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IPv4, so simple, just four numbers from 0 to 255 giving the highest IP address as: 255.255.255.255

Some reserved, such as 192.168.0.0-255 or 192.168.1.0-255, and a few others I can't remember.

So then, we run out of IPv4 addresses and we need another. If I had to do this, I would have first had "IPv5" with five sets: 255.255.255.255.255 - the IPv4 would be contained with 255.255.255.255.0, which is a heck of a lot more addresses! After that just 255.255.255.255.255.0, etc. Compatibility with older IPv4 addresses is simple, all IPv4 addresses are just "IPv5", "IPv6" or "IPv7", etc. with the last one, two or however many sets being 0. Simples! An IPv4 address or 123.234.123.234 would be represented in "IPv8" as 123.234.123.234.0.0.0.0 without any further complication!

Why did they have to come up with a new, complex system that is not backwards compatible and is therefore much harder to implement and therefore not being taken up as quickly as it could have been?

Your thoughts and deeper knowledge appreciated.

[update] The zeroes could be leading instead of trailing, eg. 0.255.255.255.255
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