IPv6 Day problems for Facebook, Google etc

Today is IPv6 Day and some of you may be having problems getting on Facebook, Google, Yahoo or Bing, along with 400 hundred other websites. This day is being used as a test in order to tackle an issue with the Internet and move over to the new Internet Protocol version 6. The reason of this is due to the fact that IPv4 address space looks as though it will run out next year.

Only one million Internet users are expected to have an issue today, but it is a small price to pay. There will also be a few other issues as well, such as Internet downtime or websites running slower than usual. It is hoped that after these tests we will be ready to move over to IPv6, as it has the ability to use an address space four billion times larger than the current version.

There are those of you who will be wondering if you are one of the million Internet users being affected by this; thankfully PCWorld has created a troubleshooting guide for you. However, if you just want to know if you will have trouble, then should visit Once there the site will be able to check to see if your connection is working ok.

Do not worry if your connection has failed IPv6, as there is still plenty of time before the standard is upgraded. The one thing to remember is not to panic if you are unable to connect to a website today, as chances are it is more an issue with the website you are on and not today’s test.

Are you experiencing an issue on IPv6 Day?

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Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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