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ipv4 exhaustion
IP addresses are running out.

2020Media IPv6 Deployment Information

An IPv4 address is assigned to your computer each time you go online (e.g. It is a unique online identifier made up of four number groupings and allows you to communicate with other computers around the world; not unlike a phone number for voice calls.
There are now so many electronic devices connected to the internet, that these numbers are running out. Some predictions put that date as soon as 2012, so it's important the we're ready with the replacement addressing system, called IPv6.

What is IPv6?

IPv6 is not only longer but also more secure by design. They are 128bits long, written in hexadecimal and separated by colons; for example:

  • 2ffe:1800:3525:3:200:f8ff:fe21:67cf
Ipv6 address types
Download the PDF

Downloada handy PDF guide to IPv6 Address types, produced by RIPE NCC in cooperation with ICANN.

2020Media's IPv6 Plan

2020Media will offer IPv6 addresses to all it's customers, both hosting and connectivity. We will rollout the IPv6 addresses in stages over the next two years, making sure each stage is tested and restested before deployment.

Deployment Rollout Plan (provisional)

  • Core Network Infrastructure
  • Shared Hosting Accounts
  • Business Broadband
  • Dedicated Server and Co-location
  • SOHO Broadband

IPv6 is a big challenge to any organisation and requires complex risk assesment and project planning. 2020Media looks forwarding to deploying IPv6 across the network and would be delighted to hear from customers who'd like to take up the service early. The 2020Media blog is a good place to get the latest news and updates.

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