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World IPv6 Day Participation Continues to Grow

June 6, 2011 by · Comments Off on World IPv6 Day Participation Continues to Grow 

Webmaster ToolboxGENEVA, SWITZERLAND and RESTON, VIRGINIA, USA – Hundreds of websites and Internet service providers around the world are joining Facebook, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO), Akamai (NASDAQ: AKAM), Limelight Networks (NASDAQ: LLNW) as participants in World IPv6 Day for the first global-scale trial of the new Internet Protocol, IPv6, being organized by the Internet Society.

During World IPv6 Day on 8 June 2011, more than 225 participating organizations from every part of the globe will enable IPv6 on their main services for 24 hours. With IPv4 addresses running out this year, the industry must act quickly to accelerate full IPv6 adoption or risk increased costs and limited functionality online for Internet users everywhere. World IPv6 Day participants are coming together to help motivate organizations across the industry—Internet service providers, hardware manufacturers, operating system vendors and other web companies—to prepare their services for the transition.

“The building interest in and amazing response to World IPv6 Day around the world is extremely encouraging, and highlights the growing momentum behind deploying IPv6,” said Leslie Daigle, Chief Internet Technology Officer for the Internet Society. “We see this test flight as an important step towards ensuring the global Internet can continue to grow and evolve so that it can connect billions of new users and devices.” Read more

Verizon Expands Support for Next-Generation Internet Protocol Across Dedicated Internet Services

March 3, 2011 by · Comments Off on Verizon Expands Support for Next-Generation Internet Protocol Across Dedicated Internet Services 

Hosting BlogBASKING RIDGE, N.J. – To help business and government agencies continue to experience uninterrupted Internet service, Verizon has enabled its Internet Dedicated Services to carry traffic using the next-generation Internet protocol, IPv6. As a result, Verizon Internet Dedicated Access customers can immediately rely on the world’s most connected Internet backbone network to handle their IPv6 traffic, across the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Verizon’s global Internet services are among the first to be able to accept IPv6 data in several formats, including “native” or pure IPv6; “dual stack,” which can handle IPv4 and IPv6 concurrently; and IPv6 traffic within IPv4 packets, which is known as “tunneling.” The company later this year will continue to roll out IPv6 capabilities across Canada and Latin America as well as on its global Private IP service, an MPLS-based (multiprotocol label switching) virtual private network. Read more

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