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Everything You Need to Know
About IPv4 vs. IPv6

The “IP” in IPv4 and IPv6 stands for Internet Protocol, which is a set of rules that determine how devices transmit data packets across the Internet. Internet Protocol also assigns a unique address to each device on the web. These addresses ensure data packets are routed to the correct device. Read more

IP Blocklist and Blocklist Removal

Everyone hates spam. Even worse is malware—something that infects your computer and sends spam out to you and others or tries to hack into systems. In response to these problems, many people began to maintain lists recording who generates spam and malware. Read more

RPKI – Today or Tomorrow?

Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) is a mouthful. Essentially, RPKI ensures that the network saying, “We are the place to send traffic for network A.B.C.D” really is the right place. Read more

US Government Plan
to Complete IPv6 Transition

By now, many people have seen the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) request for comments to a memo outlining stages to move to IPv6-only. We mentioned a precursor to this US government IPv6 transition plan in December. Read more

Part II:
Buying and Selling IPv4 Addresses

As previously discussed in part one of this series, IPv6 hasn’t quite made the giant splash throughout the enterprise landscape that many expected. Now, don’t get me wrong, IPv6 still plays a major role in the IT space. In the world of telecommunications, IPv6 is a key enabler of next-generation technologies and communication strategies, as carrier networks, ISPs, and mobile networks roll out the new protocol across their networks. Read more

Part I:
Buying & Selling IPv4 Addresses

As we progress further into the digital age, new technologies are the driving forces behind IoT, Big Data, and enterprise cloud computing. The growth in these areas comes principally from massive economies of scale in storage, bandwidth, chipset manufacturing and other inputs. Read more