World IPv6 Day – Next Generation of Internet was successfully tested!

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Reposted from the Official Microsoft Blog World IPv6 Day took place on June 8, 2011 and was a resounding success. IPv6 is the next generation of the Internet Protocol, and defines how computers communicate and address each other across networks. The current version of the Internet Protocol, IPv4, is not able to support the growing number of devices connected to the Internet. This concern, amongst other issues, is driving the…

Decision Point: Bing Tests IPv6 Beginning Today

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As we announced in February, Bing and other major web sites are joining together to participate in World IPv6 Day, this Wednesday, June 8 2011. IPv6 connectivity will be operational beginning this evening at 5:00 p.m. PT and end tomorrow, June 8, at the same time. During this time, we will enable world-wide IPv6 connectivity to www.bing.com . Consumers with IPv6 Internet capabilities will automatically access Bing via IPv6. This…

World IPv6 Day: Bing taking decisions to the next generation of the Internet

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Earlier today, IANA, the international body responsible for distributing Internet addresses, completed its final allocation of IPv4 addresses. IPv4 has been the primary communication protocol for the Internet for more than 20 years, so this final allocation marks the end of an era, to the extent the brief history of the Internet can be categorized this way. Considering the rapid proliferation of personal computers, smartphones, networked appliances, and other connected…