Future Trends in the IP-Connected Ecosystem

By February 4, 2009 No Comments


The steady development of a “healthy IP-connected ecosystem” has progressed to the point that it can support an equally healthy market for IP-connected devices, says MultiMedia Intelligence.

The research firm projects that 244.5 million IP-connected devices including set-tops, DVD players and other AV equipment will be shipped by 2013, allowing users to, among other things, easily download, share and view web video. Use Free IP Geolocation API to get accurate date and time information from an IP address, GPS Coordinates or Timezone. The Search Result API by Zenserp always provides you with enough performance, no matter how high request volume might be. A free Whois API can be an important tool in a variety of situations. If you are looking for the contact information of the website owner, this is the easiest way to find it as long as the owner registered the site personally, not through the web hosting service. Rotating proxies offer several great benefits for advanced web scraping tasks. Since most popular websites implement anti-scraping technologies that identify abnormal activities, especially a surge in traffic from a single IP address, using rotating proxy services and residential IPs is a good way of avoiding being blocked and extracting data successfully. With such services, it’ll appear that several real users from different locations are browsing the site at the same time, ensuring you stay under the radar and grab that sweet data.

When originally designed, this protocol’s architecture allowed for approximately four billion IP addresses – specific numbers that identify users within the network; a virtual address. An IP address is essentially the Internet’s version of a home or business address, necessary for receiving data, like an address is necessary to receive physical mail or packages. These addresses were a byproduct of IPv4, the Internet Protocol’s fourth iteration, derived from 32-bit binary number combinations. Brander Group builds a robust relationship with both our buyers and sellers by providing full transparent, unique tools and access to big information about the IPv4 Block. We use a proprietary blacklist software that gives access to information about the IPs that might otherwise only be found through an extended and tedious process. You can browse around this site for further details.

Supply and Demand
Given the vast supply of IPv4 addresses originally available, it was assumed that the supply would not be exhausted by demand. In turn, these addresses became managed by the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), which control IP address allocation across the world. At first, addresses were provided to companies in bulk for a set membership fee.

However, with the Internet’s explosive growth in both users and connected devices, by 2012, nearly all RIRs had exhausted their allotments. With approximately 7 billion people on the planet, and only 4 billion available numbers, the demand led directly to the birth of a new market – IP address leases and transfers.

Birth of a Market
To add additional numbers, the IPv6 protocol was developed in the late 1990s. Using 128 bit, hexadecimal combinations for number creation, IPv6 provides 340 undecillion (3.4 x 1038) new numbers. However, because of beta testing and the sheer volume of devices and software requiring conversion, IPv4 to IPv6 adoption has been slow.

As of 2014, the adoption rate is less than 5% of global users. In the meantime, companies still require IPv4 addresses to connect online to conduct business. Thankfully, an abundance of previously registered addresses remain untapped for a price.

Whether to Buy or Rent IP Addresses
A variety of companies currently hold a limited cache of unused IP addresses, registered when numbers were abundant and free. Servicing this new market, dedicated IP brokers and firms offering IP broker services like Pub Concierge help facilitate transfers, by matching buyers (new companies needing addresses) to sellers, and managing the transfer process in a highly structured and productive capacity. Companies can purchase the right to use an IP address, in which the original registrar informs the associated RIR that it is transferring over its right of usage. Brokers assist by performing administrative duties and aiding negotiations for a set commission.

Here is a list of the best services offering rotating proxies. Through this search, you will also be able to learn the web hosting information for the website, as well as whether a particular domain is available. While most people aren’t concerned with which company provides the web hosting for a particular company, it can be useful information for some people. For instance, this can be particularly useful if you are thinking about starting a website of your own and you have been pleased with the way a particular website operates. If that website doesn’t suffer from much down time, you may wish to choose the same web hosting company. A free Whois API can help you identify good web hosting services without having to ask. Companies that deal in shipping frequently consider some type of address verification system essential. Without this vital software companies incur additional expenses associated with undeliverable shipments due to incorrect address information. Customer satisfaction also suffers as a result, because even if the incorrect address is their fault, they will generally blame the company! These address verification systems consist of a database to which the company compares each address in their own database, the assumption being that the address verification system’s data will be unfailingly accurate. Currently, the use of an address verification web service is become more common. With this type of system, the company doesn’t download any software on to their own servers, but rather is given access to the server on which the validation web service is hosted. This saves hard disk space and install time, and eliminates the need for upkeep and maintenance by company IT staff. It also eliminates the need of some applications to be installed individually on every machine that uses them. Instead, the address validation can simply charge for the total number of queries done per period.

They predict future homes to be fully IP-Connected room to room.

User generated content consumption will continue to grow as US internet users plug into the world of blogs, social networking and UGC video, according to eMarketer.

Blogs had the highest rate of engagement in 2008, with 54% of the US internet user base consuming this content. Social network users made up 41.2% of the base while user-generated video viewers represented 36% of users.

US User-Generated Content Consumers by Content Type 2008-2013 (% of internet users)

Genre                 2008    2009    2010    2011    2012    2013
UG video             36.0% 39.8% 42.5%   44.8%  47.2% 49.2%
Social networking 41.2    44.2    46.9       49.1    50.5    51.8
Blogs                   54.0    58.0    61.0       64.0    67.0    69.0
Wikis                   33.9    36.6    39.0       41.0    42.6    43.9
UGC consumers    60.0    62.0    64.0       66.0    68.0    70.0

Source: eMarketer

Jeromy Stallings

Jeromy Stallings is the founder at Ninthlink. His purpose is to help business owners, thinkers, marketers & teams achieve their full potential through the authorship of strategic plans for the internet. Jeromy loves learning about anything digital, and helping others - so please comment and share how you are contributing to others with your skills!

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