The current IPv4 address pool is almost completely used up.

IPv4 is the shortcut name of Internet Protocol Version 4 is the fourth revision in the development of the Internet Protocol (IP) and it is the first version of the protocol to be widely deployed. It was firstly established in September 1981 and with limited of Website address of 4,294,967,296, according to the Wikipedia page.

The current pool of internet addresses has been depleted, triggering a move to a new, more complex system.

The current pool of internet addresses has been depleted, triggering a move to a new, more complex system. (From CNN)

In earlier, 3rd of February 2011, It was announced that the last batch of IP addresses have been allocated. This last batch of IP addresses will probably be used up towards the end of 2011. The current IPv4 address system has about 4.3 billion addresses. With a growing pool of internet users and internet-connected devices, 4.3 billion IP addresses are not enough to meet today’s demand.

However the new designation already made since 1999 is IPv6 that could allocate the addresses approximately 340 undecillion but it was not used much until now because of the transaction of the look up is very slow and have many difficulty around the hardware as wel.

According to Foxnews.com reported that:

IPv6 isn’t backwards-compatible with IPv4, meaning that it’s not able to read most content that operates on an IPv4 system. At best, the user experience will be clunky and slow.¬†At worst, instead of a webpage, all users will be able to view is a blank page.

So we are not sure what will happen by the end of this year (2011), the population of people is rising up, the demanding is also growing very fast.

Most developing countries such as Cambodia, the Internet is just growing and started very popular in very recent day so we are in need of all those new addresses; that would impact to most of them as well.

The Internet in Cambodia is not fast enough even to browse the websites used IPv4 so how about IPv6, will the world could solve this issue on time?

Let’s see together by end of this year!