Last week RIPE announced that they are down to last /8 of public IPv4 addresses. This means problems. PI addresses are not assigned anymore and LIR’s can get up to single /22. Dark day in Europe…. But maybe now we start moving to IPv6?
You can now get /29 IPv6 subnet instead of default /32 from RIPE, when you’re getting new address allocation. RIPE-552 document has been updated in point 5.1.2 and now not only /32 is default allocation size for new IPv6 subnets. Of course any allocation between /29 and /32 is possible without providing additional documentation.
It’s possible to extend current /32 allocation to /29. The subnets were allocated in schema that if you requested initial /32 subnet, next /32 were reserved not straight after that, but space for extending to /29 were left.
Look to Jan Zorz’s presentations or check RIPE webpage for more details.