No news is good news on World IPv6 Day

By , Network World |  Networking, IPv6

"If folks really aren't seeing the brokenness, and assuming the data holds for the rest of the experiment, then are the websites going to keep their Quad A [IPv6-based] DNS records and stop whitelisting?" McManus asks. "I hope that's what's going through their minds right now as they feel more comfortable with IPv6."

BACKGROUND: Google, Microsoft, Netflix in talks to create shared list of IPv6 users

The tech industry admits that the uneventful nature of World IPv6 Day is drawing comparisons to New Year's Eve 1999 and the threat of the Y2K bug.

"World IPv6 Day did not inspire the panic and bunker-huddling that Y2K did, but it has been as uneventful," Champagne concedes.

"It has been surprisingly boring and anticlimactic. This is a good thing," Levy sums up. "IPv6 is working the way it was meant to work. ... After today, we could see significant momentum to do a lot more IPv6 work."

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