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 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.
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 has begun.
The launch site lists the various participants that had nominated their support prior to the launch. What I wasn’t expecting was the announcement from Blizzard that all World of Warcraft realms have been IPv6 enabled. I’ve tested it and it works flawlessly.
Here’s to the future adoption of IPv6 and the gradual migration away from IPv4.
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.