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Net Address Availability Is At Critical Low

May 12, 2010

THERE ARE ONLY 300 MILLION Internet protocol version 4 (IPv4) addresses left and on 9 September, 2011 they will all be used up, according to a report by the BBC.

Mobile phones are said to be to blame for the massive consumption of IP addresses that are organised today using the IPv4 system.


This is version four of the network address protocol that enables web pages to have an addressable numerical location.

The only hope for the interweb is Internet protocol version six (IPv6) that has trillions more addresses and if it is not adopted

the last time that any IPv4 addresses will be available, says the BBC, is 9 September next year.

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