The Internet is running out of addresses, what next?

What was predicted has happened. The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) doled out two of the remaining blocks of IPv4 addresses with each having 16.7 million addresses – to the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC).

What does this mean? Distribution of the remaining five blocks of IPv4 address space will be distributed immediately. One block will go to the five Regional Internet Registries (RIR).

The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), who is responsible for giving out IPv4 addresses to carriers and other network operators in North America, was scheduled to receive its last allotment of IPv4 addresses on February 1 according to a report published in Network World.

According to experts, the distribution of the IPv4 addresses to carriers will occur quickly within a 3-7 month timeframe. Once that happens, it’s going to be recumbent on network operators to either deploy complicated, costly network address translation technologies to share IPv4 addresses among multiple users or be forced to Experts say it will take anywhere from three to seven months for the registries to distribute the remaining IPv4 addresses to carriers.

Once the registries hand out all the IPv4 addresses, network operators must either deploy complex, expensive network address translation technologies to share IPv4 addresses among multiple users or accept the next-generation of the Internet Protocol called IPv6.

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