[tforum] Today is World IPv6 Launch Day! University of Utah and UEN announcing websites via IPv6

Joe Breen jbreen3 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 6 10:18:13 MDT 2012

Hi all,

Today is the World IPv6 Launch day!       (http://www.worldipv6launch.org/)

Today many leaders of government, research/education and industry have
collaborated with ISOC, ARIN and the other Domain registries to push IPv6
to the forefront of their web presence.  Going forward, many main sites
around the world are now available via both IPv6 and IPv4.  The University
of Utah and the Utah Education Network have joined these industry leaders
and peer institutions to also be available via IPv6 today.  The University
of Utah's Center for High Performance Computing (http://www.chpc.utah.edu),
the University of Utah's main web site (http://www.utah.edu and the Utah
Education Network's main web site (http://www.uen.org) are now all
available via IPv6 and IPv4.  Congratulations to the staff of the Univ of
Utah CHPC, Univ of Utah UIT and UEN in their successful endeavors!

See the below press release for more information regarding this worldwide

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [ISOC] NEWS RELEASE: World IPv6 Launch Unites Industry Leaders
to Redefine the Global Internet
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2012 20:14:32 -0400 (EDT)
From: cover at isoc.org
To: isoc-members-announce at elists.isoc.org

 World IPv6 Launch Unites Industry Leaders to Redefine the Global Internet

 As leading websites, ISPs, and home router equipment manufacturers support
IPv6 by default, it becomes the new normal for the Internet

 [WASHINGTON, D.C. and GENEVA, Switzerland, --  5 June 2012] – To ensure
the Internet can continue to grow and connect billions more people and
devices around the world, thousands of companies and millions of websites
have now permanently enabled the next generation of Internet Protocol
(IPv6) for their products and services. Participants in World IPv6 Launch
include the four most visited websites in the world –  Google, Facebook,
YouTube, and Yahoo! – as well as home router manufacturers and Internet
Service Providers in more than 100 countries. By making IPv6 the “new
normal,” these companies are enabling millions of end users to enjoy its
benefits without having to do anything themselves.

 World IPv6 Launch is organized by the Internet Society as part of its
mission to ensure that the Internet remains open and accessible for
everyone – including the other five billion people not yet connected to the
Internet. "The support of IPv6 from these thousands of organizations
delivers a critical message to the world: IPv6 is not just a 'nice to
have'; it is ready for business today and will very soon be a 'must have,'"
said Leslie Daigle, Chief Internet Technology Officer, Internet Society.
"We believe that the commitment of these companies to deploy IPv6 will
ensure that they remain industry leaders. Any company wishing to be
effective in the new Internet should do the same."

 The World IPv6 Day in 2011 was a 24-hour test that focused on websites.
This year, World IPv6 Launch is a permanent commitment across the Internet
industry, including ISPs and home networking equipment manufacturers around
the world, laying the foundation to accelerate the deployment of IPv6
across the global Internet. Major websites are permanently enabling IPv6
starting 6 June 2012 at 0000 UTC on their main websites. ISPs will
permanently enable IPv6 across a significant portion of their current and
all new residential wireline subscribers. Home networking equipment
manufacturers will enable IPv6 by default through their range of home
router products, and recent commitments to IPv6 by companies beyond
websites demonstrates a broader support of the new Internet Protocol.

 This is imperative as the last blocks of the 4.3 billion IP addresses
enabled by the current Internet Protocol (IPv4) were assigned to the
Regional Internet Registries in February 2011. Already there is no
remaining IPv4 address space to be distributed in the Asia Pacific region,
and very soon the rest of the globe will follow. IPv4 address space is
expected to run out in Europe this year, in the U.S. next year, and in
Latin America and Africa in 2014. IPv6 provides more than 340 trillion,
trillion, trillion addresses (an essentially unlimited number), which will
help connect the billions of people that are not connected today, allow a
wide range of devices to connect directly with one another, and help ensure
the Internet can continue its current growth rate indefinitely.

 For more information about World IPv6 Launch and the participating
companies, as well as links to useful information for users and how other
companies can participate in the continued deployment of IPv6, visit:

 About the need for IPv6
IPv4 has approximately four billion IP addresses (the sequence of numbers
assigned to each Internet-connected device). The explosion in the number of
people, devices, and web services on the Internet means that IPv4 is
running out of space. IPv6, the next-generation Internet protocol which
provides more than 340 trillion, trillion, trillion addresses, will connect
the billions of people not connected today and will help ensure the
Internet can continue its current growth rate indefinitely.

