What to do on June 6th / IPv6 Launch day?

June 6th, 2012 is the “World IPv6 Launch” day: see http://www.worldipv6launch.org/

As it stands, it is presented as mainly oriented toward ISPs and hardware makers, giving the impression that home users are not concerned.

Actually IPv6 has begun deployment years ago, but has failed so far to be on the radar of most organizations, slowing its adoption.

So let’s get things straight, you can participate from your home:

  • if your home ISP doesn’t yet provide you with IPv6 connectivity yet, he will have to, in the not-too-distant future. Call them and ask them when!
  • if your home ISP does already provide you with IPv6, activate it on your Internet connection and on your computer! In France, Free Telecom and Nerim already have been providing IPv6 connectivity for years.
  • if you run a personal server, activate IPv6 on it if available, and if not, ask for support!

It may be a little too soon to pester mobile phone operators (3G and 4G) to get IPv6 connectivity from them. They are telcos, after all… but if you feel like it, don’t hesitate to ask them, too, what their IPv6 deployment schedule is.

For French users, the G6 association has a nice set of resources on IPv6: http://g6.asso.fr/

2 thoughts on “What to do on June 6th / IPv6 Launch day?”

  1. @Olive: wow! Didn’t know that. Thanks for the information! Hope that will come to France soon…

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