SixXS::Sunset 2017-06-06

SixXS has sunset

Please see our Sunsetting SixXS document for more details.

Currently SixXS is not accepting signups, nor tunnel or subnet requests.

We are doing this action to ensure that instead of going the easy way of using our service for IPv6 connectivity, you instead Call your ISP for IPv6.

This in the hope that they finally realize that it is 2016 already, that IPv6 is 20 years old, IPv4 adresses have run out, and that they really should have deployed IPv6 natively to their users during the last decade instead of waiting till the very last moment.

The 'Internet Protocol, Version 6 (IPv6) Specification' codified in RFC1883 is from the 1st of December 1995, which is now already 20 years ago. RFC1883 was the first formal specification of the 6th version of an Internet Protocol. This thus makes IPv6 20 years old and ready to drink as any other well aged whisky. With another milestone year around the corner: two-thousand-IPv6-teen we hopefully will be seeing mass IPv6 deployment at every ISP in the world.

If your ISP does not have IPv6 today, and does not have a plan to get native IPv6 to your doorstep in the next few months, we can only suggest to jump ship and find a new ISP as they have been slacking behind for a decade already where RIR address space has been available. Two full decades if you include the good old 6bone times where lots of people around the world where experimenting with IPv6 already.

To push IPv6 over the edge at ISPs who have not seen the light yet, we'll be making a harsh move: January 2016 will be Call-Your-ISP-for-IPv6 month. We are asking every person who does not have native IPv6 yet to call their ISP and demand IPv6.

Thus: Call your ISP for IPv6!

Even if your neighbor already called, call again, call center requests are totalled, thus the more people ask, the better they might understand that people actually want it.

See the news articles for more updates.

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