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What is IPv6?

IPv6 is the next generation Internet Protocol (IP) address standard intended to supplement and eventually replace IPv4, the protocol most Internet services use today. Every computer, mobile phone, and any other device connected to the Internet needs a numerical IP address in order to communicate with other devices. The original IP address scheme, called IPv4, is running out of numbers.

You may want to begin with the Deploy360 “Where Do I Start?” page.

How do I get started?

The short answer is: 1) ask your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for IPv6 addresses (you can start by seeing if they are on this list); and 2) check that your equipment supports IPv6. Most operating systems (including mobile phones) and most network devices support IPv6, but some equipment and applications may not.


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