New IPv6 allocation for Anchor

May 14, 2009 Technical, General

As mentioned on this blog a few times before, we’re committed to getting IPv6 happening at Anchor. While the live rollout date is probably still a while away, we have at least begun making some inroads on the progress. Today we received our IPv6 allocation from APNIC:


That equates to about 2^96 IP addresses, roughly 10^28 or 79228162514264337593543950336. Quite a mind-boggling number. We’ll continue our research, documentation, testing and will let you know when we are ready to start handing out live addresses. Until then, if you are a customer or would like to be, please let us know you are interested in IPv6, as there are still not too many hosting companies who are using it. Amazing, given IPv4 addresses will run out in a couple of years at best.