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Running Out Of Internet Addresses; We Were Right,
by Greg Tingle - 23rd January 2011
punters, entrepreneurs, gambling and casino tycoons,
journalists, tech heads, rocket scientists and geeks...
one and all. Today we once again explore the world
of internet domain names, I.P addresses, and get ready
for this... an internet Armageddon that is tipped
to be only weeks away. Media
Man and Gambling911
with this hellfire and brimstone report to help keep
the wolf from your door (or internet account). Oh,
and we hate to tell you this, but we told you so...
world is quickly running out Internet addresses and
all could be gone "within weeks", according
to one of the founding fathers of the web. Vint Cerf,
who helped build the web by connecting computers using
Internet Protocol (I.P) addresses, advised it was
his "fault" that the 4.3 billion addresses
created were running out. "I thought it was an
experiment and I thought that 4.3 billion would be
enough to do an experiment," Cerf, who is Google's
VP and Chief Internet Evangelist, was quoted as saying
in an interview. "Who the hell knew how much
address space we needed?" In 1977, Cerf created
the web protocol known as IPv4, which connects computers
globally, as part of an experiment while working with
the US Department of Defense. He said he never expected
his experiment "wouldn't end". "It
doesn't mean the network stops, it just means you
can't build it very well," Cerf said. IP addresses
are the unique sequence of numbers assigned to each
computer, website or other internet-connected devices.
They are not the same as website domain names. The
overwhelming number of devices now accessing the internet
means the addresses are running out fast. To help
fix the crisis situation upon us, an updated protocol
for the Internet, IPv6, currently being planned by
the industry, is tipped to create trillions of addresses.
As Google vice president Cerf, who was down under
in Oz to speak at a conference, said he thought the
new chief executive of the California-based giant,
Larry Page, was ready to lead the company well into
the future. In quite a shocking turn of events, Google
announced on Thursday that co-founder Page would replace
Eric Schmidt as chief executive in April. Schmidt,
55, a former chief executive of Novell, will remain
with Google as executive chairman, focusing on deals,
partnerships, customers and government outreach, Google
said. He will also act as an adviser to Page, 37,
who served as CEO previously, from 1998 to 2001. Cerf
said Schmidt had been chief executive for 10 years..."a
nice round number"...and Page was ready to lead
the company into the future. "Larry and Sergey
are 10 years older than they were when they thoughtfully
hired Eric to be the CEO... so everybody's growing
up," Cerf said. Google has grown over the past
decade from a start-up battling other Internet search
engines into a technology giant with nearly 25,000
employees and annual revenue of nearly $30 billion.
The company meanwhile reported its fourth-quarter
net profit increased to $2.54 billion from $1.97 billion
a year ago, while revenue rose 26 percent to $8.44
billion. Google is the preferred search engine for
most of the world and the top pick of Media
News Media and Gambling911,
and in fact most of the world's top media and new
VS Facebook (Cause We Know Your Interested)...
a cool example of its popularity, Facebook
was crowned the top-visited site in 2010, toppling
Google, according to Experian Hitwise.
Facebook accounted for 8.93 percent of all U.S. visits
between January and November, while Google
ranked second with 7.19 percent of visits. Yahoo Mail,
Yahoo and YouTube rounded out the top five. Facebook
was also the most-searched term. Meanwhile, Kim Kardashian
was the top personality searched, Lady Gaga the top
artist, "Star Wars" the top movie and "Dancing
With the Stars" the top television show that
people searched for. "Gambling", "Casino",
"Poker" and "Sports Betting" frequently
rate in most countries top 50 list, sometimes cracking
the top ten.
Readers, for your convenience and for a background
to coverage on the domain name and I.P address situation,
we have re published some of our stories to help give
you a holistic type overview. As you will discover,
and Gambling911 did in fact forecast some future events,
so we give ourselves the 'Nostradamus Couldn't Have
Done Better Award'. Ok, not really, but you get the
idea. Readers will recall some folks said we were
talking "junk science" and didn't really
know what we were talking about, but now it appears
the history books will have us been been very close
to being right on the money. That's our 2 cents, and
now with the background...
Man Head Talks Domain Names...
of this fuss about internet domain names. Well, your
reading about it on either Gambling911
or Media Man
Int, two very strong domain names and companies,
if there ever was. The week or so everyone's been
buzzing about domain names Gambling.com
and now Poker.com.au
So, just how good are the names, how much is hype,
speculative, and how much is of substance and lets
call it "real big business", and will deliver
profits and return on investment.
