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In Russia, the middle East and Europe over the IP addresses of the most widely used Protocol IPv4 (Internet Protocol version 4) , reported on the RIPE NCC website.
It is noted that the exhaustion of IPv4 has long been awaited. According to experts, the sites will not be affected. Addresses will recover with the help of revenues from associations ceased operations. Restored address will be distributed in accordance with the waiting list.
Europe has already started to use the new generation Protocol IPv6. It is noted that it addresses enough for several hundred billion customers.
IPv4, the first widely used version of the Internet Protocol. IPv4 uses 32-bit addresses, limiting the address space of 4.3 billion possible unique addresses. Already in the 1980-ies it became evident that the distribution of address space is more rapid than was inherent in the architecture of IPv4. This led first to the emergence of a class of addressing, classless addressing later, and ultimately to develop a new Protocol, IPv6, which eventually should resolve the crisis consuming the addresses.
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