Sure, you’re thinking, they’ve been saying that for years.  This time it’s real, even though it may not be much – ICANN announced that on February 4 they will be adding IPv6 records for the addresses of four root servers.  With that change it becomes possible for the first time for two IPv6 hosts to communicate without using any of the IPv4 infrastructure.  Not exactly a revolution but sometimes big changes happen slowly and incrementally.  In a decade every electronic component you own – cell phone, iPod, even your car – will have its own unique IP address, courtesy of this new system. What could possibly go wrong?

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