[color=navy]Now everyone in the world can potentially have their own IP address[/color]
ICANN, the U.S. body overseeing Web site allocations globally, has launched a new technology that will allow virtually unlimited Internet addresses, its chairman told
Reuters on Tuesday.
Vinton Cerf of the Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) said the next-generation protocol, IPv6, had been added to its root server systems, making it
possible for every person or device to have an Internet protocol address.
Rapid growth in the use of the World Wide Web has in recent times prompted concerns about future scarcity of domain addresses, with demand threatening to overload
the existing system, the IPv4.
“This is a big, big step,” Cerf said, speaking on sidelines of ICANN’s annual conference held in the Malaysian capital.