Internode IPv6 Adoption @ 10%

One year on from World IPv6 Launch and the momentum continues to increase.


  • Australian ISP Internode reports that 10 percent of its customers now use IPv6 to access the Internet.

Not bad at all.  Some of the other data points are quite interesting as well:

  • Google reports the number of visitors to its sites using IPv6 has more than doubled in the past year.
  • The number of networks that have deployed IPv6 continues to grow, with more than 100 worldwide reporting significant IPv6 traffic.
  • Akamai reports that it is currently delivering approximately 10 billion requests per day over IPv6, which represents a 250 percent growth rate since June of last year


Internode customer IPv6 usage reaches 5%

Internode today announced that more than five per cent of its national customer base now actively accesses the Internet using IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6). – Source

That’s awesome news.  Even better is that every new Internode customer who buys their modem with them as well, will have IPv6 access enabled by default.  Hopefully this will flow through to iiNet as well as part of the iiNet/Internode  amalgamation.

Finally, this site has IPv6 access

Now I’ve finally decided to make this site IPv6-enabled.  Kind of embarrassing when I have a blog about IPv6 and not have IPv6 access.

The widget on the right should tell you whether you’re accessing this site via IPv6 or IPv4.

World IPv6 Launch Day Announced

The Internet Society have announced that June 6th, 2012 will be world IPv6 Launch Day.  On this day, many of the participants of last year’s World IPv6 Day will permanently switch on IPv6 on their forward-facing web sites.

Read the official IS announcement here

Only time will tell how much of an impact this will have on Internet users at large.  Hopefully, no one will notice, which is precisely the point.