As we reported earlier post the internet is going to run out of IP Address.
This morning the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)Â announced (PDF) that it has distributed the last batch of its remaining IPv4 addresses to the worldâ€™s fiveÂ Regional Internet Registries, the organizations that manage IP addresses in different regions. These Registries will begin assigning the final IPv4 addresses within their regions until they run out completely, which could come as soon as early 2012.
As the last blocks of IPv4 addresses are assigned, adoption of a new protocolâ€”IPv6â€”is essential to the continued growth of the open Internet. IPv6 will expand Internet address space to 128 bits, making room for approximately 340 trillion addresses (enough to last us for the foreseeable future).