Google, Yahoo & Bing To Test IPv6 Tomorrow, June 8th

Jun 7, 2011 • 9:09 am | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

IPv6 BadgeGoogle announced that .05% of you may have issues (i.e. slowness) accessing Google tomorrow due to it being World IPv6 Day.

World IPv6 Day is when the major internet companies, including Google, Yahoo, Bing and others, switch over their systems to support the IPv6 protocol. Google said 99.95% will have no clue anything changes but .05% of you may experience slowness using Google, Gmail, YouTube and other sites like Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Bing, Microsoft and so on.

How do you know if your ISP supports IPv6? Google has a test site that can let you know prior to tomorrow.

Here are screen shots of pass and fails for the above test:

IPv6 Pass

IPv6 Fail

For more details on this, see the help document.

In the past we discussed IPv6 SEO and IPv6 with Google Webmaster Tools.

Forum discussion at Google Blogoscoped Forums.

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Comments:

Craig Timmins

06/08/2011 08:08 am

It will certainly be interesting to see the results of this test. Thanks for keeping us updated Barry.

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