Internet Society of Australia encourages country's ISPs, businesses to take part in World IPv6 day

With a number of large global service providers, including Sprint (NYSE: S) and NTT (NYSE: NTT), participating in World IPv6 day the Internet Society of Australia (ISOC-AU) believes the country's businesses and ISPs should also participate.

While Australian alternative service provider Internode is going to participate, Narelle Clark, VP of ISOC-AU, has encouraged other government departments, media companies, healthcare providers, education institutions, and internet service providers to take part in the event.

"We're asking that the content and service providers open their 'front doors' to IPv6," Clark said in a Computerworld Australia article. "Enable their server infrastructure, either on a permanent or temporary basis, put an IPv6 AAAA record into their name servers (DNS), let us know they're participating, and keep an eye on things during the day, we have lined up some partners to assist if they cannot do it themselves."

As a collaborative effort, Clark said that if an ISP or business does not want to publicly announce their involvement in IPv6 day, they should still tell ISOC-AU they are participating so they can provide them with measurement tools.

Since most consumers aren't familiar with the IPv6 protocol, ISOC-AU has advised participating companies to have instructions available on their websites or have IPv6 customer technicians on hand that they can call if they have trouble.

For more:
- Computerworld Australia has this article

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