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Deploy360 9 March 2012

Can IPv6 Addresses Be “Fun”?

Dan York
By Dan YorkDirector, Online Content

So what is the most “fun” IPv6 address you’ve seen?

Fun? IPv6 address?

Well, yes… now that you have the letters “a – f” in addition to the numbers, you can add a bit of creativity to your addresses.  As was recently pointed out on Twitter, the folks at Facebook had some fun with the IPv6 address for “www.v6.facebook.com” being:

2620:0:1cfe:face:b00c::3

Obviously a “k” would have been better, but “face:b00c” is rather cool!  There are also any number of other possibilities. Consider some of these:

:feed:f00d:
:bad:f00d:
:bad:beef:
:bad:d00d:
:f00d:cafe:
:bad:fa11:

Obviously you don’t have to limit yourself to just two blocks of the IPv6 address. For instance, here’s the perfect IPv6 address for a cattle rancher’s server:

2001:db8:beef:beef:beef:beef:beef:1

Have you seen any creative IPv6 addresses out there in the wild?  What is the most creative use of “a-f” plus the numbers that you can come up with?  Have you seen anyone else add some branding into their IPv6 addresses?

Just think of the possibilities!

P.S. If you’re looking to get started with IPv6, have you checked out our IPv6 resources?

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Disclaimer: Viewpoints expressed in this post are those of the author and may or may not reflect official Internet Society positions.

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