[arin-discuss] Encouraging IPv6 Transition (From PPML)

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Wed May 16 06:00:50 EDT 2012

On May 15, 2012, at 9:42 AM, John Von Essen wrote:

> Here's an idea I'll just through out there...
> There are people (i.e. ISPs, datacenters, etc.,.) who "could" push more IPv6 usage if they were properly motivated. Take me for example, in my datacenter less then 2% of our users are using IPv6. Now, IPv6 dual stack is enabled for all our customers, but just because its enabled and we emailed them the info doesn't mean they'll use it - especially if I am unwilling to call each customer and convince them to start using the IPv6 addresses in a dual stack config.
> What would make me more willing to do that?
> Simple. Recognition on the Arin.net website with a "link" to my company. The "link" is key, because that link will help my google rank and get my company more public exposure. Thats enough incentive for me to start calling my datacenter customers and getting their dual stack configs into use.

I like this idea... I really like it a lot. (Of course, I might be biased because I think my company would be well represented in such links).

> So Arin could run a monthly or quarterly contest to find Org's that have high levels of IPv6 usage. Providers would "enter" the contest and say how people they turned up on IPv6 or converted, how many IPs with live sites behind them, etc.,. Arin would review and pick say 5 winners. Those 5 winners would get profiled on the arin.net website.

Again, I really like this idea. Since we turn up hundreds if not thousands of IPv6 users every month, I'm sure this would be good for us.

> Now this sort of happens right now with alot of the worldipv6 websites where providers can have their company name and link added as long as they can submit a working IPv6 IP and website to test, but those are new sites and dont carry alot of weight. If the Arin contest placed the 5 winners somewhere in the homepage of Arin.net - that carries alot more weight. I would total pester some of my users to use dual stack v6 so I could win and get that exposure.


These are great ideas as far as I am concerned.

(Speaking only as myself and partially in my role as an IPv6 Evangelist at Hurricane Electric. This has nothing to do with my role as an AC member whatsoever.)

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