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Want an IPv4 address? Get in line

Stephen Lawson | July 2, 2015
North America's Internet registry has started a waiting list for requests it can't fulfill.

The only real solution, ARIN says, is IPv6. That new protocol allows for an almost unlimited number of possible addresses -- more than 1 trillion for every known star in the universe, the group says -- and organizations can get them from Internet registries right now. Some of the biggest names on the Internet are already using IPv6, but some IT departments have put off the transition because it can be time-consuming, expensive and hard -- for now, at least -- to justify.

 

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