As part of the IETF 74 meeting in San Francisco, on 24 March the Internet Society organized a panel of experts from industry and other thought leaders on the to discuss the pressing need to adopt Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) to ensure the continued growth of the Internet as a platform for innovation.
IPv6 is the next generation Internet Protocol (IP) standard intended to supplement, and eventually replace, the IPv4 protocol most Internet services use today. To help ensure the continued rapid growth of the Internet as a platform for innovation, IPv6 tackles some of IPv4’s shortcomings – most notably a limited amount of remaining addresses. While the technical foundations of IPv6 are well established, significant work remains to deploy and begin using IPv6 capabilities.
Because IPv6 is central to the continued growth and stability of the Internet, the Internet Society is working with its members and other organizations to promote its deployment by sharing information and helping to build the required operational capability among the Internet community.
More information, including panelist bios and slides: http://www.isoc.org/isoc/conferences/ipv6panel/
* General page on IPv6 at: http://www.isoc.org/ipv6
* Policy materials on IP addressing. http://www.isoc.org/pubpolpillar/issues/addressing.shtml
* ISOC-NY IPv6 resources: http://isoc-ny.org/wiki/IPv6