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HP buys 3com for $2.7 billion

In a deal that could have far-reaching effects on the data center industry, Hewlett-Packard has bought networking giant 3com for $2.7 billion. HP’s goal is to combine its extensive range of server offerings with 3com’s networking products. By doing so, it should be able to compete much better against Cisco, …

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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 …

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ICANN Seoul Meeting starts this Monday

Web industry leaders from across the world will be packing their bags this weekend for ICANN’s 36th International Meeting in Seoul, South Korea. The event runs October 25- 30. A hot topic of discussion will be IDNs— domains containing non-Latin characters. Rod Beckstrom, CEO of ICANN, stated: This is an …

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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. …

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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 …

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