What's New: Last IP Addresses Assigned

On Monday, Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) has assigned its last blocks of IPv4 addresses. After allocating two blocks to APNIC (Asia Pacific), the remaining five blocks were automatically allocated to regional registrars. That means once a region runs out, they will not be able to obtain more.

For businesses and consumers, this means that most Internet connections will have to be upgraded to handle IPv6, requiring upgrades or replacement of existing routers and equipment, likely within the next year or two.

Thursday, Feb 3, 2011 11:51 am CST

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