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Basically they’ve given away the last IPv4 address blocks. We still haven’t run out of IP addresses yet, but once the internet registries won’t have any new addresses to give out after this batch. That is at least until IPv6 is introduced with IP addresses that are 39 digits instead of 12. I did have a few questions though. The article said that of the 4.3 billion addresses available with IPv4 3.7 billion of them were unusable. Can you explain why that is? The last five blocks were also split between five different internet registries, but yet with projected use some of these registries will run out of addresses almost a year before others. Why wasn’t there some priority given to, for example, the Asia-Pacific RIR, APNIC, who is, according to the article going to run out of addresses within months. It also mentions that things like video chatting will be made more difficult if you end up having to share your IP address. What does that really mean for the average Joe, and how would we know if we were using a shared IP?