CloudFlare’s Automatic IPv6 Gateway

Today Cloudflare is launching an Automatic IPv6 Gateway. To enable it, sign up for CloudFlare or login to your account and visit your CloudFlare Settings page.

CloudFlare.com > My websites > Settings (pull down menu) > CloudFlare settings

You can choose two options: (FULL) which will enable IPv6 on all subdomains that are CloudFlare Enabled, or (SAFE) which will automatically create specific IPv6-only subdomains (e.g., www.ipv6.yoursite.com). You do not need to change any of your DNS settings. After it is up and running, you can test your IPv6 compatibility and get a badge for your site.

Cloudflare is providing the Automatic IPv6 Gateway for free to all CloudFlare users.

Cloudflare IPv6 validation Test

Cloudflare will be rolling out IPv6 support soon. We can’t say when but we can say that they have an validation check available to check if your website supports IPv6.

You can check if your site has IPv6 capabilitys on http://cloudflare.ipv6-test.com

Oh and you can get a cool banner to put on your website:

ipv6 ready

World IPv6 Day Update

On June 8 the websites listed here will offer their content over IPv6.

The goal of World IPv6 Day is to motivate organizations across the industry – Internet service providers, hardware makers, operating system vendors and web companies – to prepare their services for IPv6 to ensure a successful transition as IPv4 addresses run out.

The following websites have joined the (growing) list of company’s that will participate in the World IPv6 day:

  • American Domain Names (www.unclesamnames.com)
  • Devoteam Genesis (www.devoteam.ch)
  • Campus Party (www.campus-party.org, www.campus-party.com.co, www.campus-party.com.br, www.campus-party.es)
  • OpenDNS (opendns.com)
  • NTT (www.ntt.net)
  • ICT Standards Advisory Council of Canada (www.isacc.ca)
  • Akanthe Solutions (www.wikisail.fr, www.wikisail.org, www.wikisail.com, www.akanthe.com, www.akanthemarine.com, www.akanthesolutions.com)
  • Tellabs (www.tellabs.com)
  • Mutali (www.mutali.rw)
  • TheHavenNet (www.thehavennet.org.uk)
  • TownNews (townnews.com)
  • IP-Only Telecommunications Network AB (www.ip-only.net, www.ip-only.com, www.ip-only.se)
  • netPR.pl sp. z o.o. (www.netpr.pl)
  • Technodyne (www.technodyne.com)
  • HostingXS BV (www.hostingxs.nl)
  • IG (www.ig.com.br)
  • Infoblox (www.infoblox.com)
  • Ericsson (www.ericsson.com)
  • New York University (www.nyu.edu)
  • Beirut Internet eXchange Point (www.beirutix.net)
  • Frequence3 (www.frequence3.fr)
  • ULAKNET (www.ulak.net.tr)
  • Ripple Communications (www.ripplecom.net)
  • XS Software JSCO (www.xs-software.com)
  • Spil Games (www.gamesgames.com, www.agame.com, www.juegos.com, www.gry.pl, www.girlsgogame.nl, www.spela.se, www.jeu.fr, www.spielen.com, www.games.co.uk, www.flashgames.ru, www.girlsgogames.it)
  • CESCA (www.cesca.cat)
  • Tata Communications (www.tatacommunications.com)
  • Sprint (www.sprint.com)
  • Orange, Moldova (www.orange.md)
  • CCABA – Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona Tech (www.ccaba.upc.edu)
  • Hostmaster Ltd (www.hostmaster.ua)
  • DetikCom (www.detik.com)
  • Alexville Games (www.alexville.com)
  • Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation (www.hkirc.hk)
  • Hong Kong Domain Name Registration (www.hkdnr.hk)
  • Förderverein Bürgernetz Landshut e.V (www.landshut.org)
  • ISACA (www.isaca.org, www.itgi.org, www.takinggovernanceforward.org)
  • RECRO-NET (www.recro-net.hr)
  • United States Department of Commerce (www.commerce.gov)
  • United States Census Bureau (www.census.gov)
  • National Technical information Service (www.ntis.gov)
  • IT-mästaren MItt AB (www.itmastaren.se)
  • tw telecom (www.twtelecom.com)
  • Hage Hosting (www.ipv6world.nl)
  • Hostpoint (www.hostpoint.ch)
  • United States Office of Personnel Management (www.buffalo.feb.gov, www.sanantonio.feb.gov, www.newmexico.feb.gov, www.cincinnati.feb.gov, www.minnesota.feb.gov, www.pittsburgh.feb.gov, www.detroit.feb.gov, www.philadelphia.feb.gov, www.houston.feb.gov, www.newark.feb.gov, www.lmrcouncil.gov, www.pmf.gov, www.usalearning.gov)
  • Turkcell (www.turkcell.com.tr)
  • National Telecommunications and Information Administration (www.ntia.doc.gov)
  • NIC Chile (www.nic.cl, www.ipv6.cl)
  • Dualtec Cloud Solutions (www.dualtec.com.br)
  • Nomer Registre com segurança (www.nomer.com.br)
  • United States Federal Aviation Administration (www.faa.gov)
  • cPanel Inc. (www.cpanel.net)
  • Level 3 Communications (www.level3.com)
  • adm-host (www.adm-host.com)
  • Netnam (www.netnam.vn)
  • Fleeman Anderson Bird Corp (www.fab-corp.com)
  • Superonline (www.superonline.com)
  • Hong Kong Cyberport Management Ltd (www.cyberport.hk)
  • Marshall University (www.marshall.edu)
  • Cyber Internet Services (Pvt.) Ltd (www.cyber.net.pk)
  • F5 Networks (www.f5.com)
  • Telcordia (www.telcordia.com)
  • Neustar Inc. (www.neustar.biz, www.ultradns.com, www.webmetrics.com, www.quova.com)
  • Melbourne IT Group (www.melbourneit.info)
  • BBN Technologies (www.bbn.com)
  • Campaya (www.campaya.co.uk)
  • Spain-holiday (www.spain-holiday.com)
  • Microsoft Xbox (www.xbox.com)
  • Subsecretaria de Telecomunicaciones de Chile (www.subtel.cl)
  • National Library of Medicine (www.nlm.nih.gov)
  • Alternative to IPv6 in the Works

