Change for IP addresses in 2012
Arbor Networks study has found that 95 % of all internet protocol addresses are version 4 instead of 6. The newer version 6 represents less than 1% of IP addresses and less than .3% of internet traffic. Researchers say that it is due technical design hurdles, lack of version 6 content, and lack of economic incentives. The major flaw is that IPv6 won’t be launched until there are subscribers, but subscribers don’t want to buy until there is content which won’t happen till there are subscribers. ICANN in February of this year released the last block of IP addresses, which triggered the Obama administration to issue government directives to transition to IPv6 addresses by 2012. Scheduled for June 8 World IPv6 Day is hoping to bring to light the importance of this transition. The day will feature the first world-wide trial of IPv6 infrastructure being tested by major internet tycoons and carriers. Experts say this trial could result in major network infrastructure crashes and have help critical bugs come to light, although no one is quite sure what exactly might happen. To read up on further visit Information Week.