NZ IPv6 Task Force backs World IPv6 Day

The New Zealand IPv6 Task Force fully supported World IPv6 Day,
registering with ISOC as a “participating organisation”

World IPv6 Day, also known as “Test Drive Day”, was an event sponsored and organised by the Internet Society (ISOC) and several large content providers to test public IPv6 deployment.

World IPv6 Day ran over 24 hours, from 00:00 to 23:59 UTC (from 12 Noon NZT) on June 8, 2011

The goal of World IPv6 Day was to motivate organisations across the industry – Internet service providers, hardware makers, operating system vendors and web companies – to prepare their services for IPv6 to ensure a successful transition as IPv4 addresses run out.

On 8 June, 2011, Google, Facebook, Yahoo!, Akamai and Limelight Networks were amongst some of the major organisations that offered their content over IPv6 for a 24-hour “test flight”.

Information about the Task Force’s World IPv6 Day activities is available below.

Technical Convenor Dean Pemberton spoke on World IPv6 Day
On World IPv6 Day, the Task Force’s Technical Convenor Dean Pemberton spoke at a REANNZ Video Seminar entitled ”IPv6 through the crystal ball. What a future with IPv6 might look like’.

IPv6 Readiness Surveys – 2011

In the lead-up to World IPv6 Day the New Zealand IPv6 Task Force repeated its survey of IPv6 readiness in New Zealand. The survey of the MIS100 provides a valuable reference point in understanding the state of IPv6 readiness in New Zealand. This was the third time the survey had been conducted.

A summary of the preliminary results is available below, with comprehensive comparative results to be made available at the CIO Summit and NetHui events in late-June:
2011 New Zealand IPv6 Readiness Survey – preliminary results

In addition, a survey of service providers was begun, with ISPs and carriers being surveyed as to their preparations around the IPv6 addressing scheme. 

TelstraClear IPv6-enabling websites
On World IPv6 Day Task Force member TelstraClear made its main websites (,, accessible via IPv6. It also assisted with enabling IPv6 on the Flybuys website.

Gen-i launches dual-stack test page
ICT services firm Gen-i (on behalf of Task Force member Telecom) launched a target dual-stack test webpage for World IPv6 Day, along with a link to an information page –

New Zealand Government IPv6 websites – updated list
Just in time for World IPv6 Day the New Zealand Government updated its list of websites that have quad A records. To view the list click here.

IPv6-enabled webcam – the rise of the new sun on World IPv6 Day
On World IPv6 Day (8 June, New Zealand Time), an IPv6-enabled webcam live-streamed the dawn of the new day from the town of Gisborne on New Zealand’s East Coast.

The webcam was proudly brought to you by IPv6 Task Force members FX Networks and Fujitsu NZ.

New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs supports World IPv6 Day
The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) has a dual stack pilot proof of concept web site designed to demonstrate and show leadership on how New Zealand government websites can be accessible to the IPv6 Internet.

DIA is encouraging government agencies to plan for IPv6 and to make their publically available websites IPv6 accessible.  A key business risk identified by DIA is, by doing nothing, users of New Zealand Government websites both national and international, may not be able to access government public websites.

Further IPv6 accessible govt web sites can be found here

Can you reach IPv6-only websites?
Check your connectivity using the ‘IPv6 Check’ widget on the Task Force’s homepage.

NZ Tech Podcast interviews Task Force Convenor Dr Murray Milner on World IPv6 Day

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