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Say Hello To The New Internet - Launched Today

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[LEFT]You may not know it but this morning we woke up to a new internet. Internet Protocol Version 6 or[URL="http://www.worldipv6launch.org/"] IPV6 [/URL]was launched today. World IPv6 Launch represents a major milestone in the global deployment of IPv6. As the successor to the current Internet Protocol, IPv4, IPv6 is critical to the Internet's continued growth as a platform for innovation and economic development. According to[URL="http://www.businessinsider.com/ipv6-new-internet-switched-on-2012-6#ixzz1x4Iuvirp"] BusinessInsider.com[/URL], "We needed a new Internet because the old Internet was running out of IP addresses. No new addresses meant no new smartphones, or data centers or Web sites or home offices could come online. There are still billions of people in the world and tens of billions of gadgets, that need to join the Internet." The new internet is much, much larger than before. "Soon, websites and devices will ONLY be on the new Internet. You won't be able to connect to them unless your computer, network/home router, and ISP are on IPv6, too. But you probably won't have to change anything, because technologies like [URL="http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/44989"]carrier-grade network-address translation[/URL], or CGN, are helping bridge old and new." Hundreds of companies and organizations are making the switch - Google, Facebook and Time Warner Cable, to name a fewand eventually, everyone will be on the new internet.[/LEFT]
For more on the new internet see:

[URL="http://mashable.com/2012/06/05/the-internet-changes-tomorrow/"]Internet Changes Wednesday, But Most People Won't Notice
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[URL="http://www.klfy.com/story/18714713/new-internet-protocol-launches-today"]New Internet Protocol Launches Today
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[URL="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2012/06/06/154430791/ipv6-a-new-internet-expands-the-web-by-trillions-of-addresses"]IPv6: A New Internet Expands The Web By Trillions Of Addresses
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[URL="http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57448090-93/internet-lights-up-with-new-ipv6-connections/"]Internet lights up with new IPv6 connections | Internet & Media[/URL]

From The Google Blog: [URL="http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/world-ipv6-launch-keeping-internet.html"]World IPv6 Launch: Keeping the Internet growing[/URL]

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