Deploy360 18 May 2012

Can You Add A World IPv6 Launch Badge/Banner To Your Blog Or Website?

By Dan YorkDirector, Internet Technology

World IPv6 Launch is only 19 days away – can you help us promote the event and get more people aware of the impending change to the Internet?

If you have a blog or website, and it would be appropriate for your audience or content, can you add one of our 3 different badges to a sidebar (as we’ve done on this site), footer or other appropriate location?

Even if your site/blog doesn’t yet support IPv6, putting the badge on your site can help raise awareness around the need for IPv6. We’d like to get as many people as possible aware of the upcoming event… and the fact that this time it’s for real!  IPv6 will not be turned off on June 7th.  This year it is all about permanently enabling IPv6 wherever possible.

If you go to the World IPv6 Launch downloads page at:

you’ll see that we have a variety of options with either a transparent or velvet background.  The badges are also available in widths of 128, 256 or 512 pixels – and the transparent background images have SVG vector files as well.

Those 3 images with transparent backgrounds also have easy embed codes for the 128px images. For instance, here’s the code for the “Launch Badge”:

<a href=”” ><img title=”WORLD IPV6 LAUNCH is 6 June 2012 – The Future is Forever” src=”” alt=”WORLD IPV6 LAUNCH is 6 June 2012 – The Future is Forever” width=”128″ height=”128″ /></a>

Just copy that code, drop it on a web page, in a blog post or article, or in a sidebar widget and… ta da… you’ll have a World IPv6 Launch image!  As in the embeddable code, we’d obviously love it if all the images can link back to:

so that more people can learn about the event and learn how they can participate.

Note, too, that the World IPv6 Launch badges/logos are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license, so you can remix/re-use/resize the images to fit whatever dimensions you need.

If you have a web site and have a spare moment today, this weekend, or anytime soon to add a World IPv6 Launch badge or logo to your web site it would definitely help us get the world out!

On June 6, the Internet is changing and IPv6 will be turned on for real!  Please help us spread the word!

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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