Available IPv4 address blocks have dried up, now there’s a waiting list

IPv4 addresses, which are a computer’s unique address on the internet, have just become even harder to get. The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) announced July 1 that it is activating a “unmet requests” policy for the first time and putting in place a waitlist for companies that want blocks of IP addresses for their services. ARIN says there are some smaller blocks of IP addresses remaining and offers three options for businesses. They can either accept a smaller block than requested, join the waitlist for unmet requests or close the request entirely. Others who absolutely need a larger block may need to purchase…

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