Internet IP Address 2013 Report
IP addresses are managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) and its regional registries to various organizations worldwide. In this report, we have collected some data with regards to IPv4 address allocations in 2012 based on the IP2Location.
For the past 2 years, China and the United States have remained in second and first spots respectively. The United Kingdom dipped 1 spot to 4th position while Japan ascended to 3rd from 4th.
5th to 9th places remain the same with South Korea, Germany, France, Canada and Italy holding firm to their positions. Brazil managed to edge up 2 spots to 10th place, displacing Australia.
Of worthy note is Switzerland which climbed from 5 places from 19th to 14th. Quite an impressive jump upwards. The rest of the countries basically either go up or down by 1 to 2 spots.
A few countries that were previously not in the list were given new IP address allocations in 2012. These countries include Curacao, Sint Maarten, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba as well as Saint Barthelemy.
From the chart analysis (see Chart 2), the allocation rates for most countries are relatively flat but the United States’ share of the allocation increased towards the end of 2012 to the tune of 1,102,511,113 IP addresses.
IP2Location Internet IP Address Year 2012 Report