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The end of the Internet is near — and in less than three years, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
The reason? More than 85% of the available addresses have already been allocated and the OECD predicts we will have run out completely by early 2011.
The solution to the IP address shortage is an upgrade to new addresses that can accommodate our hunger for online connectivity. Such a system, called IPv6, was agreed more than a decade ago, providing enough addresses for billions upon billions of devices as well as improving Internet phone and video calls, and possibly even helping to end e-mail spam.
Originally posted by AgnosticX
i remember hearing somewhere that they were going to open up the .com or .orgs etc... to .whateverthehellyouwant that way that wouldn't be a problem...but isn't everything suppossed to end in 2012 anyway?