IPV4 Crisis – TRAI asks DoT to start working on IPV6

Much hyped Internet doomsday is just around the corner – as per Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), more than 85 % of the available IP addresses have already been allocated and the rest will run out by 2011 (some other prediction says 2010).

Back home, TRAI has taken note of this issue has asked DoT to create National Internet Registry (NIR); and also to work with ISPs/manufacturers on increasing the awareness of IPV6.

the Indian IT industry is yet to acknowledge the need for IPv6, and the important thing is to create an awareness among Internet Service Providers (ISPs) on the need to migrate to the new format. A lot of work has to be done, like configuring systems and putting equipment in place that supports the new format – source

What’s your take? Do you think IPV4 issue is overrated?

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