New Census Examines IPv6

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Is domain registrar Go Daddy driving the growth of IPv6? That’s exactly the case according to a new study released by Infoblox.

The network solutions provider recently sponsored a census conducted through the Measurement Factory showing a year’s increase of “1,900%” in IPv6 use for sites relying on TLD endings such as .com, .org, and .net.

Concerning Go Daddy’s contribution to the increase, Infoblox pointed to the domain registrar’s decision to allow IPv6 compatibility.

IPv6 is steadily making its way across the internet as the number of available IPv4 addresses quickly disappear. The new platform allows for an expanded address length.

Meanwhile, in a press release on the matter, Infoblox GM of the company’s IPV6 Center of Excellence Cricket Liu urged businesses to take a steady approach to IPv6 adoption.

Liu said, “If your external presence only supports IPv4, then the only devices that can communicate with you will be those with IPv4 addresses.”

“To the growing population of pure IPv6 devices, you’re invisible. We can’t ignore the emerging competitive advantages of IPv6, but we also don’t need to adopt IPv6 in one great, costly leap. Focus first on providing IPv6 to the outside world and then work inward in stages. Do this and IPv6 deployment will be relatively painless and prove to be a valuable long-term investment for business growth,” Liu continued.

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