Skip to comments.'It's the biggest thing in the history of the internet': Pentagon quietly transfers 175 million internet addresses worth $4BILLION
Posted on 04/25/2021 11:36:57 AM PDT by spacejunkie2001
A very strange thing happened on the internet the day President Joe Biden was sworn in.
A shadowy company residing at a shared workspace above a Florida bank announced to the world´s computer networks that it was now managing a colossal, previously idle chunk of the internet owned by the U.S. Department of Defense.
That real estate has since more than quadrupled to 175 million addresses - about 4 percent the size of the entire current internet. It's also more than twice the size of the internet space actually used by the Pentagon.
'It is massive. That is the biggest thing in the history of the internet,' said Doug Madory, director of internet analysis at Kentik, a network operating company.
The sell off of Internet space sparked theories the Pentagon could be eventually responding to repeated demands to monitise its collections of millions of dormant web pages.
But it now seems officials hope to place the pages on the open market in order to allow them to gather huge amounts of intelligence data about Internet users, including hostile actors.
The military hopes to 'assess, evaluate and prevent unauthorized use of DoD IP address space,' said a statement issued Friday by Brett Goldstein, chief of the Pentagon's Defense Digital Service, which is running the project.
But it has not answered many basic questions, beginning with why it chose to entrust management of the address space to a company that seems not to have existed until September.
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I guess the aliens have provided the military with quantum communications devices. They don’t need no stinking internet. Ha ha,
this is definitely weird. this giant swath of internet is being controlled by a company in a mini suite in FLA. The company previously was sending spam emails out and got in trouble for it.
It’s happening! That 17th letter predicted this! Patriots are in Control!!
I'd guess ChiCom involvement before I'd guess Klingons or Romulans.
Isn’t Microsoft in charge of US Defense now? I thought I read that a while back. But it might have been a senior moment.
Great! I can finally start that blog I’ve always wanted!
i hope you’re right
i trust few and have faith in fewer.
the US military has always had both from me,
tho the number has dwindled due to political interference.
i really hope  is real and still fighting.
it’s the only hope i’ve known in my adult life.
Not really, Microsoft won a massive contract to build and maintain cloud services for the Pentagon something it looked like Amazon was going to win until at the last minute it was switched to Microsoft....
Nothing mysterious about it.
The government swept up all of the porn sites on the internet. And now those monthly payments you’ve been making thru your charge card...are all going to the Pentagon.
Hellary’s bathroom servers?
DIA or CIA front company.
It’s the revenge of the Qtards!
They gonna expose everyone who doesn’t believe in secret pedo tunnels
and Hillary’s sex dungeons on Mars and Adrenochromes. You betcha.
Or NSA. A TLA in an case.
Well, there is Rosa DeLauro.
Really strange...just don’t know what to make of this.
PS - 'USA Conservative' belongs on that list, for all the clickbait.
Maybe that’s where all the seized domains go to die.
What is the “17th letter” ????
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