World IPv6 Day is today 1


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Welcome to World IPv6 day, which is being held today, June 8th, 2011.

Just what is World IPv6 day?  Today industry leaders will switch parts of their infrastructure over from IPv4 to IPv6 in a move designed to increase awareness of the impending migration to the new protocol.

Why now?  The existing IPv4 address pool is expected to be totally depleted either by the end of the year, or by the start of 2012 which will lead to a scenario where no new addresses or address blocks can be allocated.

The transition to IPv6 would enable the allocation of a far wider range of addresses, and the replacement of network address translation (thus, a greater array of functionality is available to a wider range of clients).

To find out more about the day, check out the overview and FAQ, which you can download from here:

World IPv6 Overview

World IPv6 FAQ

Additionally, you can visit the website: http://www.worldipv6day.org/participants-dashboard/index.html

For More Information

On the Web, visit:
http://www.WorldIPv6Day.org

On social media, look for:
#WorldIPv6Day or #IPv6Day


About Rob Sanders

IT Professional and TOGAF 9 certified architect with nearly two decades of industry experience, 18 years in commercial software development and 11 years in IT consulting. Check out the "About Rob" page for more information.


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  • William Denniss

    We’re all doomed.

    Sure Google will roll this out.

    Getting people to update their home routers to IPv6 will be harder than getting people to switch to Digital TV. At least with Digital TV people have a compelling reason (quality). Sure some routers will be upgraded – but some with crappy firmware probably can’t…