Home / Blogs

Happy World IPv6 Launchiversary! Two Years Of Remarkable IPv6 Growth

Dan York

Happy Launchiversary! It's been two years since World IPv6 Launch in 2012, the day many major Internet Service Providers (ISPs), home networking equipment manufacturers, and web companies around the world started permanently enabling IPv6 for their products and services.

In the last two years, participation and interest in IPv6 has only grown. Today nearly 250 network operators around the world are participating in World IPv6 Launch measurements, and we continue to see increased IPv6 deployment by network operators, websites, and home router vendors. (Read some of the recent case studies.)

What is remarkable is that this is the fourth straight year that IPv6 use on the global Internet has doubled!

Even more, in some cases we are seeing dramatic increases in IPv6 usage, such as the recent measurement of Verizon Wireless' network having over 50% IPv6 deployment! We are now well beyond the "IF we ever deploy IPv6" phase of even a few years ago.

All this week over at the Internet Society we have been celebrating the Launchiversary with blog posts, social media activities, and a great amount of new deployment content.

Here are some of our activities:

The World IPv6 Launch site includes a new IPv6 infographic that explains the progress we've made over the last two years and a blog post observing how v6 has grown measurably in the last two year.

Our Internet Technology Matters blog has a few posts covering where we started, where we are now, and where we're going.

Our Deploy360 Programme has been publishing a great amount of new content including new IPv6 case studies, videos, and presentations with real-world examples from organizations that have deployed IPv6. Some of the blog posts include:

I encourage all of you to (a) follow along with the World IPv6 Launch, Internet Technology Matters, and Deploy360 blogs and social media properties, and (b) share the information with your own circles. If you are a network operator, you can also still join World IPv6 Launch and participate in the IPv6 measurements program!

And… if you can you do one thing today to help with IPv6 deployment, PLEASE ASK YOUR ISP WHAT THEIR PLAN IS FOR IPv6 if they do not already offer it! And if your ISP does offer IPv6 but you haven't yet made the transition with your network, please check out our "Start Here" pages to explore how you can get started with deploying IPv6.

Thanks, and Happy Launchiversary — may we see even more IPv6 deployment growth between now and the third Launchiversary next year!

By Dan York, Author and Speaker on Internet technologies - and on staff of Internet Society. Dan is employed as a Senior Content Strategist with the Internet Society but opinions posted on CircleID are entirely his own. Visit the blog maintained by Dan York here.

Related topics: Internet Protocol, IPv6


Don't miss a thing – get the Weekly Wrap delivered to your inbox.


To post comments, please login or create an account.

Related Blogs

Related News

Explore Topics

Dig Deeper

Mobile Internet

Sponsored by Afilias Mobile & Web Services

IP Addressing

Sponsored by Avenue4 LLC

DNS Security

Sponsored by Afilias


Sponsored by Verisign

Promoted Posts

Buying or Selling IPv4 Addresses?

ACCELR/8 is a transformative IPv4 market solution developed by industry veterans Marc Lindsey and Janine Goodman that enables organizations buying or selling blocks as small as /20s to keep pace with the evolving demands of the market by applying processes that have delivered value for many of the largest market participants. more»

Industry Updates – Sponsored Posts

Avenue4 Helps IPv4 Sellers and Buyers Gain Market Access, Overcome Complexities

Introduction to ACCELR/8 - Fast Lane to the IPv4 Market

Avenue4 Launches ACCELR/8, Transforming the IPv4 Market with Automated Order-Driven Trading

Dyn Partners with the Internet Systems Consortium to Host Global F-Root Nameservers

Afilias Partners With Internet Society to Sponsor Deploy360 ION Conference Series Through 2016

How Does Dyn Deliver on Powering the Internet? By Investing in Standards Organizations Like the IETF

Dyn Adds Chris Griffiths As New VP of Labs

New Nixu Solution Slashes Cloud Application Delivery Times from Weeks to Milliseconds

Domain Name Registrations Pass 233 Million in the First Quarter Of 2012

Automate IPAM Set-up with Nixu NEE 1.3 Series

Nominum selected as 2012 AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Company

Nominum Releases New Version of Carrier-Grade DHCP Software for Telecom Providers

Nominum Survey of World's Leading ISPs Shows Nearly 60% of ISPs Plan to Roll-Out IPv6 by End of 2012

Nominum Sets New Record for Network Speed and Efficiency

Implementing a Cyber-Security Code of Conduct: Real-Life Lessons From Australia (Webinar)

Nominum and Nixu Software to Deliver Centralized DNS and DHCP Management Solution

Nixu NameSurfer 7.2 Strikes Rich at Dojo

DotConnectAfrica Participates at ICANN 43 In Costa Rica, the "Rich Coast"

Nominum Launches World's First Purpose-Built Suite of DNSā€Based Solutions for Mobile Operators

Is IPv6 the New Y2K? (Primer)