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Don't expect hosts to continue being generous with IPs

When I signed up for my first dedicated server three years ago, my provider handed out IPs as if they grew on trees. Just for signing up, I received 5 and was allowed unlimited add-on addresses. At one point, I had around 12 IPs on one box. Many hosts have followed this practice in order […]

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China feels the IP squeeze

As IPv4 addresses run out, those countries with the fastest-growing number of Internet users will run low on IPs first. A perfect example of this is China, which currently adds more people to the web per year than any other country in the world. According to Wu Hequan from the Chinese Academy of Engineering, the […]

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Could IP exhaustion drive up the cost of hosting?

IP exhaustion, or the increasing scarcity of the IPv4 addresses needed for the web to function, has been a problem for quite some time. ISPs are being pushed to move to IPv6, but thus far few have budged. As things currently stand, the current supply of IP addresses is slated to dry up by 2011. […]

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TLDs slow to adopt IPv6

It seems as though data center operators and ISPs aren’t the only ones lagging behind in IPv6 adoption. Recent data provided by ICANN shows that 41% of the existing 280 Top-Level Domains have no IPv6 support whatsoever. With IPv4 addresses still slated to run out some time in 2011, this finding is alarming. While it […]

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Report shows world IP address distribution is uneven

A recently published document, entitled Internet IP Address 2009 Report, yields some interesting information about IP address allocation around the world. IPs are far from evenly distributed. According to the report, the United States holds more IPv4 addresses than any other country– 37.14%. Trailing far behind with the second-greatest number of IPs is the UK […]

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Free iPhone app tracks IPv4 depletion

Some folks may not be worried about IPv4 depletion, but for those who are, there’s a neat application called ByeBye v4 for the iPhone and iPod Touch that tracks the number of IPv4 addresses remaining. The application provides other information, too, such as the number of IPv6 addresses in use, estimated number of days before […]

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Is there really a need for IPv6?

For some time now, ARIN has been pushing providers to switch to IPv6. The steady rise of computer use along with the proliferation of other web devices like cell phones and PDAs has put a heavy burden on the IPv4 system, which is expected to run out of addresses by 2011. Not so, says Paul […]

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Africa may lead the world in IPv6 adoption

With IPv4 addresses set to run out by 2011, Internet administrators have been pushing for a switch to the new IPv6 system. Unfortunately, very few data centers have adopted the new system because of past investments made in IPv4 and the cost to upgrade. This is why some industry experts believe Africa, a continent that […]

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Verizon to Require Use of IPv6 in New Cell Phones

Techies in the know are aware that the current IP address system, IPv4, will run out of addresses by early 2011. To avoid a cataclysmic event two years from now when people find they can’t get on the Internet, the need to switch to IPv6 is being chiseled into the foreheads of technology CEOs from […]

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ICANN Policy Updates for May

ICANN made quite a few policy updates last month. Most of it was just talk, with the non-profit saying they were going to explore “this and that,” or set up a committee to consider x and y. Either way, it’s nice to know that the folks in California are at least pretending to do something. […]

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