Thursday, July 31, 2014

What is IPv6 and why should I care?

In June 2012 the Internet started changing in a big way under the hood, with websites and Internet service providers turning on a new technology to transmit data.

The Internet's been running on a system that was originally developed over 35 years ago as part of an experimental project called ARPAnet in the U.S. Defense Department. That's when researchers created something called Internet Protocol version 4, or IPv4.

A key component of the system was how many addresses it created, since in theory, every gadget on the Internet needs its own unique number, called an IP address, so data can find it. IPv4 created about 4.3 billion addresses — overkill for an experiment, but not enough for a planet. IP addresses started running out in 2011 in some parts of the world.

There have been many tricks to stretch the number of IP addresses. For example, every Internet-connected device in your home probably shares the IP address of your modem, similar to how telephones in an office have extensions to share the one main number.

What's New?

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Keep an eye out for exciting new promotions and take a look at a few recent developments:
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  • Website Protection Site Scanner is retiring in favor of SiteLock Website Security which can automatically scan and remove malware.
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