IPv6 - The Future of The Internet

The internet protocol (IP), the identification system for the internet, whose current version 4 (IPv4) is limited to only 4 billion addresses, as the system assigns a series of 4 digit numbers, ranging from 0 - 255, to every internet device has come to a point whereby the system needs more room to accommodate the next generation internet devices.

IPv6 is the next version of the internet protocol with a whopping address capacity of 128-bit against the formers 32-bit. That means, the expanded address capacity will enable the trillions of new internet addresses needed to support connectivity for the future internet devices.

June 6, marked the world IPv6 launch day, and the transition will enable the internet to continue to grow with new innovative services to be developed as more devices can now connect to the internet.

The complete transition to IPv6, definitely, may take some time as every website and ISP (Internet Service Provider) will have to make the switch. However, IPv4 will continue to operate as normal, as both the two versions will work together until IPv4 is no longer needed.

 Internet users on their part have no active contribution to make. All applications and devices will work just as they did before now. The change is only intended to make sure there are more rooms for the next generation of internet devices. Google has made available a list of FAQ for more information and guidance.
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