Archive | March, 2011

Latest news from the NZIPv6 Task Force: it’s crunch-time for IPv4…

IANA runs out of IPv4 addresses The IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority – has allocated the last IP address blocks from the global IPv4 central address pool, ending all debates over when this would happen. Several months remain before Regional Registries consume all their remaining regional IPv4 address pools, with recent trends suggesting that […]

New Zealand IPv6 Task Force endorses procurement guidelines

The New Zealand IPv6 Task Force has given its seal of approval to two IPv6-specific procurement guidelines. The Task Force’s preferred guideline is that issued by the Tasmanian Government. However, we also endorse the more comprehensive RIPE procurement guideline as an alternative for those who require more detail. Copies of both these guidelines are available […]

New Zealand IPv6 Task Force supports World IPv6 Day

The New Zealand IPv6 Task Force announces its support for World IPv6 Day, set for 8 June 2011. There will be a number of events held on this day around the world, with major web companies coming together to enable IPv6 on their main websites for 24 hours. The Task Force is planning a […]

Broadband Forum approves IPv6 specs for CPE

The global Broadband Forum has recently approved a series of technical reports, one of which relates to IPv6 and CPE (consumer premises equipment). The Forum has also flagged IPv6 as an area of “strategic importance” for 2011. John Tanner from says the new CPE specs promise to clear a key hurdle for broadband service […]

Media Release: New Zealand IPv6 Task Force launches online Service Directory

Media Release – 21 March 2011 The New Zealand IPv6 Task Force has today launched an online Service Directory to help organisations with transition planning and adoption of IPv6 – the next generation Internet addressing protocol. The Service Directory contains a list of New Zealand-based vendors, trainers, consultants, service providers and IT integrators who have […]