POSTS TAGGED: world_ipv6_launch
Burt Kaliski | Jun 08, 2012
World IPv6 Launch this week was a success in terms of raising awareness and activity around Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6).
Now that the big day is past, what’s next?
In one of my tweets on IPv6, I observed that there are enough IPv6 addresses that usage could double every year into the start of the next century without exhausting them all. So I’m not too concerned now about what’s next after IPv6.
I am curious, however, about what’s next with IPv6.Read more
Burt Kaliski | Jun 06, 2012
In recent interviews about World IPv6 Launch I’ve been asked by several different people whether or not I think there needs to be some kind of a “Flag Day” on which the world all together switches from Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) to the version 6 (IPv6).
I don’t think a flag day is needed. World IPv6 Launch is just the right thing.
It’s worth looking at some previous flag-type days to get a better sense of why.Read more
Blog Moderator | Jun 04, 2012
This week marks a major milestone in Internet history.
On June 6, more than 2,000 websites, Internet Service Providers, and home router vendors from more than 100 countries will participate in World IPv6 Launch and turn on their IPv6 capabilities permanently.
In preparation for this momentous event, we've compiled some useful resources from Verisign and others for your reference below. Leave a comment with other suggested resources and we may add them to the list.Read more
Danny McPherson | Apr 06, 2012
Last year, along with hundreds of other companies and organizations, we participated in World IPv6 Day, the first coordinated global test of what would happen if many of the major websites, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and enterprises that countless people depend on daily turned on their IPv6 capabilities for 24 hours. The goal was to help Internet stakeholders expand their operational experience with IPv6 through a global 24-hour trial run, and to prepare for the successful long-term deployment of the next generation Internet protocol, IPv6.
As one of the largest transitions in the history of the Internet, there were many theories about what would happen: some suggested it could break the Internet and others suggested cyber criminals would have a heyday breaking into networks. In the end, what we observed on June 8, 2011, was that with a dedicated, disciplined, and coordinated effort to “turn on” IPv6, very little impact was felt by participants and Internet users, and an array of knowledge was acquired across the board. Read more