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I thought it was an experiment and I thought that 4.3 billion [addresses] would be enough to do an experiment
The event that triggers their distribution is widely expected to take place in the next few days.
When that happens each of the five regional agencies that hand out net addresses will get one of the remaining blocks of 16 million addresses.
The addresses in those last five blocks are expected to be completely exhausted by September 2011.
No, we won't - solutions will be found and implemented.
joined:Apr 25, 2002
We are working on network upgrades. Unfortunately even when we are able to offer IPv6 we will not be able to offer this functionality to our shared, reseller, and SDX clients because cPanel and Plesk do not support IPv6 yet even though most of the underlying software does have IPv6 support.
We believe that 2010 will bring major wins for the protocol and our community, including advances in DNS, OS, and application-based compatibility.
As the protocol moves into the mainstream, we remain dedicated to providing globally viable products by moving toward full IPv6 compatibility.
At least with this conversion to 16 byte addresses we should not run out for a very very long time... until our fridges, lamps, beds, flowers etc all get their allocation.
Vint Cerf was very clear about it, the current Internet architecture was just meant to be an experiment.
The real Internet will start in September 2011, and you'd better take action to become part of it.