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We're Running Out of Internet Addresses


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Don't panic, but we're running out of internet addresses.

Not domain names—those website names that you see at the top of this page and which always start with some semblance of "http://" and "www."

We've got plenty of those.

But, according to statements from prominent internet thinkers this week, we may run out of Internet protocol—or IP—addresses in less than a year.

IP addresses are numbers assigned to all of the devices—computers, phones, cars, wireless sensors, etc.—that log on to the Internet.

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