    The global migration to IPv6 has been slow coming. Even as the last few remaining chunks of IPv4 address space are being allocated, many organizations around the world are just now beginning to look at IPv6. And what they’re finding often isn’t pretty: mediocre application support, security issues, and really long addresses that are hard to rattle off. It has been estimated that a significant move toward IPv6 won’t be seen for at least five years, and IPv6 won’t be on par with its predecessor for at least another ten.

    This got some people within the IETF thinking about an alternative to the new protocol. Realizing that the primary goal of IPv6 was to provide an increased address space, they began to reconsider whether an entirely new protocol was really necessary in the first place. Still in its infancy, work is underway on a new IETF draft which ditches IPv6 altogether in favor of a simple extension to its predecessor: IPv4.1.

    More on http://packetlife.net/blog/2011/apr/1/alternative-ipv6-works/

    Microsoft in the market for second-hand IPv4

    Nortel, in bankruptcy, sells IPv4 address block for $7.5 million.

    The March 23 edition of the Dow Jones Daily Bankruptcy Report has reported that Nortel’s block of 666,624 IPv4’s was sold for $7.5 million – a price of $11.25 per IP address. The buyer of the addresses was Microsoft. More information is in its filing in a Delware bankruptcy court. Now the interesting question becomes, does the price of IPv4s go up or down from here?

    Source: Internet Governance Project

    World IPv6 Day Update

    On June 8 the websites listed here will offer their content over IPv6.

    The goal of World IPv6 Day is to motivate organizations across the industry – Internet service providers, hardware makers, operating system vendors and web companies – to prepare their services for IPv6 to ensure a successful transition as IPv4 addresses run out.

    The following websites have joined the (growing) list of company’s that will participate in the World IPv6 day:

  • Urban Dictionary
  • Daily Kos
  • Comcast
  • Netcetera
  • Miniclip
  • Midland Computers
  • Internet2
  • CANARIE Inc.
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Laurentian University
  • Huawei
  • Interop Tokyo 2011
  • Seznam.cz
  • Shazzle, LLC
  • Bangzoom Software Inc
  • Telkom Indonesia
  • HTTrack
  • LUNS Ltd.
  • A10 Networks
  • Radius Gateway
  • DynamicInternet.com
  • mihostcgi
  • Verisign