Check your IPv6 Readiness

Posted In Awareness, Google, Tools - By NitiN Kumar Jain On Friday, June 10th, 2011 With 0 Comments

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The Internet Society (ISOC) celebrated the World IPv6 Day on 8th June 2011 to promote IPv6 around the globe.

World IPv6 day was a global test flight of IPv6 by the Internet Society. On World IPv6 Day, major web companies and other industry players came together to enable IPv6 on their main websites for 24 hours. The goal was to motivate organizations across the industry, Internet service providers, hardware makers, operating system vendors and web companies to prepare their services for IPv6 to ensure a successful transition as IPv4 address space runs out.

Who actually need to act to ensure a successful transition from IPv4 to IPv6:

  • Internet service providers need to make IPv6 connectivity available to their users
  • Web companies need to offer their services over IPv6
  • Operating system makers may need to implement specific software updates
  • Backbone providers may need to establish IPv6 peering with each other
  • Hardware and home gateway manufacturers may need to update firmware

Before and after this transition takes place, we users also need to ensure that we are not affected. To ensure we get what we are getting just check whether everything from your service provider is okay.

To check your readiness visit any of the below sites to see if your provider supports IPv6:

You may either see a success or failure message. Contact your ISP if the test fails.

See complete test analysis.