSTEIN 0.0030% 141 136
GI GIBRALTAR 0.0025% 142 143
GN GUINEA 0.0025% 143 138
ZW ZIMBABWE 0.0023% 144 144
PG PAPUA NEW GUINEA 0.0022% 145 148
LA LAO PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC 0.0022% 146 150
MG MADAGASCAR 0.0022% 147 149
TJ TAJIKISTAN 0.0022% 148 151
MW MALAWI 0.0021% 149 162
MV MALDIVES 0.0021% 150 147
MC MONACO 0.0021% 151 142
SR SURINAME 0.0020% 152 145
AG ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA 0.0019% 153 154
KY CAYMAN ISLANDS 0.0018% 154 155
YE YEMEN 0.0017% 155 158
AW ARUBA 0.0016% 156 159
PF FRENCH POLYNESIA 0.0016% 157 152
GY GUYANA 0.0016% 158 169
AD ANDORRA 0.0016% 159 161
MR MAURITANIA 0.0015% 160 160
BF BURKINA FASO 0.0014% 161 166
FO FAROE ISLANDS 0.0014% 162 156
ML MALI 0.0014% 163 164
SC SEYCHELLES 0.0013% 164 165
RE REUNION 0.0013% 165 153
SZ SWAZILAND 0.0013% 166 157
SM SAN MARINO 0.0011% 167 168
BJ BENIN 0.0011% 168 173
BT BHUTAN 0.0010% 169 167
CD CONGO THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE 0.0010% 170 174
SL SIERRA LEONE 0.0010% 171 171
VC SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES 0.0010% 172 183
NE NIGER 0.0010% 173 177
AX ALAND ISLANDS 0.0010% 174 170
KN SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS 0.0010% 175 175
VG VIRGIN ISLANDS BRITISH 0.0009% 176 181
GW GUINEA-BISSAU 0.0009% 177 214
WS SAMOA 0.0008% 178 178
GD GRENADA 0.0008% 179 180
LS LESOTHO 0.0008% 180 176
ET ETHIOPIA 0.0008% 181 172
MM MYANMAR 0.0007% 182 163
TG TOGO 0.0007% 183 179
GM GAMBIA 0.0007% 184 184
DJ DJIBOUTI 0.0007% 185 189
GL GREENLAND 0.0006% 186 182
CV CAPE VERDE 0.0006% 187 188
VA HOLY SEE (VATICAN CITY STATE) 0.0006% 188 187
VU VANUATU 0.0006% 189 195
MP NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS 0.0006% 190 185
TM TURKMENISTAN 0.0006% 191 186
LR LIBERIA 0.0005% 192 205
LC SAINT LUCIA 0.0005% 193 191
SB SOLOMON ISLANDS 0.0005% 194 192
NR NAURU 0.0005% 195 193
TV TUVALU 0.0005% 196 194
DM DOMINICA 0.0004% 197 200
MQ MARTINIQUE 0.0004% 198 196
FM MICRONESIA FEDERATED STATES OF 0.0004% 199 211
CF CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC 0.0004% 200 201
AI ANGUILLA 0.0004% 201 197
AQ ANTARCTICA 0.0004% 202 190
TO TONGA 0.0004% 203 207
CG CONGO 0.0004% 204 204
KP KOREA DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF 0.0004% 205 202
PW PALAU 0.0004% 206 199
CK COOK ISLANDS 0.0003% 207 198
ER ERITREA 0.0003% 208 203
TC TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS 0.0003% 209 216
TD CHAD 0.0003% 210 219
GQ EQUATORIAL GUINEA 0.0003% 211 209
SO SOMALIA 0.0003% 212 206
MH MARSHALL ISLANDS 0.0003% 213 213
KI KIRIBATI 0.0003% 214 212
BI BURUNDI 0.0003% 215 215
AS AMERICAN SAMOA 0.0003% 216 208
JE JERSEY 0.0003% 217 222
GF FRENCH GUIANA 0.0002% 218 217
GP GUADELOUPE 0.0002% 219 210
IM ISLE OF MAN 0.0002% 220 218
MF SAINT MARTIN 0.0002% 221 225
TL TIMOR-LESTE 0.0002% 222 230
ST SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE 0.0002% 223 220
KM COMOROS 0.0002% 224 221
PM SAINT PIERRE AND MIQUELON 0.0002% 225 224
IO BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY 0.0001% 226 223
NU NIUE 0.0001% 227 228
MS MONTSERRAT 0.0001% 228 226
WF WALLIS AND FUTUNA 0.0001% 229 227
FK FALKLAND ISLANDS (MALVINAS) 0.0001% 230 229
NF NORFOLK ISLAND 0.0001% 231 231
UM UNITED STATES MINOR OUTLYING ISLANDS 0.0000% 232 234
TK TOKELAU 0.0000% 233 236
GG GUERNSEY 0.0000% 234 232
BV BOUVET ISLAND 0.0000% 235 233
YT MAYOTTE 0.0000% 236 235
TF FRENCH SOUTHERN TERRITORIES 0.0000% 237 238
GS SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS 0.0000% 238 239
HM HEARD ISLAND AND MCDONALD ISLANDS 0.0000% 239 237
PN PITCAIRN 0.0000% 240 240

 

Chart 1:Worldwide IP Address Ownership by Country in 2010

 

Chart 2:Worldwide IP Address Ownership by Country in 2010 with Month-to-Month Comparison

 

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