IPv6 usage Trial announced
Aimed to promote a new standard(IPv6) for creating IP addresses before the current system (IPv4)run out, as a part of global day of action internet companies like Google, Yahoo and Facebook including Akamai and Limelight Network agrees to IPv6 trial.According to The Internet Society, “The goal of the Test Drive 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.”
On 8th June , 2011 , these sites will use IPv6 instead of existing IPv4 system. According to experts IPv4 will reach it’s capacity in November 2011, as it will have used all the possible number combinations.As a fact new IPv6 system is adopted for further growth of WWW.
Today, only a few Web sites, ISPs, and CDNs support IPv6. Martin Levy, director of IPv6 strategy for Hurricane Electric, an IPv6 specialist that provides ISP backbone and co-location services, said that there are only a handful of sites and CDNs that support IPv6. These include Google; Netflix, to a degree; Germany’s Heise Online; Facebook at http://www.v6.facebook.com; and Limelight.
As a result customers of ISPs that only use the IPV4 system won’t be able to acccess the websites on june 8, however Google suggests 99.95% of users won’t be affected.Also participating organizations will be working together with operating system manufacturers, home router vendors and ISPs to minimize the number of users affected. Participants will also be working together to provide tools to detect problems and offer suggested fixes in advance of the trial.
Anybody want to get involved?
Of course you can , as you are an owner or runs a Website, you can do it by making your site IPv6 accessible using dual stack technology and obtain an AAAA Domain Name System (DNS) record for your site. Your site will should still be available to the IPv4 Internet.
For more information on participating on World IPv6 Day check out the Internet Society How to Join page. If you need more information on how to use IPv6, I highly recommend for anyone working on IPv6 that they read the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)’s Guidelines for the Secure Deployment of IPv6 document.