Man Int Says Gambling.com Is High Risk; Name Already
Lost Money In Past!...
internet domain name Gambling.com,
owned by a Pommie casino group, is up for auction
and it don't come cheap. Introducing Media Corporation,
which would you believe paid a massive $US20 million
($19.8 million) for the domain in May of 2005 and
earned a cool $US5.5 million from advertising on the
website a year later, hopes to fetch more than $US10
million for the name. The domain name's depreciation
in value is largely due to a ban on internet gambling
in the United States in October 2006. In some other
counties such as Australia and New Zealand, some legal
eagles talk of "grey areas" (which are legally
untested). It's worth pointing out that for the record
our Media Man
Int is primarily a media, publicity and internet portal
development company. We cover over a dozen different
vertical markets including news, political, travel,
lifestyle, technology, community, property, entertainment,
a wee tad of adult (and games... both land based,
video games and online). As well informed readers
might have picked up on, many industries are intertwined.
Many brands such as Marvel Entertainment, Sony, News
Corporation and yes, Media Man, have a number of business
arms. Marvel has books, comics, lunch boxes and super
hero costumes. They are pump out DVDs and even new
release blockbuster movies. And, who has not heard
of Marvel slot games, which can be found across the
Media Man website network. Companies such as PartyGaming,
Virgin, Playtech and Centrebet feature the branded
Marvel games. The games from Marvel are often featured
on website portals. See how it gets complicated. Back
to matters at hand, no, Marvel.com is not for sale,
not is Marvel - they are owned by Disney. Yes, the
company famous for Mickey Mouse and friends.
sex and the internet go hand in hand, pardon the pun.
porn friendly nation of Germany is home of tech giant
and domain name firm, Sedo. It was Sedo in fact that
arranged for the sale of sex.com
for a record $US13 million last November and its now
having a crack and flogging Gambling.com pushed along
with a big of media buzz by Media
Man and Gambling911
we might add! An ambitious reserve price of $US9 million
has been set, but how many genuine takers are out
there in a financial climate which is pretty depressed,
or as they say in Australia, up the shit. The actual
word "gambling" is ranked No. 1 by out friends
at Google via searches and the Gambling.com site gets
more than 300,000 hits each month which is pretty
impressive. Gambling.com yes, a great name, but what's
it worth? The market will decide and your can bet
your bottom dollar that the Media
Man Network and Gambling911 newshounds will be
following up in hot pursuit.
Poker Domain Name Sells For $100,000; Good Or Bad
Value Compared To CasinoNewsMedia.com
attractive poker.com.au domain sold for $100,000 less
that 24 hours ago, but experts are saying the price
tag was reduced thanks to complex online gambling
laws down under in Australia. The Aussie domain name
market has continued to heat up with poker.com.au
selling for $US100,000. However some industry experts
reckon the names value may have been reduced because
of Australia's restrictions on online gambling. Legislation
released a decade or so ago "restricts"
the advertising of interactive gambling services in
Australia. David Nye, who runs domain name auction
house NetFleet, says the laws means poker.com.au as
sold for considerably less than it would have otherwise.
is a Canadian equivalent, Poker.ca, that sold for
$400,000 last year. Now, Canada has one-and-a-half
times the population of Australia and that site commanded
a price much, much higher. One of the aspects involved
in all of this is the legislation, and the legislation
specifically prohibits the advertising of online interactive
gambling. In theory, you cannot have an Australian
website advertising these interactive gaming services,
and the fines are large." The current laws also
state that it is illegal for any online gambling site
to offer services to Australians located in the country...but
the current law does not make it a criminal act for
Australians to engage in these services. The Australian
Government has even restated last year that it would
not lift the restrictions, despite a Productivity
Commission report recommending the restrictions should
cease. Nye says that if interactive gambling advertising
were allowed in Australia, "you might see prices
that were worth 10 times the amount... the legislation
has obviously deflated the price". The poker
domain name has been purchased by sports gambling
company 888, which operates various gambling - (poker,
casino and sports betting) websites internationally
and sports Shane Warne as an ambassador. So far, the
company hasn't used poker.com.au for
any new service but the website states that "a
seriously exciting new poker revolution" is "coming
soon". Nye points out that online gambling is
one of the most lucrative practices on the internet,
and that continued government opposition to liberalised
gambling laws will keep prices down. "There is
huge money in online poker. Some of these poker rooms
are bringing many thousands of dollars," he said
on the record. But the Government hasn't budged from
its position, with communications senator Stephen
Conroy saying last year that the online aspects of
the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 wouldn't be changed,
in fact going against the Productivity Commission's
recommendations. "The Australian Government does
not agree with the Productivity Commission recommendation
that the Australian Government amend the Interactive
Gambling Act 2001 to allow for a liberalisation of
online gambling, starting with allowing the provision
of online poker games to Australians. The existing
rules will continue to apply," the senator went
on record with last year.
spokesperson said "The Australian government
needs to get up to speed with the rest of the world.
It reminds me a bit like the Wikileaks saga of which
Prime Minister Julia Gillard said was illegal, which
is complete B.S. The Australian punters and business
folks alike are sick of all the B.S and spin coming
from the government. The internet is a global industry.
