As all expected the day has almost come, the net is going to run out of IP Address. Why its happened?  Because the current IP address system which is called Internet Protocol Version 4, which started at 1980 has  theoretical maximum of 4.3 billion addresses in use.

The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, the top-level administrator of the system, has called a press conference in Miami on Thursday. One person said its last five “blocks” of Internet Protocol, or IP, addresses will be distributed then. These blocks, each with 16.8 million addresses, will be distributed to the regional registries. That means the regional groups will have IP addresses to distribute further to Internet service providers, websites and others before running out. Curran expects to deplete his allotment in six to nine months.

We can see the new system is called Internet Protocol version 6, or IPv6 in coming Days.

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