Deploy360 11 May 2012

New Infographic on IPv6-Enabled Sites in Top 1 Million Alexa sites

By Dan YorkDirector, Internet Technology

How many of the top 1 million websites (according to Alexa) are using IPv6?, a provider of online security scanning services, released an infographic summarizing their research. As they say on their page:

Analysis of IPv6 enabled sites was conducted in March 2012. We have analysed the Alexa Top 1 Million sites and looked for the presence of AAAA DNS records indicating an IPv6 enabled site.

Once determined we then looked at the hosting locations, net block owners, web servers and operating systems in use. The following infographic summarises the results from the analysis.

I found a number of interesting points through the stats, such as the higher percentage of German websites with IPv6. In looking at the list of “number of IPv6 enabled site by netblock owner”, I found it interesting that the top 4 (on the bottom of the chart) seem to be two German hosting providers, a Russian hosting provider and then the Cloudflare content delivery network (CDN) – demonstrating, to me, the value of getting hosting providers and CDNs to deploy IPv6 connectivity.

It’s good that conducted this survey in March 2012 prior to World IPv6 Launch on June 6 and it would be great if they do this a month or two after World IPv6 Launch so that we could see a comparison.  We do know, for instance, that the number of sites in the Alexa top 1 million with IPv6-enabled corporate web sites will expand from the four listed here, purely based on the number of sites already signed up to participate in World IPv6 Launch.

Kudos to the team for putting this together… (and you can see the larger version by clicking on the image).

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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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