Jun 7, 2011

World IPv6 Day: The Future is forever!

The Internet Society has announced the world IPv6 day:

On 8 June, 2011, Google, Facebook, Yahoo!, Akamai and Limelight Networks will be amongst some of the major organisations
that will offer their content over IPv6 for a 24-hour “test flight”.
The goal of the Test Flight Day is to motivate organizations across the
industry – Internet service providers, hardware makers, operating system
vendors and web companies – to prepare their services for IPv6 to
ensure a successful transition as IPv4 addresses run out.
My company has decided to take part in this initiative. The AAAA record is announced, so www.gip.com is translated into 2002:d58b:8be3:2000::2
$ dig www.gip.com AAAA +short
If you have native ipv6 connectivity or if you are using 6to4 or other transition mechanism:
You can get our website via

If you are using IPv4 only, than you should expirience nothing...
There a many other companies, which will anounce their domain with AAAA-records tomorrow. Up to now 65% of the participating companies are already reachable via IPv6 (for online chart click the image).

Google publishes a nice statistic, which shows the IPv6 traffic to their site:

Tomorrow this graph should reach 1%? 10%? 50%? Let's wait for the results....

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