How To Get IPv6 Addresses

If you want to obtain IPv6 addresses for your network the process to do so depends upon the type of network you operate.  If you are a home user or operator of a business network, you will want to start with the local Internet Service Provider (ISP) who provides your access to the Internet.  If they are unable to provide you with IPv6 addresses, you will need to explore one of the various IPv6 transition mechanisms such as IPv6 tunneling.

If you are an Internet Service Provider or a large enterprise network operator and want to obtain large blocks of IPv6 addresses, you will need to contact the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) that services the geographic region in which you are based.  Information can be found at these links:

More information about the IPv6 programs and policies of the Regional Internet Registries may be found at the Numbering Resource Organization (NRO).

Regional Internet Registries

September 25th, 2013 by | Posted in IPv6 | Tags: | 4 Comments

4 Responses to How To Get IPv6 Addresses

  1. Bill P. says:

    1. When you say “talk to your ISP,” do you mean let them TEMPORARILY GRANT you a block of addresses, the same way they used to do (more commonly) when they gave you a “permanent” IPv4 address?

    2. How do you obtain YOUR OWN indelible block of addresses that you can then use no matter how you’re connected to the ‘net?

    3. When IPv6 was first seriously rolling out in the late 90s, I distinctly recall signing up for a block of addresses from “someone” and getting them, but I have no idea who that was or what those addresses were since at the time they were more of a novelty, like “having a star named for you,” etc.

    How might I go about seeing if I’ve got my name on a block of addresses already? Whom do I ask?

  2. alex gatanas says:

    how do i obtain my own ipv6 address? i was able to create my own ipv4 address, but, how would that be possible with ipv6?

  3. Jose says:

    Can not contribute. But could you explain about creating your own IPV4 address?

  4. Aziئ says:

    Who said IPv4 could be created Haha, I wished that. Anyhow, the made a daam fortune by selling all those blocks.

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