June 8

June 8 is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 206 days remaining until the end of the year.
2011 World IPv6 Day
During World IPv6 Day, the Internet Society (ISOC) and five anchoring companies in the United States—Akamai Technologies, FacebookGoogleLimelight Networks, and Yahoo—and more than 400 other organizations—including Huawei in China; T-Online in Germany; Telmex in Mexico; Яндекс (Yandex) in Russia; the BBC in the United Kingdom; and AOLCiscoComcastJuniper NetworksMapquestMasterCardMicrosoft, the US Department of CommerceVonage, and YouTube in the United States—enabled their networks to offer both IPv4 and IPv6 services.

In the months and weeks leading up to the event the participants worked hard on preparing their networks to support this event. The event was largely unnoticed by the general public, which is a good thing since it meant that no major problems were detected. For the Internet, however, it was a major change on a short timescale.

Following the success of the 2011 test day, the Internet Society (ISOC) carried out a World IPv6 Launch Day on June 6, 2012 which, instead of just a test day, was planned to permanently enable IPv6 for the products and services of the participants.

In July 2013, Ari Keranen and Jari Arkko of L M Ericsson Ab in Jorvas, Kirkkonummi, Finland submitted measurements that they made from the perspective of an end user with good IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity, including the number of most popular networks providing AAAA records for their service, as well as delay and connection failure statistics, to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). Their document, Some Measurements on World IPv6 Day from an End-User Perspective, became RFC 6948 (ISSN: 2070-1721).

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