IPv6 Support Coming To Google Webmaster Tools

Google has confirmed they are working on upgrading Google Webmaster Tools to support IPv6 Web sites.
Complete info at SERoundtable.

Looking back at 2010

The year 2010 was perhaps the last year we will see without significant progress around IPv6. Here are some of (IMHO) the top 10 IPv6 related stories in 2010. Did I miss any significant story? Please comment.

1. Google turns on IPv6 for Youtube
Google turns on Ipv6 for YouTube at 28 January of 2010. Service providers around the globe are seeing a significant increase in Ipv6 traffic.

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Google Adds Blogger/Blogspot to IPv6 Partner Program

Google has enabled IPv6 support (if you are a partners in their IPv6 Program) for their blogger/blogspot service.

[email protected]:~$ host googleblog.blogspot.com
googleblog.blogspot.com is an alias for blogspot.l.google.com.
blogspot.l.google.com has address
blogspot.l.google.com has IPv6 address 2a00:1450:8005::84

Its good to see Google adding IPv6 support to more and more services for partners in their IPv6 Program. Now lets hope they will offer it to the public soon because it is about time!

Thanks Mark Schouten from Tuxis Internet Engineering for reporting this on IRC!

Google finally indexing the IPv6 internet

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. 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!

Suggest IPv6 for Google mail

Did you know Google has a Product Ideas for Google website? Perhaps we can raise some awareness how badly we like to have IPv6 support.

So please help out and vote for the following idea:

IPv6 support for Google Mail / Gmail

App Engine joins the Google over IPv6 Program

The Google over IPv6 program allows ISPs with good connectivity to request IPv6 access for most Google services. In about a week, we’ll be adding Google App Engine and the appspot.com domain to this program. This means that all App Engine apps will become accessible over IPv6 to anyone participating in the program!

For most people, this won’t require any changes to your code at all. If your App Engine code reads os.environ[“REMOTE_ADDR”] in Python, or HttpServletRequest.getRemoteAddr() in Java, be aware that this value may be an IPv4 address, like “”, or an IPv6 address, like “2001:db8::1”. Now is the time to verify that your code doesn’t make any IPv4-specific assumptions, so that your IPv6-ready users will have a seamless transition.

More info on http://googleappengine.blogspot.com