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IP Addresses Set To Run Out by 2011

Posted on Friday, September 03, 2010

Blog written by Super

While there’s no shortage yet of domain names, the numbers assigned to each web page and device are being snapped up so fast they could run out by the end of the year.

Why? An explosion of data and the increase in mobile devices connecting to the Internet, says Richard McManus of

Only 6% of the available pool of IP addresses remain.

Google’s tech expert, Vint Cerf, warns that there’ll be a black market in IP addresses if content providers don’t move from Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) to IPv6.  Want to read more about IPv6? Click here.

Source: Internet & Marketing Report, August 9, 2010