Organized by the Internet Society, World IPv6 Day was held on June 8, 2011 and included nearly 400 participating organizations which enabled IPv6 on their main services for 24 hours. By providing a coordinated 24-hour “test flight”, the event helped demonstrate that major websites around the world are well-positioned for the move to a global IPv6-enabled Internet, enabling its continued exponential growth. Given the diversity of technology that powers the Internet, the global nature of the trial was crucial to identify unforeseen problems.
February 2011 marked the expiration of available IPv4 addresses necessitating the Internet industry to act quickly to accelerate full IPv6 adoption. World IPv6 Day participants came together to help motivate organizations across the industry—Internet service providers, hardware manufacturers, operating system vendors and other web companies-to prepare their services for the transition.
Among the participants in World IPv6 Day were Quilt members KanREN, the Kansas Research and Education Network, and the Great Plains Network.
Kansas Research and Education Network Celebrates World IPv6 Day With Free Services and Community Outreach.
April 28, 2011
The Kansas Research and Education Network, KanREN, Inc., announced free events and services in celebration of World IPv6 Day. The free events and services were offered to all businesses, state agencies, and community anchor institutions within the state of Kansas as part of a worldwide effort to encourage adoption of the next generation of Internet protocol. Full Article.
Great Plains Network Consortium Members Gearing up for World IPv6 Day on June 8
June 7, 2011
As Internet providers like Google prepare for a one-day test of the new Internet Protocol, version 6, on World IPv6 Day on June 8, members of the Great Plains Network, a consortium of leading universities in the Midwest, believe that the inevitable may finally happen. Their support for pervasive and advanced networking in all areas of research, education, health care and learning depends on the successful deployment of this new technology. Full Article.