Long story short: After this week’s switchover to a new protocol called IPv6, there are a whole lot of IP addresses on the Internet.
How many more?
We knew the switch from IPv4 to IPv6 would make a bunch of new addresses available. But this is a growth of 79 octillion (billion billion billion), according to the report.
But we have no frames of reference for a number that large, so let’s put it into context for a moment.
340 trillion trillion trillion is: