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  • IPocalypse reports greatly exaggerated: Internode

    'Panic merchants' who predicted the end of the internet, as Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) addresses run out, are as bad as the Y2K bug alarmists of 12 years ago, according to a local proponent of IPv6.

  • Will World of Warcraft drive ISP IPv6 adoption?

    Whether IT networking boffins like it or not, one of the biggest drivers toward IPv6 adoption may turn out to be Blizzard’s massively online multiplayer monolith, World of Warcraft (WoW).

  • Opinion: The IPv6 magic trick

    A magician in a long black coat walks out on stage. A voice booms: “The great Mephisto will now saw his beautiful assistant in half”. The audience breathes in. The saw cuts through the box. The magician pushes the two halves of the box containing his assistant apart. The transition from internet protocol version four (IPv4) to version six (IPv6) is much like this magic act. The Web that was once one is now two.

  • Black markets sprout in IP address shortage

    With only days passed since the Asia Pacific regional internet registry initiated a severely reduced allocation policy for Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4), ‘black’ markets have begun to appear for operators and address holders to trade address between themselves.

  • Small ISPs losers as APNIC exhausts IPv4

    Developing economies and small ISPs are expected to be hardest hit by an Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) address rationing policy enacted this week by the Asia Pacific regional registry.

  • Why you shouldn't worry so much about IPv6

    A critical juncture in history arrived this week as the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) assigned the last IPv4 addresses to the five regions of the world's Regional Internet Registries.

  • What are you saying: 4 February 2011

    Every week, <i>Computerworld Australia</i> collates all the things our readers have been saying about the news, both in the forums and in comments.

  • IPv6: Drive innovation with rewards, not fear

    I’m a sucker for good, biting humour, and in the spirit of Stephen Colbert’s Medals of Fear that he gave to a few distinguished souls (the press, Mark Zuckerberg, Anderson Cooper) at the rally in Washington D.C., I would like to hand a medal to the US State Department for its 1999 publication of a country-by-country set of "Y2K" warnings — “End of Days” scenarios and solutions — for Americans doing business in 194 nations. I would give another medal to IPv6, the most drawn-out killer technology to date — and one that has had the longest run at trying to scare everyone about the end of IPv4.

  • Internode preps production IPv6 environment

    Internode will move to a native internet protocol version 6 (IPv6) production environment later this year, following an extensive public trial that included more than 200 “power users”.

  • APNIC IPv4 allocation signals change in tack

    After years of speculation around timing of what has been referred to as the “IPocalypse”, the internet protocol version 4 (IPv4) standard address stock has been exhausted.

  • Action, not talk, needed for IPv6

    The co-developer of Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) has urged associations and businesses to take action on deploying IPv6, rather than continuing to talk.