Updated: 08/08/2017 by Computer Hope

Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)Sometimes referred to as IP next generation, IPv6 is short for Internet Protocol version 6 and is a network protocol for Internet and Ethernet network transmission first introduced in 1996. IPv6 includes improvements over IPv4 such as a wider range of Internet addresses, improved routing and autoconfiguration, embedded encryption, and more. Not all operating systems and applications can utilize IPv6; however, new software is slowly making the transition.

On June 6, 2012 Google and several thousand other companies migrated to IPv6 and since then more companies have updated their services and products.

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