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June, 2010

  • 18 June

    Only 6% of IPv4 addresses left

    In January, roughly 10% of IPv4 addresses remained unallocated. Just a few months later in June, new information from ARIN shows that number has shrunk to 6.25%. The Internet is set to run out of IP addresses by 2011. A mass-switch to IPv6 would solve this problem, but so far …

April, 2010

  • 21 April

    Is IP cybersquatting a real threat?

    In light of the upcoming IPv4 shortage, ARIN President John Curran is concerned that so-called “IP cybersquatting” could emerge where companies could sell their unused addresses on the black market for profit: We’re going to see a similar circumstance [to domain name cyber squatting] to some extent. Certainly there will …

February, 2010

  • 2 February

    What is 127.0.0.1?

    Question: I have been setting up my own server, and a lot of help documents refer to the 127.0.0.1 address. What is 127.0.0.1? Answer: 127.0.0.1 is the standard ip address assigned to the lookback network interface in IPv4. Because it is a standard, all server should conform to it, and …

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. …

  • 8 January

    10% of IPv4 addresses left

    Some had feared that the IPv4 address system might run out this year, but Internet users can now breathe a sigh of relief. According to the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), the organisation under ICANN that manages IPs, 10.2% of the IPv4 system is still left. That’s enough to last …

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 …

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 …

  • 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 …