Most domain names are dot coms. Most companies in
this space have a global presence, global marketing,
business and media plan. The world is their audience,
whether the founder or director of a companies is
a Canadian, American, Australian, South African, Indian
or New Zealand resident. It shouldn't matter. The
internet is global period, as so is online casino,
poker and sports betting. We even have a Casino
Legal section on our websites which cover off
on some of the legal and technical stuff, but its
all pretty complex, and the United States seems to
head up much of the confusion, followed by Europe.
Someone needs to help the Australian government get
with the 21st century".
get this...some have even called for even stricter
regulations on the industry. Australia's Independent
senator Nick Xenophon said in a submission to the
Productivity Commission that the recent arrival of
sites such as Betfair, which "allows for an expansion
of gambling by virtue of the product that is offered",
highlights the need for a more "comprehensive
regulatory approach". Senator Xenophon is currently
not returning the calls of Media Man. Our switched
on friend Nye advised the issue is timely given the
domain name industry is heating up and approaching
red hot, if not white hot levels. Onto other industry
sectors, given Media Man covers basically all of them,
it was just last month that retain giant Woolworths
(also involved in gambling) purchased Hardware.com.au
for $33,000, and Nye expects Electricity.com.au...
which just came back on the market to sell
for around $50,000! "The theory of relaxing these
laws is that you're allowing access to poker rooms,
you're getting tax revenue which could be in the realms
of hundreds of millions per year, and you can regulate
the industry. This is one of the most lucrative areas
on the internet... but the legislation means the price
is lower than it would have been overseas."
the record, Media
Man International is not currently looking to
sell any of their domain names in a portfolio which
spans of 25 names, many of which are gold and listed
on very high ranking website portals and measuring
sticks like Hitwise. Media Man has done media coverage
and b2b for firms such as Messages
On Hold, PartyGaming,
James Packer's Betfair,
Casino, and also Centrebet
and Betezy, DGM
Affiliates, and more! Oh, readers, if you have
what you think is a very attractive offer you can
let us know, but don't loose any sleep if we don't
get back to you overnight. Still, you have to be in
it to win it, so let us know what's on your mind.
Man International Profile On Australia
Execs Encouraged to Invest in Domains...
world is considered a pretty small place these days,
largely thanks to the internet aka WWW, and of course
airlines and Lear Jets, operated by our "partners
in crime", Crown Casino king James Packer and
Virgin king of the world, Sir Richard Branson.
Man and Gambling911,
both considered world leading internet new media powerhouses
of sorts, probe the beast that is the World Wide Web,
casting out net far and wide...hauling in whales,
dolphins, tuna, algae, and likely, a few sharks! Sharks...
another reason to shore up your business enterprise
with a few more domain names... read on...
the internet (and news media, gaming and sports betting
business) sector, there's only so much room at the
top, and just like prime real estate in Sydney, Gold
Coast, New York and Florida, there's only so many
prime sports available... the same holds true for
personalized number plates also, like HIGH ROLLER,
BALLER, CASINO KING, VIRGIN KING, POKER WSOP and you
get the idea.
the current state of the internet, gaming and publishing
world, Media Man is delighted (and relieved) that
we made the decision to buy up big on media, sporting,
gaming and casino related domain names a few years
a considerable portfolio of owned domain names (some
with website portals attached, some not), serves a
number of purposes.
Domain names help brand your business
Owning numerous domain names and websites help one
dominate the important top 10 Google, Yahoo and Bing
search engine and news results
Domains help keep competitors out so you can "own"
a business sector
Added copyright protection to stop cyber squatters,
cyber criminals and the like
Help control the information that appears for your
business and personal profile
Helps drive extra online traffic
Serves a solid investment in the event that you may
like to sell off some names and / or websites when
you can get the price you want
Peace of mind
the amount of decent, prime and gold domain names
is drying up... not sure? Just do a search for some
domain name addresses you would like to own, and there's
a good chance someone else already owns them! One
may argue that the great real estate rush on internet
domain names has come and gone, and now most of the
best names are already owned.
lack of good .com domain names has boosted the popularity
of .net .org. .com.au and even .asia and .tv by default.
good blog, YouTube and Twitter names are getting harder
look at some of the technical reasons good domain
names are becoming harder to secure...
protocol addresses are running out rapidly.. too many
humans, not enough unique addresses
IP address uses 4 numbers from 0 to 255 to distinguish
one computer from another.
are more than 4 billion combinations... however, the
amount of networked devices means that soon won't
perhaps you can recall a decade or 2 ago when you
have to change your phone number... maybe a digit
or two got added... this happened to free up more
available names and combos etc... well, it won't work
exactly that with the the WWW, but there will be some
similarities (and considerable more chaos).
