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We're Running Out of Internet Addresses

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.

From CNN
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