New Internet addresses tested on World IPv6 Day
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Online organisations around the world are today testing(IPv6) — a new system of Internet addresses hoped to resolve the issue of the present system being at capacity. is checking everything works as planned.
The current Internet a twelve-digit address and allows for 4.3 billion combinations. With these exhausted, IPv6 is designed to increase the limit 340 undecillion — that's 340 trillion trillion trillion.standard was set up in the 1980s; it gives everything on the
Major websites including services run by Google, Facebook, and Yahoo! are taking part in the test, switching their content to use the new system. Facebook predicts 99.97% of users to be unaffected and Google anticipates 99.5% will not encounter problems. The remainder may encounter slow page loading.
- Liz Hobday. "Web users await success of IPv6 day" — , June 8, 2011
- "Today is World IPv6 Day, global test of plan to thwart Internet address shortage" — , June 8, 2011