 About the Internet Society
The Internet Society is the trusted independent source for Internet
information and thought leadership from around the world. With its
principled vision and substantial technological foundation, the Internet
Society promotes open dialogue on Internet policy, technology, and future
development among users, companies, governments, and other organizations.
Working with its members and Chapters around the world, the Internet
Society enables the continued evolution and growth of the Internet for
everyone. For more information, visit www.internetsociety.org.

 Supporting Quotes from World IPv6 Launch Participants:

“IPv6 is critical to the future of the Internet’s underlying architecture,
and to supporting the billions of devices that will connect to the Internet
over the coming years,” said Tom Leighton, chief scientist and co-founder,
Akamai.  “Having expanded our global IPv6 footprint to over 50 countries,
Akamai enables Web sites to reach a growing audience over IPv6 with the
performance and reliability that they have come to expect, and demand, from
IPv4.  We applaud the work of The Internet Society and so many of today’s
businesses that have prepared for this important transition – ensuring the
Internet remains a robust, collaborative, and infinitely accessible

"With ubiquitous IP connectivity becoming a reality, IPv6 is critical to
ensuring applications and services can reach users anywhere they live and
work. AT&T has been a leader in the transition to IPv6 for many years, and
we're excited to participate in World IPv6 Launch by enabling IPv6 by
default for nearly one million of our broadband subscribers and dual-stack
enabling our enterprise, consumer, and corporate websites and portals."
Krish Prabhu, President of AT&T Labs and Chief Technology Officer for AT&T

 Bing for Microsoft
“World IPv6 Launch is a significant milestone in achieving the next
generation of the Internet, and Bing is proud to have worked alongside so
many dedicated industry leaders to make this day possible,” said Derrick
Connell, corporate vice president of Bing for Microsoft.  “All of us at
Microsoft who have worked together with our industry partners to make World
IPv6 Launch a reality look forward to advancing our work and support as
IPv6 becomes adopted on a broader scale.”

Cisco SVP Engineering and General Manager Service Provider Business, Pankaj
Patel, says, "The Internet has fueled remarkable economic growth and
innovation that would have never happened without a network.  Today, we
face an explosion of connected devices moving data and content, especially
video, and of applications and services coming from the Cloud.  IPv6
enables the network -- the platform on which innovation is built -- to
scale and make more growth more possible, today and into the future."

“We at Comcast take great pride in being an innovator and technical leader.
As a result of our team’s hard work, enabling IPv6 in over a third of our
network, I am happy to report that by today we have exceeded our goal of 1%
of our customer base being enabled with IPv6 for World IPv6 Launch! Thank
you to the Internet Society and others for organizing and participating in
this important event!” - John Schanz, Chief Network Officer, Comcast

"As more and more people and devices connect to the web, supporting IPv6
has become crucial to the future scalability of the Internet," said Jay
Parikh, Vice President of Infrastructure at Facebook. "It's awesome to see
so many people and companies working together across the world to make
progress on this transition."

"IPv6 is key to preserving the health and openness of the Internet for
decades to come," said Stephen Stuart, Distinguished Engineer at Google.
"We're proud to be one of the founding participants in World IPv6 Launch,
and we look forward to the day when IPv6 is available to Internet users

“At Internode we are already using IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) to
deliver Internet access to more than two per cent of our customers. During
the past five years, Internode has acquired a great deal of understanding
from deploying IPv6 on our national and international broadband networks,
thereby providing a risk-free pathway for our customers when they use IPv6
and it is now ready for prime time,” said Internode founder and managing
director Simon Hackett. “The most important lesson for Internode is that
done right, customers will not even notice the change to IPv6. Internode
commends the World IPv6 Launch as the time that website publishers, other
Internet Service Providers and all companies manufacturing equipment for
Internet access should also enable IPv6 access by default.”

“Yahoo! is proud to be part of this historic effort to transition to the
next generation Internet Protocol.  Together, we are helping ensure the
long-term health and growth of the Internet, which has become a critical
part of people’s lives around the globe.” - Jason Fesler, Distinguished
Architect and IPv6 Evangelist, Yahoo!
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