One-Stop Website Explains Everything You Need to Know About the New Internet Protocol, IPv6



    
    - Internet Growth and Innovation Depends on Continued Availability of IP
      Addresses

    - Over 800 European Organisations Give Their Support to the "IPv6 Act
      Now" Statement to Urge Speedy and Efficient Adoption of IPv6
    

    AMSTERDAM, May 20 /CNW/ - The RIPE NCC, the not-for-profit organisation
that supports the infrastructure of the Internet, launches the IPv6 Act Now
website today. With an Internet community position statement on IPv6 supported
by over 800 organisations, the website explains the new Internet protocol in
terms that everyone can understand. It also urges adoption of IPv6 by all
organisations integral to the Internet's infrastructure.
    The website, http://www.ipv6actnow.org, shows support for the RIPE IPv6
position statement from an exhaustive list of high profile technology and
telecoms brands and governments alongside commercial and not-for-profit
organisations.
    The website is designed to appeal to everyone with an interest in IPv6,
from network engineers to company directors, from law enforcement agencies to
government representatives and civil society. Site content is updated
regularly and includes:

    
    -  Expert education, advice and opinion
    -  The latest relevant news stories
    -  Written and video content from Internet community leaders
    -  Current IPv4 exhaustion/IPv6 uptake statistics
    -  European Commission updates
    -  Information on IPv6 distribution policies
    -  Useful links to other sources of IPv6 information
    -  A forum for everyone to share experiences, ask questions and find
       answers.
    

    The video section launches with contributions from APNIC, the Regional
Internet Registry (RIR) for the Asia Pacific region, and the RIPE NCC.
    "The IPv6 Act Now website is for everyone with an interest in the
long-term growth and success of the Internet; for anyone seeking information
to help guide them through the deployment of IPv6 in their network," comments
Axel Pawlik, Managing Director, the RIPE NCC. He continues, "Multi-stakeholder
cooperation is essential for the continued growth and success of the Internet.
The support for the RIPE community's IPv6 position statement demonstrates the
willingness of public and private sector organisations to work together to
deploy IPv6 sooner rather than later."
    One of the world's five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), the RIPE NCC
is launching the site as a resource directory for all stakeholders to aid the
adoption of IPv6.

    (*) A full list of the RIPE community's IPv6 position statement supporters
can be found at: http://www.ipv6actnow.org/statement.




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