Dear reader,

Worldwide, the number of Internet users is rapidly growing. For identifying and locating each user on the Internet,  IP addresses were developed. Currently, the expectation is however that in 2012 no more IP addresses are left to distribute which can seriously hinder the growth of the Internet.

A new protocol was developed as a solution to this problem: IPv6 protocol. Users can already implement IPv6 by replacing or modifying their software and hardware. A disadvantage is that IPv6 users are only able to communicate with other IPv6 users. At present, however, less than 1% of all internet users makes use of IPv6. Moreover, private companies are often unwilling to invest in IPv6.

This survey is designed as part of a research into the willingness to invest in IPv6 by companies. In this survey your opinion as IT professional will be asked regarding possible reasons that companies have for not investing in IPv6. If you are not familiar with the IPv6 protocol, you can read the remarks on the following page.

This survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes and is carried out by Delft University of Technology. The data and results will be treated completely anonymous.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Satiesh Bajnath & Jos Vrancken
Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management