Flip the Switch on IPv6
World IPv6 day (Which I reported on here) took place in June 2011. Google (GOOG), Facebook, Yahoo (YHOO) and Akamai (AKAM) were among the participants in last year’s dress rehearsal. apparently everything went well last June.
Nathan Ingraham at The Verge recently noted that IPv6 is now ready for prime-time. The Internet Society announced that the IPv6 switch will be permanently flipped on June 6th, 2012.
The article says a number of major ISPs, networking hardware manufacturers, and web companies pledged support from day one. For starters, four of the biggest web properties will all enable IPv6 permanently:
From a hardware perspective, Cisco (CSCO) and D-Link (DLINK) both committed to enabling IPv6 across their range of home products by June.
GigaOM reports that Akamai (AKAM) and Limelight (LLWN) will also recruit other websites to join the initiative, by implementing IPv6 throughout their content delivery networks.
Several leading ISP’s will enable IPv6 to enough of their customer base that at least one percent of their residential subscribers who visit IPv6 enabled websites;
The internet is quickly running out of IP addresses, the last addresses in Internet Protocol version 4 were officially distributed early in 2011 Which I wrote about here.
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