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Is the Golden Age of LowEnd VPSes Coming to a Screeching Halt?

Tags: , , , Date/Time: June 20, 2022 @ 11:42 am, by raindog308

OVH announced on June 14 that it will begin charging for IPv4 addresses. That loud screaming sound you heard was thousands of low-end hosts watching their profit margins vaporize. “Given the scarcity and therefore the increase in the cost of IPv4, we will not be able to maintain the freeness of additional IPv4,” OVH CEO […]

500 Million New IPv4 Addresses Coming! Well, Maybe. Or Maybe Not.

Tags: , , , Date/Time: June 2, 2022 @ 11:43 pm, by raindog308

The idea of changing up the IPv4 protocols to free up reserved ranges is not new.  Heck, I posted about it on LowEndTalk at least ten years ago and it wasn’t new then. The idea is simple: when IPv4 was first created, a number of IP ranges were reserved.  Some such as,, and […]

AFRINIC Cracks Down on IP Fraud

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: July 22, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

AFRINIC (the Regional Internet Authority for Africa which controls allocations of IP addresses on that continent) appears to be cracking down on people who obtain African IPs and use them elewhere. Community member @aveline shared this announcement: TLDR: Cloud Innovation has been put on 90-day notice that their IPs are being taken away. AFRINIC has […]

LowEndBoxTV: Weekend Update for May 1, 2021

Free VPS, Cheap VPS, and Ryzen VPS, plus interviews with DirectAdmin and OnApp, plus our Industry Roundtable on ipv4 exhaustion, plus…whew, it was quite a week! This video is our weekly update of everything that happened on LowEndBox over the last week.  Since this is the first one, we’re actually going back two weeks.  We’re […]