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IPv6 day is Wednesday, June 8th. The internet is undergoing a transition from an older data transition method IPv4 to IPv6. On this day, major websites including Google, Facebook and more will stop broadcasting via IPv4 in order to raise awareness of the switch.
In order to get a better understanding of what IPv6 is and why it matters, check out this primer. It's also worthwhile to check your preparedness and see if you're ready for the changeover. Major internet service providers are still upgrading their networks for this transition and as of yet there is no timeline for when all web sites need to be IPv6 compliant.
The problem, in short, is that new web sites created sometime this fall that only have IPv6 addresses will not be accessible to customers who are stuck on IPv4. So as a consumer, you may find yourself impacted very little as all your old web sites continue to work just as they always have. However, as a business you may find that no one is visiting your site because they are stuck on IPv4 and their machine doesn't know how to access your IPv6 web site.
If you find yourself in need of IPv4/IPv6 hosting in order to serve your web site to the world wide web, contact Metro Data at 410-667-3600 and see how we can help you.