October 1, 2016

June 8th, 2011 World IPv6 Day

Today is World IPv6 Day, major web companies such as Google, Facebook, Yahoo!, Akamai, Limelight Networks and Microsoft will enable IPv6 for 24 hours to test IPv6 in the real world.

On World IPv6 Day more than 430 companies are offering their content over IPv6 for a 24 hours. The goal of this world wide test is to motivate organizations across the related industries (Internet service providers, hardware makers, operating system vendors and web companies) to prepare their services and products for IPv6 to ensure a successful transition from IPv4 to IPv6.

IPv6 is the next generation Internet Protocol (IP) address standard to replace, the IPv4 protocol most Internet services use today. This transition helps to ensure the continued growth of the Internet as a communication platform.

The Internet Society is working with its members and other organizations to promote IPv6 transition by sharing information and helping to build the required operational capability among the Internet community and major web companies.