World Day of IPv6, The sites change from the current IPv4 system to IPv6
June 8, 2011
The strongest companies in the network like Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Bing and Facebook are testing for one day the change of their sites from the current IPv4 system to IPv6.
The new Internet protocol IPv6 is more extensive than the present and guarantees that “the Net will continue to increase” and it celebrates on Wednesday June 8 the World Day IPv6.
For 24 hours, some of the world’s most important pages, like Google, Facebook and Yahoo will offer its content in the new protocol on a trial.
The aim is to encourage industry organizations, Internet service providers, manufacturers in hardware, operating system developers and companies operating in Internet-to prepare for IPv6 services in order to ensure the successful transition as IPv4 addresses are depleted.
Communication between different network elements and our own computer, telephone or ‘tablet’ uses a protocol called Internet Protocol (IP), whether for browsing, email or download a file. Practically since the Internet has a commercial use, the version of this protocol is the number 4 (IPv4). When IPv4 was designed almost as an experiment, it wasn’t thought that could have so much commercial success.
In this sense, one of the “fathers” of the Internet, Vint Cerf, recalled in January that the world would run out of IP addresses “within weeks” and acknowledged that this is due to a failure since the creation, as when IPv4 was designed in 1977, unaware that the “experiment end.”
In February, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) reported that it had delivered the last block of IPv4 addresses.
In this regard, Cerf also predicted that after the exhaustion of IPv4 addresses, there are some devices that only will understand IPv6, so it can be interactions problems with the old system.