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The World is running out of IPv4 addresses

Well, its finally happening, the world is starting to run out of IPv4 addresses. ICANN (Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers) and IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) announced in February that the last of the world’s remaining IPv4 blocks had been assigned to the Regional Internet Registries(RIR). We would have expected the RIRs to be able to meet demand for IPv4 addresses for at least another year. However, APNIC(Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre), the RIR for the Asia-Pasific region, announced that it has released its final block of IPv4 addresses.

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