Deploy360 25 May 2012

The Top 4 Websites Are Permanently Enabling IPv6 – Are You?

By Dan YorkDirector, Internet Technology

On June 6, 2012, as part of World IPv6 Launch, the top 4 websites in the world – Google, Facebook, YouTube and Yahoo – are all permanently enabling IPv6 because they understand that their content needs to be reachable by everyone.

Google, Facebook and Yahoo understand that as IPv4 addresses run out and more and more people want to connect many devices to the Internet, those devices may have to operate on IPv6 networks – and will reach IPv4-only content through IPv6-to-IPv4 gateways that will impact the speed of people getting to their content.

These top 4 websites, plus Microsoft Bing, AOL, Netflix and hundreds of other sites all recognize that speed matters and that they want to make their sites available to all users on all networks.

Will you join them in making your website(s) available over IPv6 on June 6, 2012?

We have some tips for content providers on how you can enable IPv6 for your website(s) – and if you’ll be ready by June 6 you can register as an official participant.  Hurry, though… registration for the official list closes on May 30th!  (But you don’t have to have the site enabled until June 6th.)

The top 4 websites are going to IPv6 – will you join them?

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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