The fact that you are able to browse your favorite websites or read this article is the result of decades of careful administration and allocation of resources. Sometimes, we take IP addresses, domains, and everything Internet-related for granted. We should not forget that if these resources were to be given out too freely, the online… Continue reading What is ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers)?
The need for organizing and managing is in our nature. The proper functioning of things requires coordination, for without a set of rules in place, the world would quickly fall into chaos. And so would the online world, too. While it’s true that we have to own IPs to be able to surf the Web,… Continue reading What is IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority)?
You surely know what’s 18.104.22.168. You use it every day when browsing the Internet. Or, perhaps you know it under a different, and easier-to-remember name: Google.com! The name of your favorite website is pretty much a translation of a complex string of numbers, namely an IP address. In 1983, computer scientist Paul Mockapetris figured out… Continue reading What is a PTR record in DNS?
IP geolocation is a critical component of the internet world. It can improve user experience and assist businesses in optimizing their marketing tactics. Geolocation can be quite useful in making your online journeys more convenient. You’ve almost certainly visited an international web retailer at least once. That website may have determined your location and displayed… Continue reading What is IP Geolocation?
The Internet is expanding while IPv4 addresses remain finite. In a way, this has become a general truth. Back when the fourth version of the Internet Protocol was created, we thought 4 billion addresses would be more than enough. That’s not the case anymore. As businesses, organizations, and networks grow more and more, IP addresses… Continue reading What to do when you run out of IP Addresses?
When the Internet came into fruition, IPv4 addresses were just what we needed to go online and exchange information. Nowadays, however, things have gotten a bit more complicated. As our online world expands, so does our need for more addresses. Those 4 billion IPv4 addresses have become a modern commodity, and many businesses and companies… Continue reading What is an IPv4 Auction and why is it a big deal?
IP addresses do more than just allow us to connect to the internet. They also help track the origin of an online request. Is it a legitimate request? Is it suspicious? IP reputation can help us find the answer to this question. Generally speaking, IP reputation measures the quality of an IP address. This helps… Continue reading How to improve IP reputation?
No one ever said the Internet is squeaky clean. Malicious users and spammers always lurk in the dark corners of the web, ready to bother users and businesses. Thus, the IP blacklist created. While this might sound like a superhero trope, it’s pretty much about the hygiene of the Internet. IP blacklisting is among the… Continue reading How to remove IP from blacklist?
Before IPv4 and IPv6, there were the 60’s. Back then, Internet started as a solution to share information of the American governmental researchers. Another important piece in the Internet evolution was the Cold War. The launch of the Sputnik satellite by The Soviet Union led the U.S. Defense Department to look for a solution so… Continue reading When will IPv6 replace IPv4?
By now you sure must know that each device active on the Internet needs an IP address. Just as you can track a house by its street name and number, so can you identify all the equipment that have Internet access through an IP address. Such IP addresses come in different types, like dedicated static… Continue reading Why companies still prefer IPv4 over IPv6?