Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sorry, Sold Out!

According to the story on Yahoo news this evening, we are fresh out of internet addresses.

The Global Internet Address Warehouse (which doesn't really exist as a place so much as an idea or a system) is, as of this morning, completely empty.

When the internet started getting really big, they implemented the IP4V system, which contained four billion IP addresses. That's 4,000,000,000,000. I'm sure somebody looked at that number and said "Yeah. That should be plenty."

But since they made it so easy for anybody to snag an IP address and we end up with all of this useless nonsense (alot like this blog, for instance) floating around the internet for anybody to see, we have used them all up.

So now we're looking at changing over to the IP6V system, which hold trillions of new IP addresses.

Oh yeah. That should be plenty.

You can read the original story here, if you'd like. Enjoy.

Tomorrow is an unusual one. I think that Create A Vacuum Day is a little more suited for the great halls of government than the average person, but we should all give it a try, hey?


  1. So, we've reached the end of the Internet. That didn't take long.

  2. Create a vacuum day, huh? I’ll keep that in mind, I am sure I will have plenty of opportunity to suck.

  3. Donna- I expected so much more...

    Sunday- You really shouldn't throw me straight lines like that. I almost hurt myself.

  4. ; ) I just set that one out there like a ball on a tee.

  5. actually it was an interesting to read these all the information.

  6. My God! It's Y2K all over again. Will they never learn? You would think, though, that having nearly as many I.P. Addresses as the population of the Earth would at least come close to covering the problem. Is there one person or company that's hording like 15 million I.P. Addresses?