June 6, 2013: Today marks the first anniversary of IPV6 launched a year back on the same day. World IPv6 Day was a technical testing and publicity event in 2011 sponsored and organized by the Internet Society. This day marks the upgrading of technology from limited IPV4 to IPV6 when many major websites & service providers enabled IPv6 support permanently.
"Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the latest revision of the Internet Protocol (IP), the communications protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes traffic across the Internet. IPv6 was developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to deal with the long-anticipated problem of IPv4 address exhaustion."
With technology gaining popularity and short coming of limited IPV4 addresses, IPV6 is a more reliable and revolutionalized form of internet supporting in its dynamics. With incredible growth of internet connected devices like smartphones, tablets, etc and people using internet as a basic commodity things have changed in the turn of the century.
With such popularity and use internet and its dynamic have also been reversed and redefined. Internet that was just limited as a tool of research today has adapted the new form of a lifestyle that is way more faster, better and interesting. Gaining such popularity the available IPv4 addresses were compositely challenging the limits of internet dynamics where the transition from IPV4 to IPV 6 was a must for ensuring better speed, infrastructure and security. IPv6 solved most of the limitations overcoming IPV4 shortcoming and enhancing the system with better security features.
But due to the bridging gaps in between IPV4 and IPV6 not being compatible, we have to transition from IPv4 to IPv6. This transition has been slow and in process from last year.