Organized by the Internet Society, World IPv6 Launch on 6 June 2012 is the designated date when organizations across the industry – including Internet service providers (ISPs), hardware makers, and web companies – prepare for and permanently enable Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) on their products and services as Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) address space runs out.
Last year, major web companies and other industry participants successfully enabled and tested IPv6 on their main websites for 24 hours on World IPv6 Day, which was held on 8 June 2011. World IPv6 Day only involved websites, and was just a day, this year in contrast the emphasis is across the entire spectrum of the Internet industry and is permanent.
Similar to last year’s successful NYC event, on Wednesday June 6 2012 ISOC-NY will present an informal discussion and celebration meetup at NYU starting at 7pm EDT. Among those attending will be Phillip Koblence, VP Operations (NYI), and Sagi Brody of Webair who will both give a brief talks on their company’s IPv6 implementation efforts, after which we will repair to a nearby drinking establishment for social activities.
What: World IPv6 Launch Discussion and Celebration.
When: Wed. June 6, 2012 – 7pm-8.30pm
Where: Courant Institute NYU, Rm 201, 251 Mercer St. NYC
Who: Free. Public welcome, especially network admins!
Hashtags: #v6launch ; #ipv6
RSVP: email | facebook | meetup
Webcast: Not planned at this time.
The Internet Society will hold an e-meeting on 15 December to introduce a new initiative that collects, creates, and promotes detailed deployment information for IPv6, DNSSEC, and other future standards developed by the IETF. The Deployment & Operationalization Hub (DO Hub)* will work with first adopters to collect and create resources that are easy to understand and quickly actionable by the greater operations community, and will actively solicit the larger community for advice on what deployment topics to cover next.
Many Chapter members are among the first adopters of new technologies and may be interested in helping provide deployment information via the new DO Hub initiative. In addition, the information DO Hub collects will be valuable to Chapter members actively seeking to deploy new technologies. DO Hub events will also provide an avenue for Chapter members to meet their colleagues in person.
23 Frankfurt 2011, FRANKFURT – The Internet Society warned today that taking the Internet for granted would be one of the surest ways to ruin it.
At its INET conference in Frankfurt on the threats, challenges and opportunities facing the Internet, the Internet Society cautioned users that they would take it for granted at their peril.
“The future success of the Internet is heavily dependent on its openness, access and transparency,” said Frederic Donck, director of the Internet Society’s European Regional Bureau. “Remove any of these core attributes, and the Internet will be become virtually useless as a platform for communication and innovation.”
The Internet Society called on all users to take urgent steps to ensure that the future development of the Internet takes a course that is in the best interests of everyone.
The 47th meeting of the North American Network Operators’ Group (NANOG) was held over Oct 18-20 2009 in Dearborn, Michigan. Many of the presentations are now available in the Presentation Archive.
On September 22 2009 ISOC Chapters held an E-meeting to discuss two new briefings on IPv6 deployment.
Amongst the conclusions were that, for competitive advantage and business continuity, stakeholders – rather than sitting on their hands waiting for a ‘killer app’ or an IPv4 ‘crisis’ – need to institute a robust policy of factoring IPv6 deployment into network ‘refresh’ cycles. Chapters can help by raising awareness. Governments, in particular, can be prevailed upon to assist the process by leading by example. Addressing is as important as broadband, both are important enablers of innovation and growth.
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.
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More information, including panelist bios and slides: http://www.isoc.org/isoc/conferences/ipv6panel/
Tokyo, Japan; Reston, VA; and Geneva, Switzerland – 25 November 2008 – A new award, providing recognition and support for those progressing IPv6 development on the Internet, was announced today, following last week’s 73rd meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).
The “Itojun Service Award” honours the memory of Dr. Jun-ichiro “Itojun” Hagino, who passed away in 2007, aged just 37. The award, established by the friends of Itojun and administered by the Internet Society (ISOC), recognises and commemorates the extraordinary dedication exercised by Itojun over the course of IPv6 development.
ISOC’s Standards & Technology department offers the following “rough guide” to hot topics being discussed at the 73rd IETF meeting in Minneapolis
(November 16-21, 2008). This simply indicates which meeting sessions are
particularly focused on the following topics:
- Bandwidth Management
- IPv4/IPv6 Coexistence
- Trust and Identity
Remote participation in all meetings will be possible — see specific
meetings listed on http://tools.ietf.org/agenda/73/ for access to audio stream and jabber rooms. That page also includes links to helpful tarballs of documents being discussed at meetings, etc.
For the full IETF meeting plan and agenda, see http://www.ietf.org/meetings/73/
The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), in cooperation with the Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA), is conducting a survey to gather data regarding the current and future use of IPv6 throughout the ARIN Region. All organizations in the ARIN region are encouraged to participate in this survey in an effort to establish a comprehensive view of present IPv6 penetration and future plans of IPv6 deployment. Continue reading
On January 29 2008, as part of their Tech Talks series, Google had a conference on the topic of IPv6. Video has now been posted on YouTube. Continue reading
At the recent meeting in New Delhi the ICANN At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) formed a policy working group to focus on IPv6 migration issues.
In ALAC’s view, IPv4 will never be completely obsolete thus it is also important to work out compatibility issues between the two systems. Continue reading
The current IPv4 protocol used on the Internet is running out of the addresses needed to accommodate the growing number of users online.
The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), the organization responsible for giving out IP addresses in North America, says that 19 percent of the IPv4 addresses are still available, while 68 percent have been allocated and 13 percent are “unavailable,” whatever that could mean. There are 4.3 billion IPv4 addresses, or 2^32. IPv6 has 2^128 addresses, or 16 billion-billion.
There have been efforts to get more mileage out of IPv4 by using tricks like conversions to IPv6 or using duplicate IPv4 addresses within a firewall. This has helped extend the lifespan of IPv4 but it only prolonged the inevitable.
Until now the biggest obstacle to IPv6 has been the fact that IPv6 address information is not included in most of the root DNS servers that power the Internet. DNS (Domain Name Service) is the Internet service that translates domain names such www.example.com into the numeric IP (Internet Protocol) addresses such as 18.104.22.168 that are actually used to connect computers on the Internet.
Starting on February 4th, at least one of those adoption barriers will be addressed as records for IPv6 addresses are added to four of the key root DNS servers. The inclusion of the IPv6 records could make the adoption and operation of IPv6 a more viable option for network operators.
Tony D’Agata, vice president of federal sales for Sprint told InternetNews.com that Sprint is ramping up some specific IPv6 offerings that are expected to be ready in the second quarter of 2008.
“We are IPv6 enabling our network and actively pursing putting IPv6 on our peerless IP network,” D’Agata said. “We also have plans to implement IPv6 on other assets.” Continue reading
In a new interview with Network World, Jim Bound, Chair of the North American IPv6 Task Force, talks about the status of IPv6 adoption in the United States. A federal mandate – that agencies switch to an IPv6 backbone by June 2008 – looms.
Jim notes that the current IPv4 address space will be exhausted by 2010, give or take a year. He predicts a last minute stampede. Continue reading
Internet pioneer and TCP/IP co-developer Vint Cerf has made specific proposals to support the introduction of IPv6 at the second Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Rio de Janeiro. “Governments could consider subsidising the cost of exchange points which encourage connectivity via IPv6 addresses.” This would allow full connectivity within the IPv6 space to be established more quickly, in parallel to the existing IPv4 address space. Continue reading