What is IPv6?

This article explains what IPv6 is and why it will play a important part for the future of internet related services.

IPv6 or Internet Protocol Version 6 is the next generation protocol for the Internet. It's designed to provide several advantages over current Internet Protocol Version 4 (or IPv4).

IPv4 provides 4.3 Billion possible combinations of address, but with the growth of the global internet, and mobile internet means IPv4 addresses will run out soon.

IPv6 increases the address space to 128 bits as aposed to IPv4 which has a 32 bit number.

The combination of numbers in IPv6 is:

Three hundred and forty undecillion, two hundred and eighty-two decillion, three hundred and sixty-six nonillion, nine hundred and twenty octillion, nine hundred and thirty-eight septillion, four hundred and sixty-three sextillion, four hundred and sixty-three quintillion, three hundred and seventy-four quadrillion, six hundred and seven trillion, four hundred and thirty-one billion, seven hundred and sixty-eight million, two hundred and eleven thousand, four hundred and fifty-six.

For further information regarding IPv6 or World IPv6 day please see www.worldipv6day.org

In order to test your IPv6 connection please see www.test-ipv6.com

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