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Last batch of Internet addresses doled out

The Internet finally has run out of addresses — sort of.

The organization that oversees Internet protocol addresses — numbers that help direct online traffic — doled out the last remaining batches of numbers under the current addressing system on Thursday. Internet experts hailed the event as a milestone in the evolution of the Web, one that will eventually require changes on the part of some companies and users. But it didn’t come as a surprise. Get the full story »