AMS region - availability of small server sizes

April 14, 2013 11.6k views
Could you please give some more detail about what is going on regarding this message when trying to setup a 512MB instance in the Amsterdam region? "The 512MB and 1GB sizes are currently not available in the Amsterdam region due to RIPE IPv4 restrictions and limited availability of IP space." Is this temporary or permanent?
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The issue is that RIPE the governing body that assigns IP space has run out of publicly available IPv4 addresses which means that no future requests can be fulfilled and that our current allocation that we've received from RIPE for IPv4 is our last.

We've had to disable the smaller sizes to prevent completely running out of our current allocation and so that existing customers can spin up new servers if they need to.

There are unfortunately no easy answers as the US is set to run out of IPv4 space next year followed by Latin America a couple months later. We hope that this is a temporary issue and are currently working with providers and third parties to secure additional IP space and we may be close to getting a sizable allocation.

If we do we'll announce how many times larger it is than our current allocation and re-enable the sizes.

The future is rolling out IPv6 and as we approach further limitations of IPv4 it may force us to restrict smaller virtual servers to just IPv6 only while the larger ones will support both IPv4 and IPv6.

This is really a new sitaution that we are entering into and a lot of providers are in the same boat. There may be some changes from some large organizations and there is talk about ARIN requesting that some entities that have massive IP space return unused space however that would only buy us another 1 year at best and eventually we would hit a wall.

Fortunately IPv6 continues to be adopted in more places and without eventually switching everything over to it this is just a problem that we will delay.

We welcome feedback on this issue.
All of the servers I administer do not need a public IP. In fact, most of them would security-wise benefit from not having one. Are you planning on supporting some kind of private networking between a customers servers? This would be at least a partial solution for some.
What are DigitalOceans plans for IPv6 then? - currently the servers do not get an IPv6 address on build.
I thought i finally found a good provider to host my smaller vps'es and development vps'es. Now this..
i guess it was just too good to be true. So should i now switch to another provider or will it be temporary.
I worked 12 years for VZ before UUnet.. and 7 years ago they already scream that the IP4 ran out... All Providers, Hosters etc etc.. need to cleanup their databases to get IP4 back of services that is not working anymore...

I'm so glad i have a Droplet now in Amsterdam Location... Love my city i born.
@Siverra: We've run out of space again. We should have new equipment up and ready to go by the next week, you can follow the progress here:

Sorry for the inconvenience.
Hi there!
What about Amsterdam region. Currently it's disabled ... is it temporary or permanent?
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