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  • Internet Protocol version 4, current version in use.


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  • Carriers and enterprises are deploying IPv6 because the available pool of IP addresses using the current standard, known as IPv4, is dwindling.

    No IPv6 plan? You're behind schedule

  • CIOs, as news of the rapid depletion of IP addresses using the current standard – known as IPv4 – reaches corporate IT departments.

    Verizon's phone rings off the hook with IPv6 questions

  • Most of today's internet uses IPv4, which is now nearly twenty years old.

    Archive 2005-03-01

  • At a special ceremony in Miami on Thursday, the organization that oversees the global allocation of Internet addresses distributed the last batch of so-called IPv4 addresses, underscoring the extent to which the Web has become an integral and pervasive part of modern life.

    Reuters: Top News

  • Every internet connected computer, smartphone, car, gadget and gizmo is assigned an IP address made up of four sets of digits which allows it to communicate with the net - running off a system known as IPv4 Internet Protocol version 4. | Top Stories

  • The internet is currently run almost entirely on a protocol call IPv4, which provides 4.3bn web addresses. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Every Internet-connected computer, smartphone, car, gadget and gizmo is assigned a four-digit IP address that lets it communicate with the net, thanks to a system known as IPv4

  • The protocol underpinning the net, known as IPv4, provides only about 4 billion IP addresses - not website domain names, but the unique sequence of numbers assigned to each computer, website or other internet-connected device.

    The Sydney Morning Herald News Headlines

  • The current Internet Protocol version -- known as IPv4 -- provides 4.29 billion unique addresses.

    BN - Broadcast Newsroom-news

  • The current addressing system-called IPv4-has about four billion possible addresses.

    Scientific American


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