The Internet Moves towards IPv6 with Third Anniversary of World Launch Day
The internet is great. In fact, it’s so great that everyone wants everything imaginable connected to it. The only problem is that the original IPv4 technology that is currently being used to provide connectivity to billions of people has a limited number of IP addresses. There’s already a shortage that will continue to grow until IPv4 is phased out for good.
Thank goodness for IPv6. There are so many addresses available in IPv6 that it’s unlikely that we will run out any time soon. The world launch event for IPv6 brought together hardware manufacturers, internet service providers and more to show support for the next generation protocol. The world launch even just had its three year anniversary as IPv6 numbers on the internet continue to grow.
There are already five times more IPv6 internet users today than there were back in 2012 during the original IPv6 launch event. In just a few short years IPv6 will accommodate up to half of all internet traffic. A few more years and IPv6 will leave IPv4 in the dust to become the de facto standard online.
Keith Mann (hedgefundemployment.com) has learned that the world launch event is being used as a way to raise awareness for IPv6. The more people that know about it the faster it will be adopted among businesses and end users.