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Articles tagged with: IP

Go Daddy Has Been Sold

The parent company of GoDaddy.com, a top registrar of Internet domain names, has been sold to a group of private investment firms for $2.25 billion.

Go Daddy Group Inc.’s sale to KKR, Silver Lake and Technology Crossover Ventures comes as the company expects to top $1.1 billion in revenue this year because expanding Internet use has fueled the creation of more websites and the “domains” needed to help find them.

Microsoft Splurges To Remain On Top

Microsoft has spent 7.5 million dollars to remain competitive in the Internet Protocol industry. The seven and a half million dollars covers 666,624 IPv4 addresses. Although we were supposed to have transitioned to IPv6 addresses by now, Microsoft has taken sharp notice of the IPv6 delay and realizes that IPv4 addresses are becoming scarce. For those who need a quick refresher on internet protocols, IPv4 stands for Internet Protocol version 4 and is the fourth revision in Internet Protocol development, also the first to be…

Help! We’re running out of internet IP space!!!

According to the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), which manages the distribution of Internet numbers resources for the US, Canada, and much of the Caribbean and North Atlantic, the Internet is running out of space — IPv4 space that is. Many sources have been talking about the eventual exhaustion for years. But only recently is it getting significant press. Representatives of ARIN are acting diligently to spread awareness of the problem, and what can be done about it.

Less than 3% of IPv4 space remains so we could reach the end any day now.