The IPv6 World Launch was last week and what does it mean exactly? What we are talking about here is the .com names we have available to use for WWW domains. Under the IPv4 protocol we used 32bit address space which gave us 4.3 billion possible domain names. We are running out. So by June 6th the industry standard changed to IPv6. The addresses are 128bit. Opening up 340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 domains. Also known as 340 undecillion. We won’t feel the change immediately. Most cellphones and computers are already equipped to handle the IPv6 protocol. Since Windows XP Microsoft has built OS to support v6. The biggest changes will be seen in the future with website names like “shop.bestbuy” whereas of now, we might go to “shop.bestbuy.com”. The “.com” can now become your business name or pseudonym, whatever you fancy. One can only imagine the endless possibilities with the new technology.



Source: WorldIPv6launch.org