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IP6 installed in ICANN root servers
And so it begins
ICANN has installed IP6 in Internet root servers as part of a plan which will see the world move away from IP4.
Paul Twomey, President of Icann, which oversees the addressing system, told the BBC News Website there was a need to start moving to Ipv6. This is because the Interent is fast running out of IP4 addresses.
For a long while, he said, the effects on consumers would be minimal, though eventually home routers may have to be upgraded or swapped so they can use the longer addresses.