Google to Test IPv6 on June 2011

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google-to-test-ipv6-on-june-2011Google, in collaboration with major sites and Internet firms, joins the Internet Society in announcing World IPv6 Day, a day of testing the next Internet Protocol generation on June 8 of this year.

During a 30-year span, the Internet has been using 32-bit addresses, which is rapidly running out of space, and IPv6 solely holds the long-term answer; sadly, this new Internet Protocol has not been widely implemented, as only 0.2% of users own a built-in IPv6 connectivity.

Early 2008, Google started backing up IPv6 when it announced that the world’s most popular search engine began offering results using IPv6, which brought the new Internet Protocol to YouTube, and allowed the Internet giant to help Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in using Google services over IPv6 as a user default.

World IPv6 Day will be a big step in turning this into a reality since IPv6 never took part in such a larger scale, where major web companies, including Facebook and Yahoo!, take part in the vital testing phase that will happen within a 24-hour span.


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Author: Francis Rey

Francis is a voracious reader and prolific writer. He has been writing about social media and technology for more than 10 years. During off hours, he relishes moments with his wife and daughter.

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