The free pool of IPv4 address space was depleted on February 3, 2011.
While IPv4 address space contains about 4.3 billion addresses, IPv6 supports about 340 undecillion.
Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) has been the only widely deployed network addressing protocol, until recently. All devices connecting to the Internet must have unique network addresses; it's the way the network knows your computer from someone else's computer, or your website from another.
Unfortunately, the world is running out of IPv4 addresses, so IPv6, the next generation network addressing protocol, has been developed. But since IPv4 and IPv6 can't talk to each other, University of Minnesota Internet content providers need to ensure their content is accessible on both IPv4 and IPv6.
This service offering is part of our Data Network Services.