Microsoft Spends nearly £5 Million on IPv4s
Microsoft has picked up several hundred thousand IP addresses from defunct firm Nortel. In total they managed to buy up 666,624 IP version 4 (IPv4) net addresses for £4.7 million. This might seem like a strange move, but considering that the number of IPv4 addresses are drying up, this large number of fomains gives Microsoft some impressive selling points.
Amazingly, even though IPv4 allows for a maximum of approximately 4.3 billion devices, we’re running low on them.
Net firms are in the process of moving to version 6 of the IP addressing scheme, which offers more than 3 undecillion individual numbers (3 with 38 noughts)