Hurricane Electric IPv6 Update

We periodically mail out newsletters to our customers on the state of IPv6 deployment and developments/news in the field.  Be sure to watch for updates to our blog — we’ll do our best to keep you up-to-date.

IANA IPv4 Exhaustion

At a ceremony held on 3 February 2011, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) allocated the remaining last five /8s of IPv4 address space to the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) in accordance with the Global Policy for the Allocation of the Remaining IPv4 Address Space. With this action, the free pool of available IPv4 addresses is now fully depleted.

To read the full text of this announcement, please go to:

World IPv6 Day

Facebook, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) and Yahoo (NASDAQ: YHOO), websites with more than one billion combined visits each day, are joining major content delivery networks Akamai (NASDAQ: AKAM) and Limelight Networks (NASDAQ: LLNW), and the Internet Society, for the first global-scale trial of the new Internet Protocol, IPv6.  On June 8, 2011, dubbed World IPv6 Day, participants will enable IPv6 on their main services for 24 hours.  Cisco, Juniper, Hurricane Electric, and Bing have also announced their participation.

For more information, please see:

At Hurricane Electric, we’re glad to say that every day is an IPv6 day.

IPv6 Deployment Growth

The global IPv6 routing table has passed 4000 IPv6 prefixes.  Of the 37134 networks in the world running BGP, the number running IPv6 has increased to 3321, or 8.9 percent.


Hurricane Electric Updated Network Map

We’ve continued to expand our network.  Check out our newest network map here:

Hurricane Electric now has over 6000 BGP sessions with over 1600 IPv4 and IPv6 networks at 45 different exchange points in North America, Europe, and Asia.

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