They can ping the class c's and take back anything that's not active. I have ISP's that have multiple class c's and they must be active to keep them.And the last blocks have been allocated. This just showed up on Slashdot:
"Following on from APNIC's earlier assessment that they would need to request the last available /8 blocks, they have now been allocated 39/8 and 106/8, triggering ARIN's final distribution of blocks to the RIRs. According to the release, 'APNIC expects normal allocations to continue for a further three to six months.'"
I think it's pretty lame that we've gotten to this point. It's not like it's a surprise this was coming, and yet just about everyone responsible has ignored it completely. That's people for you.
see post #6 :tongue2:
2 pages, and you're the first person with the um... well (not balls)... "ovarian fortitude" to ask that very obvious question! I think you should get a confetti shower and cash prizes now.
they were obviously just trying to sync up with IE 6. so might as well skip to IPv8 now.