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  • AWS Has Started Charging for Public IPv4 Usage

    Since the beginning of February, AWS has been charging every public IPv4 address used by customers. While the 0.005 USD per hour charge might encourage developers to be more frugal with the usage of public IPv4 addresses, AWS is estimated to generate an extra annual revenue ranging between 400 million and 1 billion USD.

  • AWS to Begin Charging for Public IPv4 Addresses

    AWS recently announced that starting from February 2024, they will be charging for public IPv4 addresses. According to the cloud provider, this change aligns AWS with other cloud providers, encourages frugal usage of a scarce resource, and accelerates the adoption of IPv6.

  • Cloudflare Servers Share IP Addresses for Egress Traffic

    Cloudflare recently detailed how it manages its servers' egress traffic using "soft-unicast ". Soft-unicast allows multiple servers to share a single IPv4 address for their egress traffic while redirecting the response packets to the correct physical server. It provides a scalable, cost-efficient solution for Cloudflare to offer various products that require tagged egress IP addresses.

  • AWS Supports Transfer of IP Addresses between Accounts

    AWS recently announced Elastic IP transfer, an Amazon VPC feature to transfer IP addresses across accounts. The new option helps with organizational restructuring, centralized security administration, and disaster recovery.

  • AWS Introduces Managed Prefix List for CloudFront

    AWS recently announced the availability of the AWS managed prefix list for CloudFront. Customers can now limit inbound HTTP/HTTPS traffic to a VPC and an application from only IP addresses that belong to CloudFront’s origin-facing servers.

  • America runs out of IPv4 Addresses as IPv6 Usage Rises

    ARIN, the resource registry that hands out allocations for IPv4 addresses, has announced that it has no more IPv4 addresses to give out. Although this doesn't mean no more IPv4 addresses will be allocated, it has brought to an end the question of when such addresses will run out. Meanwhile, IPv6 usage continues to climb with the release of iOS 9.

  • World IPv6 Day

    Today is World IPv6 day, when large organisations will enable IPv6 resolution of their hosts will be enabled permanently. This follows on from last year's successful tests when IPv6 connectivity was enabled for a day.

  • IPv6 to be Widely Enabled on World IPv6 Launch Day

    Following on from the success of last year's World IPv6 day, in which major organisations such as Facebook and Google enabled IPv6 connectivity for a 24h period, the Internet Society has announced Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Bing) and on World IPv6 Launch Day (6th June 2012) the websites will switch on their IPv6 support and leave it permanently enabled.

  • World IPv6 Day: Conclusions

    World IPv6 Day proved to be a success. Major service providers and websites are ready for IPv6, but some experience response times lower than when using IPv4. Experts draw attention to a possible security flaw in IPv6 implementations.

  • World IPv6 Day Has Started

    June 8th 2011 is World IPv6 day, where many large internet organisations such as Google and YouTube, and social networks like Facebook have IPv6 enabled their sites for at least the next 24 hours. If you have an IPv6 connection, then when you visit these sites you'll be going over the IPv6 network instead of the IPv4 network.

  • World IPv6 Day

    The Internet Society has called for a World IPv6 Day on 8th June 2011 to promote the use of IPv6 by major organisations such as Google, Facebook and Akami. With IPv4 blocks expected to run out in the next week, the timing for the announcement could not be better.

  • 100 days of IPv4 left

    The number of allocatable IPv4 addresses has dropped below 160 million, leading to predictions that the IPv4 address space will be used up in less than 100 days. What does this mean?

  • IPv4 Addresses Running Out; Where is IPv6?

    This week, the Number Resource Organisation, the official representative of the five Regional Internet Registries and who oversees the allocation of IP addresses, announced that less than 10 percent of IPv4 addresses remain unallocated. If it's not addressed in the near future, the ramifications could be serious for the world wide web.