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The ICANN event ritual we most enjoy here at El Reg is the final press conference, in which leaders Paul Twomey and Vint Cerf field questions from assorted hacks about the week's events. With that press conference - and the ICANN San Juan meeting itself - now a week behind us, we thought the time was right to offer a final tip …

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Ouch!

"fried breaded Puerto Rican balls with thousand island dressing day two"

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" There is a more pressing technical issue at hand: the fact that the current internet protocol (IPv4) will run out of addresses, oh, say in four years or so. "

Bollicks.

10 years ago, we were going to run out of IPv4 addresses in 3-4 years. If we were so hard up for standard IP addresses, how can the spammers get hold of, and subsequently abandon, so many of 'em that the good guys can't keep up???

We need to go back to the "good old days" - Prove you need a Class C, and spank the owner of said Class C if it gets misused... stop handing them out like candy and take care (read: responsibility) of the ones you have.

IPv4 gives *almost* one IP address per human on the planet. If you break that down to one IP address per family, we're good to go until world war 7. Explain to me why we need more IPv6 addresses (by almost double) than the number of square meters of land mass of the earth? So spam can keep up with Moore's Law?

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