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OpenDNS Announces IPv6 DNS Sandbox

May 3, 2011 by · Comments Off on OpenDNS Announces IPv6 DNS Sandbox 

Webmaster ToolboxSan Francisco, CA — OpenDNS, the world’s largest and fastest-growing provider of Internet navigation and security services that make networks safer, faster, smarter and more reliable, today announced it is offering IPv6 support in production for its 20+ million users, as well as any network administrator tasked with migrating their network to the new protocol. The announcement is significant as OpenDNS is the first major recursive DNS service in the world to offer the service.

IPv6 was developed to satisfy the long-anticipated exhaustion of available IPv4 addresses. Where IPv4 allowed 32 bits in each address, IPv6 allows 128 bits, making available a significant lot of available addresses for the foreseeable future. Because IPv6 addresses are so long and difficult to remember, DNS plays a key role in IPv6 adoption by allowing the familiar Domain Name System (DNS) to ease the transition. Read more

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