Category: World IPv6 Launch

On this 8th World IPv6 Launchiversary, Help Us Get More Websites Available Over IPv6

chart showing IPv6 statistics from Google that have gone from near 1% in 2012 to over 30% in 2020

Eight years ago, on June 6, 2012, thousands of companies and organizations came together as part of World IPv6 Launch to permanently enable IPv6 for their websites and networks.

Today, we can see the success! If you visit the World IPv6 Launch measurements site, you can see some amazing numbers:

  • Reliance Jio’s network in India has over 90% IPv6 deployment!
  • Comcast’s huge network in the US is at 73% IPv6.
  • The combined US wireless carriers are over 85% IPv6.
  • Deutsche Telekom is over 68% IPv6.
  • Claro in Brazil is at 62% IPv6.

Another major source of info, Google’s IPv6 statistics, show that over 30% of all traffic to Googles sites globally is now over IPv6. If you look at Google’s per-country IPv6 adoption, some countries are seeing up around 50% of all traffic to Google’s properties going over IPv6.

This is all fantastic to see. But of course, we want more IPv6 deployment!

Specifically, we want more web sites and services available over IPv6. Increasing numbers of IPv6-only mobile networks are being deployed around the world. To ensure that people can reach websites that are still only available over IPv4, many IPv6-only networks use IPv6-to-IPv4 gateways. But we want everyone to be able to reach every website as fast as possible, without having to go through gateways, which can slow down access. So, we need more sites to have native IPv6 connections.

To do this, we need your help!

Is your site IPv6-ready? First, you can test your own web site(s) with the Internet.nl test site.

If Internet.nl says your site already supports IPv6, then congratulations! You are all set to have people connect over IPv6 to your site.

If your site does not support IPv6 yet, as part of our Open Standards Everywhere project in 2020, we are providing documentation to help people operating web servers make their sites available over IPv6.

We would like your feedback on the documents we have so far.

If you operate your own web server running on an actual server or a virtual machine, we have instructions for Apache or NGINX web servers.

If you are using a content delivery network (CDN) in front of your web server, the reality is that many CDNs already support IPv6 by default. We have a list of CDNs we know support IPv6. If your CDN is not on the list, please let us know! And if your CDN does not support IPv6, please let them know that these other CDNs do – and perhaps that you might consider switching. 😉

If you host your web site with a web hosting provider, we are looking to build a list of web hosting providers who do and do not support IPv6 for websites. We have an open issue on GitHub where we are seeking input.

In all of these cases, we would appreciate your feedback. If you use GitHub, you can open a new issue (or reply to a current one). Alternatively, you can send me email or contact me on Twitter.)

With your help, we can create even stronger documentation that can help even more people make their sites available over IPv6!

Want to be more involved with the Open Standards Everywhere project?

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Video – Vint Cerf on the 6th anniversary of World IPv6 Launch and why IPv6 is so critical now

Today, on the sixth anniversary of World IPv6 Launch, Vint Cerf, co-designer of the TCP/IP protocol and a “Father of the Internet”, sent us this video message to share with you all:

To learn more about IPv6, read our State of IPv6 Deployment 2018. And if you have not yet started, visit our Deploy360 IPv6 resources to learn how you can begin.

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New “State of IPv6 Deployment 2017” Shows 3000% Growth over 5 Years

State of IPv6 coverIn the 5 years since World IPv6 Launch, IPv6 deployment has grown over 3,000 percent! Now there are over 37 countries with more than 5% deployment of IPv6. In the USA, where I live, IPv6 deployment is up over 30% … sometimes close to 35%.

These are all statistics out of the new “State of IPv6 Deployment 2017” report published by colleagues of mine at the Internet Society on this fifth “Launchiversary” of World IPv6 Launch back in 2012.

A key point in the document is that enterprise networks are often the ones lagging farthest behind in deployment of IPv6. Mobile networks are far ahead in many locations, and residential broadband networks are also often very far behind.

One reasons some enterprises struggle is that they have custom applications that need to be migrated to work on IPv6. That was really the reason why I originally wrote this very short book back in 2011 – to help developers understand what they need to be thinking about to move their apps over to work on IPv6.

There are many more resources available in the time since I first wrote the book, including ARIN’s guide on “Preparing Applications for IPv6“. The key point coming out of this “State of IPv6 Deployment 2017” report today is that the time is now to make the move to IPv6!  Start the migration… NOW!

If you are trying to get your management or others in your organization to move ahead with IPv6, download this State of IPv6 Deployment 2017 report and send it around – or send the link around. Hopefully the information inside can help you make the case that the time to move to IPv6 is NOW.


