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World IPv6 Day

What is World IPv6 Day?

World IPv6 Day is a date in June 2011 when many major organisations will be offering their content via IPv6 for a 24-hour "test drive". The event, is organised by the Internet Society and will see many major websites such as Google, Yahoo!, Facebook, Akamai and Limelight Networks switch on IPv6. The aim of this is to try and motivate ISPs, hardware manufacturers and web companies to prepare their services for IPv6.

When is World IPv6 Day?

8th June 2011.

How can I take part?

If you run a website, and want to take part, you will need to verify that your website host offers IPv6 and can enable this for you. You will also need to be able to configure what are known as 'quad A' records in your DNS zone to enable people to find you by IPv6.

Will IPv6 work for me on World IPv6 Day?

Run our IPv6 Readiness test to see if your connection is compatible with IPv6. If it is not, there isn't anything to worry about at the moment. Your broadband provider may still be working on making your service compatible.

Where can I find more information?

Visit the Internet Society for more information on this project.