The day is a global event that marks the official transition from IPv4 to IPv6, when Internet service providers (ISPs), home networking equipment manufacturers and web companies around the world permanently enable IPv6 for their products and services.
Based on the success of the World IPv6 Day test last year the Internet Society (ISOC) has decreed that the IPv6 standard is now set to go live permanently. At midnight Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) on 6th June participating website operators will enable IPv6 connectivity persistently. Participating network operators and ISPs also need to commit that 1% of their subscribers will be enabled for IPv6 Internet accessibility. These guidelines provide an incentive for vendors, ISPs and their customers to upgrade and enjoy the benefits extended by IPv6 connectivity.
D-Link is supporting the launch event with several customer premise equipment (CPE) routers certified for use over IPv6 ready networks on launch day. There are currently more than 31 D-Link CPE devices certified with the IPv6 Ready Logo, the company said. All present-generation consumer routers support dual stack and v4/v6 tunnelling mechanisms. Furthermore, several D-Link IP surveillance cameras and wireless PowerLine models are IPv6 certified â€“ making them the world’s first IPv6 Ready PowerLine AP and PowerLine router.
“With available IPv4 addresses rapidly running out, the sooner mass migration to IPv6 gets underway, the better. We are passionate about ensuring that consumers and businesses are ready for the switch. D-Link is actively encouraging enterprises and consumers to adopt certified technology so they are prepared for a successful transition,” said Harrison Albert, regional director at D-Link Middle East and Africa.
Having supported IPv6 since 2006, D-Link is one of the major networking vendors actively promoting the new Internet Protocol and is the first major networking equipment vendor to pass UNH-IOL interoperability testing in late 2011. All new D-Link routers now ship with the ‘IPv6 Ready Phase II’ certification and logo.