World IPv6 Day

On 8 June, 2011, Google, Facebook, Yahoo!, Akamai and Limelight Networks will be amongst some of the major organisations that will offer their content over IPv6 for a 24-hour “test flight”. The goal of the Test Flight Day is to motivate organizations across the industry – Internet service providers, hardware makers, operating system vendors and web companies – to prepare their services for IPv6 to ensure a successful transition as IPv4 addresses run out.

The day officially started at 10am (Sydney time) today and is being coordinated locally by the Internet Society of Australia (ISOC-AU).

It was being touted as a way to expose potential issues with large-scale IPv6 use, allowing ISPs, website operators and equipment vendors to work on resolutions collaboratively.

How To Take Part

Interested in joining the other organisations that are taking part in this initiative? Select your type of organisation below and you’ll find everything you need to participate in World IPv6 Day:

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