World could run out of Internet Addresses in 2012

This week, the IDG news service reports The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) assigned two blocks of IPv4 addresses to the Asia-Pacific Network which leaves just five (out of 256) major address blocks to be allocated.

Under IANA rules, each of the five regional internet registries (African, America, Asia-pacific, Latin America/Caribbean and Europe/Middle East/Central Asia) will receive one of the remaining blocks.