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Articles tagged with: IPV4

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.

IPv6 Testing Goes Well, Full 2012 Launch To Come

According to experts in Technology, the Internet successfully passed the IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6) test without any serious problems this week due to hundreds of companies jumping on board during the 24-hour stress test.

The Internet Society had organized the test to raise awareness for the need of a transition to IPv6 as the number of Internet addresses are slowly winding down. It is essential that we take the time now to understand the glitches in the system before a mass transition to the IPv6 platform, which is expect in 2012.

Bing Begins 24 Hour IPv6 Testing

IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6) will be available this evening at 5PM, Pacific Standard Time and will end tomorrow, June 8th at the same time. This 24 hour duration will allow for world-wide IPv6 connectivity to www.bing.com. For those who already have IPv6, connectivity will be automatic, requiring no special system tweaking or tuning to access the Bing site. All Windows 7 PCs already have an IPv6 configuration.

IPv4 traffic will remain intact to Bing, without causing any slowdown in connection to the well known search engine.

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.