IANA finally allocated out the last five /8 IPv4 address blocks this morning in a formal ceremony in Florida. So the free pool of IPv4 address block is done - there is nothing left to hand out to regional registries at all. I guess we are starting off the Chinese New Year with a bang. Silly little rabbit - IPv4 addresses are for kids!
Now I wondering how the IPv4 address request rates are doing at all the RIR's for this month. ARIN has their press release up on the event here.