Some good IPv6 news from Google

As of 18th of June (perhaps sooner) the Googlebot has been indexing websites via IPv6:

2001:4860:4801:1109:0:6006:1300:b075 – - [18/Jun/2010:08:46:05 +0200] “GET /robots.txt HTTP/1.1″ 200 69 “-” “Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +http://www.google.com/bot.html)”
2001:4860:4801:1109:0:6006:1300:b075 – - [18/Jun/2010:09:47:01 +0200] “GET /robots.txt HTTP/1.1″ 200 69 “-” “Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +http://www.google.com/bot.html)”
2001:4860:4801:1109:0:6006:1300:b075 – - [18/Jun/2010:10:48:06 +0200] “GET /robots.txt HTTP/1.1″ 200 69 “-” “Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +http://www.google.com/bot.html)”

In the logs of Fix6 i can find these request from the 18th June up until the 19th of July.

The IP is from the Google IPv6 range and resolves to:

5.7.0.b.0.0.3.1.6.0.0.6.0.0.0.0.9.0.1.1.1.0.8.4.0.6.8.4.1.0.0.2.ip6.arpa domain name pointer crawl-2001-4860-4801-1109-0000-6006-1300-b075.googlebot.com.

And that reverse back the the IPv6 address. So its a Googlebot with only IPv6 connectivity!

This is some very good news! Keep up the good work Google!