The challenge lies in connecting them to websites that have only IPv4 addresses. In essence, IPv4 and IPv6 are different “languages.”
Several “translation” technologies are available, but they haven’t been tested on a large scale, Curran said. That could lead to problems reaching some websites, or slow surfing.
“We’re estimating how these boxes will work, but we haven’t seen one deployed with tens of thousands of customers on it yet,” Curran said.
The “end game” — the distribution of the last five blocks — was triggered by the distribution of two of the last seven blocks on Feb. 1.
They went to the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, the regional registry for East Asia (including India), Australia, and the Pacific islands.
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