By 2011, India will run out of Internet Protocol addresses! Business Standard reports that the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) had 4.3 billion IP version 4 (IPv4) addresses of which, 68% have already been allocated and 13% are unavailable due to technical issues.
What is an IP address?
- A numerical identification of a company’s name that the web understands.
- Used to trace the origin of an email, malicious worms or location of a defamatory website or blog.
What is IPv6?
IP version 6 (IPv6) is the next version that supports a total of 16 billion IP addresses.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) urged the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) that:
“The fast growth of Internet and likely migration towards NGN (next generation networks) will require IPv6 addresses. In this background, the creation of a National Internet Registry (NIR) is urgently required”.
The roadmap ahead
- The Indian IT industry, however, is yet to acknowledge the need for IPv6.
- It is very important for TRAI to create awareness about this among ISPs.
The migration could prove fatal unless there is a proper migration process in place. The Indian IT industry is yet to gear up for this migration. A whole lot of systems need to be configured and equipment needs to be put in place supporting IPv6.
(Source: Business Standard)
Moral of the Story:
Net share karo
Wireless mein Unsecured rakho and dusro ko use karne do 😛
Like I do =)) (But sometimes I also use mine when that isnt available)
Saying that the Indian IT industry is to blame for not implementing IPV6 is ridiculous!!
People will mistake it for Infy and Wipro not doing their job.
IPV6 is a POLICY decision to be taken by the ISP’s and the GOVT. NOT BY THE IT GUYS who are nowhere near the cause of the problem!!
The real reason for the delay is in fighting among various govt. agencies for control of the NIR.
I clearly remember many years ago Sify said it was IPv6 ready, but sadly that ISP is nowhere to be seen today!
In a recent (Dated: 7th May 2009) interview to Business Standard, Sify Technologies Senior Vice President (Global Infrastructure Operations) P K Saji has raised similar concerns.
I read the post twice, I do not think the author intends to blame IT companies, in fact the post is not about ‘any delay’, leave aside the blaming part.
Sify Technologies, Reliance Communications (RCom) and Bharti Airtel are some of the ISPs who are already working in this area.
@outspoken … Being outspoken doesn’t mean not using your brains before speaking. Good to see you being pro Infy / Wipro… but dil pe mat le yaar.
Nice topic, but the info is little too elementary. No offense but then again, I’m new to this site and don’t really know who the real audiences are.
You may want to use posts on the same topic to create further awareness. The rate at which innovation is happening, it is very likely that the IPv6 will exhaust soon.
Feedback well received. Will try and see if I could write some more stuff on this topic to create further awareness 🙂
IPv6 version ahve lots of ip addresses which really overcome the issue of allocating ip addresses.
I guess u mean IPv4 in your comment. IPv6 will not exhaust for a century or so! 😉
IPv6 gives approximately 6.67 * 10^27 IPv6 addresses per square meter on our planet!
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Downtime is directly depend on webhosting provider.
Domain Name servers have no effect on it mostly.
By the way next time please use forum to ask offtopic questions.