An audio podcast on this topic is also available:

New “State of IPv6 Deployment 2017” Shows 3000% Growth over 5 Years

State of IPv6 coverIn the 5 years since World IPv6 Launch, IPv6 deployment has grown over 3,000 percent! Now there are over 37 countries with more than 5% deployment of IPv6. In the USA, where I live, IPv6 deployment is up over 30% … sometimes close to 35%.

These are all statistics out of the new “State of IPv6 Deployment 2017” report published by colleagues of mine at the Internet Society on this fifth “Launchiversary” of World IPv6 Launch back in 2012.

A key point in the document is that enterprise networks are often the ones lagging farthest behind in deployment of IPv6. Mobile networks are far ahead in many locations, and residential broadband networks are also often very far behind.

One reasons some enterprises struggle is that they have custom applications that need to be migrated to work on IPv6. That was really the reason why I originally wrote this short book back in 2011 – to help developers understand what they need to be thinking about to move their apps over to work on IPv6.

There are many more resources available in the time since I first wrote the book, including ARIN’s guide on “Preparing Applications for IPv6“. The key point coming out of this “State of IPv6 Deployment 2017” report today is that the time is now to make the move to IPv6!  Start the migration… NOW!

If you are trying to get your management or others in your organization to move ahead with IPv6, download this State of IPv6 Deployment 2017 report and send it around – or send the link around. Hopefully the information inside can help you make the case that the time to move to IPv6 is NOW.


An audio podcast on this topic is also available:

4th Anniversary of World IPv6 Launch Provides More Reasons To Migrate Apps to IPv6…

World IPv6 Launch logoToday is the fourth anniversary of World IPv6 Launch, where in 2012 thousands of websites and hundreds of networks permanently enabled IPv6.  I wrote about this anniversary over on CircleID and prominently mentioned that Google’s global IPv6 statistics just went over the 12% mark this past weekend.

12%!

Up from 1% just 3.5 years ago (end of 2012). That’s a very remarkable growth rate and a clear sign that the transition to IPv6 IS happening, no matter what critics may say!

Coupled with the fact that as of June 1 Apple is now requiring all iOS apps to work on an IPv6-only network… the situation is definitely clear that application developers need to understand how to make their apps work over IPv6 – and sooner rather than later.

This book was obviously written to help, but there are other resources available now to help developers.

The key point is to get started now! Before that 12% becomes 25% or 50% … and your app that only works on legacy IPv4 networks starts to have more challenges.  Do it today!


An audio commentary about this 4th Launchiversary is also available:

Swisscom Doubles IPv6 Deployment – Verizon Wireless Hits 70% IPv6

Some great news for IPv6 advocates in the latest August 2015 World IPv6 Launch measurements. As our colleague Mat Ford writes, Swisscom doubled their deployment over the past few months to near 40%!

Swisscom IPv6 statistics

Meanwhile, Verizon Wireless continues its steady climb to where the sites measuring activity are now seeing 70% IPv6 deployment from Verizon’s network:

Verizon Wireless IPv6

It continues to be fun to watch this trend line grow up and to the right!

Many more statistics are available at the World IPv6 Launch measurements page. As Mat notes, Telekom Malaysia entered the top ten networks based on the methodology used (see the bottom of the page to learn more).  Congrats to the folks there in Malaysia for making this happen!

If you want to expand your IPv6 efforts, please visit our Start Here page to find resources to help!

And if you are a network operator with IPv6 deployed, why not sign up to join into the World IPv6 Launch measurements effort?  It’s free to you and it will help us continue to understand and measure the transition to IPv6!

Celebrating The 3rd “Launchiversary” Of World IPv6 Launch

World IPv6 Launch logoThree years ago today, on June 6, 2012, the Internet fundamentally changed as IPv6 became “the new normal” for thousands of websites, hundreds of Internet service providers, many device manufacturers and in so many other systems and services.  This was all part of “World IPv6 Launch” where all those participants came together to permanently enable IPv6 for their networks, websites and devices.

Every since that time, we’ve continued to chronicle the ongoing growth of IPv6 both here on the Deploy360 blog and also on the World IPv6 Launch blog.  The ongoing World IPv6 Launch measurements continue to show the momentum happening on networks all around the world. Here’s that fantastic chart we saw last month from Verizon Wireless’ network coming in over 70% IPv6:

Verizon Wireless IPv6 measurements

The momentum keeps on building and building…  we see it in all the different IPv6 statistics sites.  Look at this chart from Google’s IPv6 stats:

Google IPv6 statsGrowing from under 1% in June 2012 to now right around 7% just three years later!