and comms geeks at the Asia Pacific Network Information
Centre, Geoff Huston sheds some light on the matter...
the telephone system, it's not easy to just add more
every telephone number in Australia was successfully
altered, the phones themselves didn't change. Humans
simply dialled an extra number and folks everywhere
every web server, every iPhone, every router and everything
else - possibly billions of devices - will need to
be reconfigured or upgraded. "The idea that every
last one has to go back into the doctor for a new
transplant does sound a bit frightening," Huston
says. "It's almost like having to teach every
device a new language."
a new language exists.
now use IP version 4 and have since the 1980s. Its
replacement is version 6, known as IPv6. For humans,
little will change. The traditional way we visit a
website, by typing google.com or facebook.com
be any different and personal computers will automatically
use IPv4 or IPv6 as required.
it's not all that difficult to enable IPv6. Logistically,
it's a horrendous challenge.
To Original Internet
say punters won't be prepared to pay more (but whales
and big corporates, cashed up casino entrepreneurs
and the like might be).
even possible that large numbers of people will no
longer be able to see everything on the internet.
far, the dwindling storehouse of IP addresses has
been managed with trickery that translates one IP
address to another.
by about late September next year, the key body that
distributes IP addresses will run out of them. Three
months after that, every drop in the pipeline will
dry up and the only way to get an IPv4 address will
be to buy one from someone else.
that, consumers whose computers are not configured
to use IPv6 won't see new websites. Likewise, iPhones,
which don't understand IPv6, will be limited to the
"old" internet. For businesses that are
not prepared, this could spell Big Trouble In Little
web servers and mobile phone services are configured
to send information via IPv4 as well as IPv6, companies
could be left with a fraction of their current customers.
good news is that once IPv6 is in place, it should
satisfy demand as far as a computer can calculate.
"If every single address was one grain of sand",
web geek genius Huston says, "in IPv6 you could
build 300 million planets the size of Earth."
punters, media and gaming entrepreneurs and everyone
Man and Gambling911 have given you the heads up...
might be an idea to invest in some more domain names
before every single one is gone under the current
wary to some casino affiliate programs running domain
name auctions and the like. The hype associated with
these, especially if conducted at a live event, is
only going to increase the chances of the domain names
prices being inflated ..jacked up! Casino Jack.
a few more real examples... some half wits tried to
imitate and ride off the good name of Gambling911
and also Media
Man (including Australia and International).
New Zealand Pisses Off Gay Customers With Wi-Fi Censorship...
is feeling the hate and the heat of the gay community
after denying access to gay-related websites on a
new free Wi-Fi service at its restaurants. The service,
installed in branches nationwide in December, saw
McDonald's claim it was now the largest free internet
provider in New Zealand. But limited access to gay
and lesbian-related sites, such as GayNZ, Rainbow
Youth and Agender, has sparked anger from a community
who feel McDonald's are imposing a "censorship
of gay-themed sites". GayNZ is a news and information
site for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender
community. It was a finalist in the "investigative
journalism" section of the Qantas Media Awards
last year, and was ranked the most popular Lifestyle-Gay
and Lesbian site by Hitwise in its most recent survey.
However, McDonald's said the sites were blocked because
the service had to be family friendly, meaning no
access to sexually explicit content and images. GayNZ
today reported complaints pouring in from people unable
to access certain sites, including the NZ Aids foundation
site, Bro Online and the Family Planning web page.
It quoted Wellingtonian Julz Darroch as saying the
blocks "shocked" her. "Just when we
think we can get used to being treated as equals in
society, and in the main centres at least, something
like this comes along," Darroch said. "Our
being lesbian or gay, or wanting to be in contact
with our friends and communities, should not be an
issue for the likes of McDonald's." A check revealed
a number of other gay-related sites such as greygay.
lesban.co.nz and daily.gay.com did not work. However,
Avert.org, a site for young gay people, and a number
of sites with articles containing sex advice could
be accessed. A Wikipedia article on the Karma Sutra
could not, and neither did the men's magazine site
Media Man favorite). A McDonald's New Zealand spokesperson
said because the restaurants were for families, the
Wi-Fi policy was that viewed content must be suitable
for children to view. Access to a number of websites
was blocked, including access to gaynz.com, gambling,
tobacco and adult mature content websites. "We
stress that all the content of allowable sites must
meet family friendly criteria," the spokesperson
said. "By this we mean a child cannot access
a website where they can click on any content, link
or third party advertisement and access sexually explicit
content and images." However, she said the service
was new and it was happy to review access to sites
such as GayNZ and NZ Aids on a case-by-case basis,
"if our customers believe that sites have been
unjustifiably blocked". "You will ... appreciate
that there are inevitably teething problems with the
introduction of a new service and getting our filtering
process right is one such issue."
Tingle is a special contributor for Gambling911
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