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CES 2010: Interview with ARIN’s John Curran: We’re running out of addresses

<a title="John Curran at Wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Curran_(businessman)">John Curran</a>, President and CEO of the non-profit <a title="ARIN homepage" href="http://www.arin.net/">American Registry for Internet Numbers</a> (ARIN) took a few minutes out of his busy schedule to sit down with me and discuss a major problem the world is facing in the next two years. The Internet is running out of IP addresses--numbers computers use to contact each other on the Internet, but there is a solution. This solution is <a title="IPv6 at Wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPv6">IPv6</a>, an method of addressing which greatly expands the number of addresses available, which ensures that every computer, mobile phone, e-book reader, gaming console, refridgerator, and any other Internet-connected device can talk to each other.

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