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IPv4 Internet Addresses Running Low In Europe
2012-09-15 07:14:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Nearly all of the old-style Internet addresses in Europe have been used up, leading the governing body to place strict rules rationing the number of applications firms can submit for the remaining few, according to various media reports published Friday. According to BBC News Technology Correspondent Mark Ward, the currently utilized IP Version 4 (IPv4) addressing system was limited to just 4.3 billion internet protocol addresses...

2011-05-24 00:00:30

Consultations should include organizations key to the Internet's success as a platform for global economic growth and social progress Paris, France (PRWEB) May 23, 2011 In advance of the upcoming meeting of the G8 governments in Paris, a worldwide coalition of Internet organizations, including the Number Resource Organization, the Internet Society, the Internet Society France Chapter, ICANN, and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), today stated that they would welcome the opportunity to...

2010-05-11 14:35:00

Estimates suggest that in less than 18 months, there will no longer be big blocks of net addresses to give out. Experts say that September 9, 2011 will be the day that the last of those portions is released for net firms and others to use. Everything connected to the Internet needs an "IP address" to ensure data reaches the right person or device.  An IP address acts like an address for computers and servers connected to the Internet in order to find each other. A newer scheme is...

2009-11-17 07:37:00

AMSTERDAM, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- With just over 10% of IPv4 address space left, the RIPE NCC launches How to Act Now - a guide to making IPv6 deployment simple. The RIPE NCC, the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia today launches How to Act Now, a resource to help business and government representatives plan and execute IPv6 deployment. This is the first tool of its kind to focus on deploying IPv6 in a real-world, business...

2009-06-23 06:00:00

EBENE, Mauritius, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- - NRO Makes Recommendations to Ensure Future Stability of the Internet Domain Name System The Number Resource Organization (NRO), formed by the world's five Regional Internet Registries(1), today expresses its support to end the collaboration agreement between the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the US Department of Commerce. The NRO also makes recommendations for the management of the Domain Name System...

2009-05-20 08:25:00

AMSTERDAM, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- - Internet Growth and Innovation Depends on Continued Availability of IP Addresses - Over 800 European Organisations Give Their Support to the "IPv6 Act Now" Statement to Urge Speedy and Efficient Adoption of IPv6 The RIPE NCC, the not-for-profit organisation that supports the infrastructure of the Internet, launches the IPv6 Act Now website today. With an Internet community position statement on IPv6 supported by over 800 organisations,...

2008-06-17 09:00:23

The Number Resource Organization (NRO), which is made up of the world's five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), AfriNIC, APNIC, ARIN, LACNIC and the RIPE NCC, today issues an appeal for investment in Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) infrastructure. With approximately 85% of all available IPv4 Internet addresses already in use by May 2008, the NRO predicts that the remaining stock of unallocated IPv4 addresses will be consumed by around 2011. Internet addresses are allocated on...

2008-06-16 09:00:26

The Internet technical community*, including the Internet Society, RIPE NCC, APNIC and W3C, today issues a memorandum to Governments, civil society and the private sector to ensure that human capacities are enhanced or enabled through creativity, confidence and that the convergence of Internet technology is preserved. A multi-stakeholder model of decision making and a full commitment to adopting emerging technologies and standards are critical for long-term Internet policy development,...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.