L.root-servers.net goes IPv6

Last week IANA processed a request to add AAAA records for one of the thirteen DNS root-servers.

L.root-servers.net, operated by ICANN, became the seventh of the root servers to have it’s IPv6 address records (AAAA) added into the DNS root-zone. The addition of IPv6 service is part of ICANN’s ongoing commitment to act as a leader in enabling IPv6 services throughout the DNS.

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[via ICANN Blog]

Hurricane Electric Achieves IPv6 Milestone

Hurricane Electric, an international IPv4 and IPv6 Internet backbone, has become the first network in the world to connect over 300 IPv6 networks. IPv4 addresses will run out by 2011. Hurricane Electric has been working diligently to move IPv6 into the forefront so this fact won’t become a crisis. As part of this forward thinking push, Hurricane Electric has been running dual-stack IPv6 and IPv4 at all its locations worldwide.

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[via MarketWatch]