January 11, 2013 archive

Tech Matters: Big Changes In The IPv6 Landscape

World IPv6 Launch logoWhat kind of growth did we see for IPv6 in 2012?  What did we see in terms of adoption of IPv6 within various industries?  Yesterday our colleague Phil Roberts outlined his view on the “Big Changes In The IPv6 Landscape in 2012“. Phil  wrote about many of the changes that happened over 2012, particularly with World IPv6 Launch in June.  Here are some of the major developments he saw:

Today, ten percent of the Alexa Top 1000 websites are now enabled with IPv6 and large access networks have enabled IPv6 for their end users, according to measurements we made for World IPv6 Launch.

Four of the five largest websites in the world – Google, Facebook, YouTube, Yahoo!, and Wikipedia – all serve IPv6 from their main websites today. In addition, content distribution networks like Limelight and Akamai are providing services to their customers to enable IPv6 hosted content, and hosting companies are making it possible for hosted websites to use IPv6 as well. The three largest web-hosting companies in Germany serve IPv6 for all their hosted websites.

Also at the end of 2012, there were significant deployments in access networks. AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and Comcast in North America, RCS&RDS in Romania, CTC and Softbank in Japan, XS4ALL in the Netherlands, Swisscom in Switzerland, DT in Germany, and Internode in Australia all began enabling IPv6 for their end users, all without the end users needing to configure anything in their networks, and in fact, probably, most not even knowing they are using IPv6.

All of which is excellent news!  Phil goes on to talk about Google’s measurement of over 1% of their traffic coming in over IPv6 and also the World IPv6 Launch measurements site that contains links to a variety of the sites measuring IPv6 traffic on an ongoing basis.

2012 was a great year for IPv6 – and now it’s time to continue building on that momentum.  Have you deployed IPv6 yet for your network(s)? Is your website accessible over IPv6?  Are your DNS entries available over IPv6?

If not… how can we help you?  Check out our basic IPv6 information or our list of IPv6 resources to get started.  And if you can’t find what you are looking for, please let us know and we’ll be glad to help you.

Let’s make 2013 and even better year for IPv6!

Still Time To Submit A DNSSEC Speaking Proposal for ICANN 46 in Beijing

As we mentioned previously, there will be another DNSSEC Deployment Workshop on April 10, 2013, as part of ICANN 46 in Beijing, China.

The program committee is still open to receiving proposals if you would like to be considered for the agenda.

These DNSSEC workshops at ICANN meetings are outstanding places to meet with people involved in DNSSEC deployment and to present ideas, case studies, new tools and more.

See our earlier article for a full list of the kinds of topics for which the program committee is seeking proposals.  If you have a DNSSEC-related idea for a talk that doesn’t fit into those areas, don’t be afraid to submit it as the program committee provides that list for guidance.

The workshop agenda is filling up quickly… but there is still room for a few more speaking slots if you get a proposal in soon.  You need to send your proposal to dnssec-beijing@shinkuro.com by January 15th to be considered.

And if you don’t want to present but are interested in attending, if you can get yourself to Beijing attendance at the DNSSEC Deployment Workshop is free.  The event will also be live-streamed out so you will be able to watch it remotely.

Join the Google+ "IP Communications & VoIP" Community

Googleplus ipcomms voipWant to connect with others interested in the bleeding edge of IP communications and VoIP? Want to exchange links or engage in discussions with people interested in these topics? If you are a Google+ user (as I am), there is now the new "Communities" feature and Randy Resnick of VUC fame has set up a new Google+ community on "IP Communications & VoIP" at:

Given that Randy is very active on Google+, this community is also very active, both through Randy's posts as well as the comments and posts of others. I've already learned a good bit from a couple of the discussions that have occurred there.

There are other Google+ communities that you might find interesting, too, such as those related to DNSSEC and IPv6, but Randy's is a great one for VoIP / IP communications / UC topics. Check it out and join in the conversations....

Plus, if you haven't checked out the VUC calls that occur each Friday at noon US Eastern, they, too, are definitely worth listening to and participating in.

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