Added by David Sandercock on January 30, 2011
The Internet’s gradually decreasing stock of addresses is at the verge of complete exhaustion as the last bundle of addresses is being handed out to the users of internet.
It is expected that after a few days, the world will witness the event which leads to their distribution. When that occurs, all the 5 regional agencies which distribute the addresses will receive their final lots of 16 million net addresses each.
Experts have predicted that all the addresses in those last 5 blocks would have been consumed fully by the end of September 2011.
An organization known as Apnic, which supervises the use of and manages the net addresses in the Asia Pacific region, will trigger the event which will then lead to the distribution of last 5 blocks of net addresses.
According to the chief scientist at Apnic, Geoff Huston, when the storage of net addresses managed at Apnic becomes lower than a key threshold. then the agency shall ask for more addresses from IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) which is the central repository of internet addresses.
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