But then I read what is happening, and well, WTF?
It seems several major internet services (Google, Facebook, Yahoo!, Akamai and Limelight Networks) will be turning on IPv6 access for 24 hours. Other organisations are encouraged to do the same.
So lets get this straight...
- Deliberately do not set up IPv6 access now, wait until 8th June 2011
- Deliberately turn *OFF* IPv6 access on 9th June 2011
So what it will mean as an ISP? Well, Google for example is already IPv6 for all of their services for our customers because of their ISP specific DNS, so no change there on world IPv6 day. In fact, for us, the whole thing will be a non event. We could not "participate" if we wanted to, as we did this last decade.
So, 10/10 for publicity stunt, but why are people not simply turning on IPv6 now, or 10 years ago? Why wait until 8th June, and why turn it off again on the 9th?
One nice thing is a test site for IPv6 access.