World IPv6 Day is June 8th, Are You Ready?

In an earlier post, we talked about the transition from IPv4 to IPv6 protocol.  This transition is a necessary one considering the pace that the internet has been growing at during the past 10 years.  When IPv4 was created, it was built to support 4 billion unique IP addresses, but with everyone (and their mom and grandma) owning a smart phone, iPad, computer or other internet ready device, (I read that even light bulbs will have an IP address in the future!) that is just simply not enough IP addresses.

IPv6 will support 2 to the 128th power or, wait for it…… approximately 340 undecillion addresses, UNDECILLION, really?! That’s a 1 followed by 36 zeroes. Hopefully, this will be enough IP addresses to hold us over for a few more years.

World IPv6 day, hosted by the Internet Society is a test flight day of IPv6 protocol. On June 8th, all participating organizations including Facebook, Google and Yahoo! will be hosting their content over IPv6 for 24 hours. The ultimate goal of the day is to motivate organizations to prepare for the transition to IPv6 as IPv4 is phased out.  Is your ISP ready for the transition to IPv6?

What do you have to do to make sure you are compliant? Nothing really, except stay current with operating system updates and maybe update the software on your router.

You can test your IPv6 compatibility here: or you can check out a cool diagram about IPv6 here.

Questions or Comments? Leave them below!

5 Comments.
  1. Great info my friend,I think there will be no problem with IPV6 at this test on 8th june.

    IPV6 is the only option now to reach to handle this growth in Internet usage.

    By the way do you think that ISP’s will provide a ststic IP every user in IPV6,because there are lots of room in IPV6(2^128)

  2. Hi,

    How is the IPv6 implementation project going at no-ip.com? Could you give us an update, status, plans etc?

    Regarding Sadek’s question about ISPs: My ISP gave every customer a /60 network to play with when they rolled out IPv6. Single static IP addresses that you get on IPv4 networks does not make sense in an IPv6 world :)

  3. thanks for the information
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    steve

  4. oh oh oh wow, ipv6 is not available in my country yet :) but im quite excited about it..

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