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January, 2010

  • 12 January

    Internet IP Address 2010 Report released

    Web service company IP2Location has released its annual Internet IP Address Report. The document analyzes IP usage in 240 countries during 2009. Unsurprisingly, the United States currently holds 37.46% of the world’s IPv4 addresses. Far behind in the number-two position is the United Kingdom, which only owns 9.94% of addresses. …

December, 2009

  • 25 December

    Malware makers scramble for IPv4 address blocks

    In an effort to grab increasingly scarce IPv4 addresses, malware makers are now grabbing blocks of IPs. By colocating servers and requesting IPs under a fake business name, cyber criminals are snatching some of the last remaining addresses. Unfortunately, this practice is hard to track down given the shear size …

  • 23 December

    Japan to permit IP address trading

    IP addresses are starting to become few and far between. In an effort to deal with the shortage, Japan is expected to allow the trading of IPs next year. Currently, millions of addresses are sitting unused and Tokyo is hoping monetary incentive will push holders to sell them. Japan is …

November, 2009

  • 20 November

    How many IPs does a server need?

    One critical feature of a dedicated server is the number of IPs allocated to it. A forum user asked today: How many ip addresses do i need to start my web server 2 for dns and then 1 for domain ? i use cpanel ? Believe it or not, it …

October, 2009

  • 29 October

    Europe and Asia slow to adopt IPv6

    A survey of 610 organization in Europe and Asia reveals that only 17% have upgraded to IPv6. This is worrying news considering the current IPv4 address system is slated to run dry by 2011. Adding further gloom and doom to the situation is the fact that only 8% of ISPs …

  • 27 October

    Utah uses IP addresses to improve website users' experience

    Lately all the talk about IP addresses around here has dealt with IPv4 depletion. As the number of addresses available shrinks daily, the State of Utah is putting the IP system to good use. Using a technology known as GeoIP, the state is able to customize its website based on …

  • 20 October

    American ISPs stock up on IPv6 addresses

    Facing an imminent shortage of IPv4 addresses, American ISPs are beginning to request more and more IPv6 addresses. So far this year, the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) has received some 300 requests for IPv6 address blocks– greater than the number of requests made in 2007 and 2008 combined. …

  • 14 October

    Indian government seeks to regulate IP allocation

    Given the increasing scarcity of IP addresses, especially in rapidly developing countries, it’s no wonder that the Indian government now wants the ability to regulate IP allocation. The Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) currently governs IP distribution in the region. If India can obtain permission from the organization to …

  • 9 October

    How to block an IP address from your website

    It is always important to check your website logs. Many web hosting providers will give you access to them, even if they do not tell you they do. In a virtual hosting account, there will be a log directory with Apache server logs. Among other things, it will tell you …

  • 7 October

    What is Reverse DNS?

    Question: What is Reverse DNS? Answer: Reverse DNS is a method of determining the domain name associated with an IP address. It is the opposite of DNS, which finds the IP address associated with a domain name. According to Internet standards, every IP address should have a domain name, and …