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Submission + - IPv6 doomed, needs Act of God (itnews.com.au)

aesoteric writes: "ISPs and carriers have failed to adopt IPv6 so spectacularly that they will likely need to resurrect network address translation (NATs) to persist with IPv4. The date for IPv4 addresses to run out has also been revised to as early as January 2009, due to earlier predictions of panic buying starting to come true. The future of IPv6 adoption is now claimed to be in the hands of God — or perhaps some form of regulatory body — since the industry has shown it can't be trusted."

It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa.