World IPv6 Day will take place on June 8, 2011
When the internet was first developed in 1977, APRA chose to use a 32-bit address format - this addressing system is called IPv4 and provides 4 billion addresses for internet websites.
These addresses are now almost completely exhausted so ISPs have been taking steps to upgrade to a new protocol called IPv6.
IPv6 will provide 340,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 addresses (ie 340 undecillion) - which should be enough for the short term!
To help assist in this transition, the Internet Society has organised World IPv6 Day on June 8 2011. Major organisations such as Google, Facebook, Discover Me Design and Yahoo will take part in a 24 hour 'test flight' in a bid to prepare their services for IPv6 and help communicate the transition.
To find out whether you are ready to migrate to IPv6 - click here : Test your IPv6 connectivity
If you would like to actively participate in World IPv6 Day and assist in the transition to the new internet please click here : Participate in World IPv6 Day