The growth in IPv6 deployment IS happening.   The supply of IPv4 addresses IS running out (see ARIN’s note that they will officially be all out shortly for North America). Companies ARE having to pay higher prices to obtain existing IPv4 addresses.

It’s happening. NOW.

If you haven’t joined with the thousands of other companies that turned on IPv6 three years ago today, NOW IS THE TIME TO BEGIN! Please visit our Start Here page to find resources focused on your role or type of organization.

Congratulations to all the companies and organizations that made the move 3 years ago and in the time since. We look forward to celebrating more “Launchiversaries”… until that time when it won’t matter any more because IPv4 will no longer be the default.

It’s time to make the move to IPv6! Please do it today!

P.S. And after you do, if you are a network operator, why not sign up with the World IPv6 Launch measurements project and we’ll start measuring the IPv6 traffic from your networks, too!

Verizon Wireless Nears 70% IPv6, AT&T Crosses 50%, More…

The latest World IPv6 Launch measurements are out for May 15 and as my colleague Mat Ford explains in a blog post, there’s a lot of great momentum happening! My attention was drawn to the fact that Verizon Wireless is at 69.1%… at their current rate they should cross over 70% by next month:

Verizon Wireless IPv6 measurements

As Mat noted, AT&T broke through the 50% IPv6 mark this month and has the kind of growth chart you love to see:

wipv6l-att-20150513

Looking at the May measurements, T-Mobile USA also continues their solid growth as do Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Telefonica del Peru.

Mat’s post also dives into some of the newer entrants such as Saudi Arabia’s Saudi Telecom Company.

All around great news to see!  IPv6 deployment is happening! :-)

If you’ve started deploying IPv6 in your network, why not sign up to have your network counted in the measurements?  It’s free and you’ll help the global technical community gain more insight into the true status of IPv6 deployment.

And if you haven’t started with IPv6 yet, please do visit our Start Here page to find resources to get going!  The time is now!

Verizon Wireless At 56% IPv6 In Latest World IPv6 Launch Measurements

Some amazing percentages of IPv6 deployment in the February 2015 World IPv6 Launch measurements. As I wrote about on the Deploy360 blog, Verizon Wireless now is showing 56% IPv6 deployment and T-Mobile USA just crossed over 50% IPv6.

Verizon Wireless IPv6 %If you read the notes on the bottom of the measurements page you can see that Google, Facebook, Akamai, LinkedIn and Yahoo! are all measuring the amount of the amount of IPv6 they are seeing to their sites and reporting that back to the World IPv6 Launch project.

The key point for application developers is that all those people on those networks will be able to natively connect over IPv6 – if your application works over IPv6.  

And a reason for caring may be… speed!

If a network is deployed with IPv6 in the main network, as I understand T-Mobile USA has now done, then connections from IPv6 clients can do directly to IPv6 servers.  But connections to legacy IPv4 services will need to go through a gateway.  Gateways typically introduce some degree of latency / delay, even at a microscopic level.

If your application works with IPv6 then you won’t need to worry about any v6/v4 gateways with any potential delays.

The reality that these measurements show is that IPv6 is very real today – will your app work over IPv6?

P.S. the goal of this book is to help! 🙂

 

Verizon Wireless At 56% IPv6 In Latest World IPv6 Launch Measurements

Some amazing percentages of IPv6 deployment in the February 2015 World IPv6 Launch measurements. As I wrote about on the Deploy360 blog, Verizon Wireless now is showing 56% IPv6 deployment and T-Mobile USA just crossed over 50% IPv6.

Verizon Wireless IPv6 %If you read the notes on the bottom of the measurements page you can see that Google, Facebook, Akamai, LinkedIn and Yahoo! are all measuring the amount of the amount of IPv6 they are seeing to their sites and reporting that back to the World IPv6 Launch project.

The key point for application developers is that all those people on those networks will be able to natively connect over IPv6 – if your application works over IPv6.  

And a reason for caring may be… speed!

If a network is deployed with IPv6 in the main network, as I understand T-Mobile USA has now done, then connections from IPv6 clients can do directly to IPv6 servers.  But connections to legacy IPv4 services will need to go through a gateway.  Gateways typically introduce some degree of latency / delay, even at a microscopic level.

If your application works with IPv6 then you won’t need to worry about any v6/v4 gateways with any potential delays.

The reality that these measurements show is that IPv6 is very real today – will your app work over IPv6?

P.S. the goal of this book is to help! :-)