IPv4 and IPv6 – What is it all about?

Newspapers, Blogs, Online Websites starting rambling their way into the newest world of IPv6. We thought we would explain in ‘non-technical’ words about what the whole story is about.

Every device that is capable of connecting to Internet from Apple Ipods to Online Websites are all given a special identifier unique to them. Infact, this website has its own IP address (231.190.203.20) which is covered by the domain name (jonah.org.nz). As Internet seems to grow only bigger each day, we are coming to a stage where there will be no more IP addresses to give out.

So they’ve decided to roll out a ‘new’ generation of Internet protocol with 4 billion times as many addresses. It’s a good thing and It simple means that we’ll all have more of those ‘cool‘ apple gadgets for ourselves in future.

Google, Facebook, and Akamai test Internet’s readiness for future!