On 8 June, 2011, top websites and Internet service providers around the world, including Google, Facebook, Yahoo!, Akamai and Limelight Networks joined together with more than 1000 other participating websites in World IPv6 Day for a successful global-scale trial of the new Internet Protocol, IPv6.
By providing a coordinated 24-hour “test flight”, the event helped demonstrate that major websites around the world are well-positioned for the move to a global IPv6-enabled Internet, enabling its continued exponential growth.
World IPv6 Day was an extraordinary example of how the Internet industry can come together to promote a technology vital to its future success. The Internet Society collected some of the many articles, presentations, and videos delivered around the world since June.
* The Internet Society thanks Limelight Networks for their generous support of distributed content delivery for World IPv6 Day.