World IPv6 Day approaches on 8th June, people are still stuck with depleting IPv4 addresses
..well technically all the IPv4 addresses have already depleted but there are still few of them hanging around thanks to dynamic IP – but we are not here to talk about that.
Anyway! IPv6 day is coming to hit fast and .. not-so-hard on 8th of June, but what is “World IPv6 Day” you may ask – well it’s the day when companies (or websites?) like Google, Facebook, Yahoo!, Akamai, Limelight Networks and various other organisations and networks turn that IPv6 switch on for 24 hours. There’s nothing to panic about that since they are not turning off IPv4 connectivity for IPv6 – that’s like turning off the site for an unaffordable loss – but if you are one of those few lucky ones with an IPv6 address you will (hopefully) be accessing Google, Facebook and many of those sites over the new and magical IPv6.
While most of the websites are itching to switch to IPv6, most of the ISP’s have either not even planned to make the switch – or they have the system on hold for some reason. Anyway, click the linkified text in source after the jump if you feel the need to know more about this.. historic.. day, and make sure to check if you will be able to survive the day over here, thanks to Google.
Uh and.. here’s another test – but it’s made to tell if you have an IPv6 address and if you will be able to access sites that only use IPv6 – chances are, you will still be able to use de World Wide Web on the World IPv6 day.