With the massive deployment of Internet-related resources worldwide and the integration of IP-enabled consumer devices connected directly to the network, the issue of the depletion of IPv4 (Internet Protocol, version 4) addresses is becoming pertinent. In addition to other features, IPv6 (Internet Protocol, version 6) with its 128 bit address space is aimed at addressing the current shortage of public IPv4 addresses. However, the transition from IPv4 to IPv6 is going at a rather slow rate.
Resolution 64 ‘IP address allocation and encouraging the deployment of IPv6’ to promote awareness of the availability of IPv4 addresses and the deployment of IPv6 was adopted by ITU Member States and Sector Members during the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA-08, Johannesburg 2008), then revised during WTSA-12 Dubai 2012.
The purpose of this website is to provide information about global activities related to IPv6, thus facilitating awareness-raising of IPv6 deployment, as well as providing information related to training events being undertaken by relevant entities in the Internet community, as requested by WTSA-12 Resolution 64.
We invite contributions to Resolution 64 implementation activities, including enhancing this website. In particular, ITU Member States are invited to contribute national case studies, implementation plans, training activities, etc. as appropriate. Please send your contributions by email to: ipv6info[at]itu.int.