RU-CENTER will participate in world IPv6 day| 06.06.2011
8 Jun 2011 will be world IPv6 day. On this day the sites of a number of companies will be available on the new basic addressing Protocol – IPv6. In the action involved Google, Facebook, Yahoo! and
a number of other companies from around the world.
The national domain Registrar RU-CENTER, having the status of local Internet registry (LIR), also participated in the world IPv6 day. The company has introduced a special page
where everyone can obtain information about IPv6 and to test your Internet connection for support of the new Protocol. The page is available at IPv6.nic.ru.
Running an information page dedicated to the beginning of the Moscow international conference ENOG/RIPE Meeting. One of the key themes of the event will be a discussion of the problems of implementation of IPv6, which is still going
not the fastest pace. So, according to the statistics of requests to authoritative DNS servers that support domains .EN, in March this year, the proportion of queries for IPv6 addresses was only about 0.7%
of the total number of queries.
Technology IPv6 addressing should replace the currently used Internet Protocol IPv4, whose resources are almost exhausted. The implementation of IPv6 should solve the problem of shortage of IP addresses –
unique identifiers that have all the devices connected to the Internet.
In IPv4 the number of addresses is limited to 4 billion, while IPv6, their number is incomparably greater. Despite the obvious advantages of the new Protocol, the transition to using it is rather slow.
Internet service providers are not yet ready to bear the high cost of upgrading its network infrastructure for IPv6 deployment. In these circumstances, market experts predict the possibility of occurrence of grey
market of IPv4 addresses in a situation of increased scarcity.
It is assumed that world IPv6 day will encourage providers to speedy and widespread implementation of IPv6 in the Global network.