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Unfortunately, the hierarchical nature of the address scheme would have made it hard to extend, strangely. If you own 123.234.345.456, then anything that starts with that has to be part of your network or it would be disaster. So, if they extended it with trailing four zeros, you would suddenly be the owner of more addresses than existed in the IP4 world. They couldn't give out any of those numbers to anyone else or it would be a security and routing nightmare.

Doing them as leading zeros could have possibly worked. Ultimately zeros have to mean 'unused', so they would have had to at least reserved one value in the new extended address space to hold all of the IPV4 ones. So maybe 0x7FFFFFFFxxxxxxxx contained all of the IPV4 addresses within it or something. But I'm sure there would have been a LOT of gotchas involved there as well.

But not sticking to the existing scheme also has some really nice benefits. One of them is that now every machine in your network can get an automatically assigned, guaranteed unique local IPV6 address without any sort of central management scheme to provide them. It's just derived from the MAC address. If everything locally just used IPV6, there would be no need for address management on the local LAN anymore, which would be a huge benefit.
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