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Bradley Mitchell

IPv4 May Never Go Away

By May 26, 2014

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It should be obvious by now that much of the world doesn't want to let go of IPv4. That despite years of advocacy from proponents of IPv6 explaining how it solves various problems with the old standard. While the last unassigned blocks of IP addresses in Europe and other places were handed out a few years ago, the allocation process continues. Address blocks previously assigned to one place that aren't well utilized can be reclaimed and re-assigned elsewhere. It's possible that IPv4 will never actually disappear completely from the Internet, based on how this so-called transition is going.
More - IANA Starts Handing Out Recovered IPv4 Addresses (May, 2013)
See also - When Will IPv4 Addresses Run Out (2010)
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