Enterprise Networking Planet: “At 5 PM PT/ 8 PM ET on June 7th, World IPv6 Day will start. It’s an event that will put hundreds of mainstream websites on IPv6 for the first time, as the world prepares for the transition to IPv6.
World IPv6 Day was first announced in January by the Internet Society. At the time, a handful of major websites including Google and Facebook publicly indicated that they would participate in the event. Over the last six months, the need for IPv6 has accelerated and so too has the public commitments to participate in World IPv6 Day.
The free pool of available IPv4 addresses was officially exhausted in February of this year. With the end of easily available IPv4 addresses, IPv6 is the only way forward to continue the growth of the connected devices and the Internet itself. The obvious need for IPv6 has helped to spur a dramatic surge in the number of public websites that will be participating in World IPv6 day. “