World IPv6 Day

World IPv6 day is on June 8, 2011. On this date for 24 hours, many major IPv4-only sites will be temporarily offering their content over IPv6. Some of them have already adopted IPv6, but are not publishing AAAA records for their primary well-known domain. For example:

However, on world IPv6 day the well-known names will have IPv6 and IPv4 (commonly referred to as dual-stacking) for 24 hours. The goal of this test is to motivate internet service providers, hardware makers, operating system vendors and web companies to prepare their services for IPv6. This is critical to ensure a successful transition from IPv4.

Roller Network already provides dual-stack IPv6 services for our websites and all major services. Every day is IPv6 day for us, and our customers can rest assured that our service is standard production quality and not a “beta” or “test”. We’ve carefully selected upstream providers that can provide dual-stack IPv6, so we’re proud to say that Roller Network has a fully dual-stack native network – from border to core and core to edge. All of our customers from free Secondary DNS to colocation, hosting and wireless internet have IPv6 capabilities. For more information see the ISOC World IPv6 Day page.

Here’s a handful of test sites (in no particular order) you can use to test your IPv6 readiness: