• Recent signals point to escalating jitters for IPv4 market

    Posted March 4, 2013 - 1:49 pm

    Taken together, these 9 perceptions suggest a growing appetite for transfers of increasingly scarce IPv4 addresses.
  • Europe's supply of IPv4 addresses nearing depletion

    Posted July 30, 2012 - 10:40 am

    The European Internet registry -- RIPE NCC -- is expected to exhaust its supply of IPv4 addresses as early as next week, putting more pressure on U.S.-based multinational corporations to deploy the replacement technology known as IPv6.
  • Need money? Sell your IP address. Microsoft just spent $7.5 million buying some.

    Posted November 16, 2011 - 2:15 pm

    IP addresses are running out, and scarcity means one thing: prices go up. How far up? Pretty far, since Microsoft just shelled out $7.5 million to buy a block of 666,624 IPv4 addresses.
  • Does ARIN have the right to approve all IPv4 address sales?

    Posted May 11, 2011 - 9:26 am

    A U.S. bankruptcy court in Delaware recently approved Nortel's sale of 666,624 IPv4 addresses to Microsoft for $7.5 million. Despite this precedent, a debate is raging in Internet policy circles about how sales of IPv4 addresses -- particularly the largest blocks of IPv4 address space issued before the Internet became popular -- will proceed in the future.
  • Wireless beyond the tipping point: No more excuses for escaping to the beach

    Posted April 18, 2011 - 2:24 pm

    It wasn't a bright line, but we're clearly past whatever was the marker between the old, disconnected-and-at-peace society and whatever we live in now.
  • IPv4 address transfers must meet policy, ARIN chief says

    Posted March 26, 2011 - 9:31 pm

    The chief executive of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) today said that any transfer of IPv4 addresses from one organization to another will need to be compliant with established ARIN policy.
  • When we run out of IPv4 addresses

    Posted March 25, 2011 - 1:02 pm

    LiveBrianD asked the Networking forum what will happen to the Internet when we run out of IPv4 addresses.
  • Microsoft offers $7.5M for 666,624 IPv4 addresses

    Posted March 24, 2011 - 9:47 pm

    Microsoft has agreed to pay $7.5 million to purchase a block of 666,624 IPv4 addresses from bankrupt Canadian telecom equipment maker Nortel in a move that some see as a signal of the increasing value of IPv4 addresses.
  • Brocade unites IPv4 and IPv6

    Posted March 22, 2011 - 5:21 pm

    Brocade this week unveiled software for its application acceleration switches that enables them to function as gateways between existing IPv4 networks and new ones built on IPv6.
  • Why you shouldn't worry so much about IPv6

    Posted February 4, 2011 - 3:54 pm

    A critical juncture in history arrived this week as the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) assigned the last IPv4 addresses to the five regions of the world's Regional Internet Registries.
  • IPv4 finale 'one of the most important days of the Internet'

    Posted February 3, 2011 - 3:13 pm

    Internet policymakers officially handed out the last five blocks of IPv4 address space to each of the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) at a ceremony held in Miami Thursday morning.
  • IPv4's funeral expected to come Thursday

    Posted February 2, 2011 - 11:50 am

    A press conference taking place on Thursday in Miami is expected to mark the last allocation of Internet Protocol, Version 4 addresses by the central authority that assigns them.
  • Address allocation kicks off IPv4 endgame

    Posted February 1, 2011 - 11:00 am

    The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority has assigned two large blocks of IPv4 addresses to the Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre, activating a rule under which the agency will give out the last of its IPv4 addresses.
  • Internet body may use up IPv4 addresses this week

    Posted January 24, 2011 - 9:09 pm

    The current crop of Internet addresses could start to disappear this week if a regional Internet registry makes one more request for two blocks of addresses.
  • Protect your pre-1997 IP address

    Posted December 10, 2010 - 6:27 pm

    If your company obtained its IP address space before 1997, you have probably received several letters from the American Registry for Internet Numbers Ltd. (ARIN) encouraging you to enter into a contractual agreement to protect the IP address. But should you sign it?
  • What the IPv4 meltdown means for you

    Posted December 1, 2010 - 5:54 pm

    The world is running out of IPv4 Internet addresses, without which the Internet can't function in its existing form.
  • Going to IPv6 isn't going to be easy

    Posted August 3, 2010 - 8:54 pm

    Because, not only are you probably not ready, neither is your network hardware.
  • Run on IPv4 addresses could exhaust supply by December

    Posted June 17, 2010 - 1:46 pm

    The remaining pool of unallocated IPv4 addresses could be depleted as early as December due to unprecedented levels of broadband and wireless adoption in the Asia Pacific region, experts say.
  • Beware the black market rising for IP addresses

    Posted May 3, 2010 - 10:17 am

    IPv4 depletion is happening faster than expected; a black market could jump the price of an Internet presence
  • Silicon cockroaches, 'dirty' IPv4 addresses and other Internet oddities

    Posted March 31, 2010 - 9:26 pm

    The world's leading Internet engineers see many surprising trends occurring under the covers of this complex network environment. Among their findings are the evolution of silicon cockroaches — tiny, mobile, unattended wireless devices — and "dirty" Internet address space that can't be used by network operators. Here are a few eye-openers about what’s really going on in the Internet infrastructure that were discussed at a meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) held in Anaheim last week.
  • Agency tightens IPv4 address procedure

    Posted April 30, 2009 - 8:24 pm

    Expecting the supply of IPv4 addresses to dry up soon, the organization that assigns Internet addresses in the U.S. plans to raise the bar for getting them.

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