Starting January 1, 2020, all Belarusian providers will be required to support IPv6 in parallel with IPv4. This is required by a new addition to the decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus No. 60 "On measures to improve the use of the national segment of the Internet." <img src="https://cdn.britannica.com/93/183593-050-9C3CD06D/World-Data-Locator-Map-Belarus.jpg"> Guaranteed IPv6 support addresses the global IPv4 address shortage. Theoretically, the "invisible hand of the market" should force providers around the world to gradually switch to IPv6. Belarus has chosen the path of administrative regulation. This is a faster and more effective option, from the point of view of officials who are not complex about excessive state intervention in the economy.