Thousands of Internet service providers (ISPs), home networking equipment manufacturers, and Web companies around the world have come together to permanently enable the next generation of Internet Protocol (IPv6) for their products and services. While the number of IPv6-enabled websites, networks, and devices continues to grow, the links below show the organizations who successfully committed to participating in World IPv6 Launch as of 6 June 2012.
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Home networking equipment makers are committing to enable IPv6 by default through their range of home router products. A 'home router' product refers to consumer-grade customer premises equipment used to perform IP routing between a wireline Internet Service Provider (ISP) and Residential home network. 'Enabled by default' means the product will not require any IPv6-specific configuration by an end-user in order for the ISP to be able to provide IPv6 Internet service to the home network (in addition to existing IPv4 service). We are using the V6Ready CE Router (CPE) Interoperability Test Scenario to describe IPv6 functionality for these devices. By 'through their range of home router products' we mean that IPv6 is enabled by default not just on a small subset of products, but a wide range including 'low' and 'medium' level products that are readily available to end-users without seeking a specific configuration in order to obtain IPv6 support. This commitment includes IPv6 to be enabled by default across a majority of an equipment-maker’s home router product line by 6 June 2012. However, it is understood that there may be exceptions in retail channels, certain regional markets, or among a subset of models with specific limitations.
The Internet Society is pleased to be working with the IPv6 Ready Logo Committee and University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) on verifying IPv6 functionality for home gateway equipment. Founded in 1988, the UNH-IOL provides independent, broad-based interoperability and standards conformance testing for data, telecommunications and storage networking products and technologies.
The UNH-IOL looks forward to working with CHT-TL, JATE and other approved laboratories to help support the CE Router testing effort.
To be added to our list of home gateway vendors, you will need to enable IPv6 'on by default' through your range of home router products and will need to have a product that has completed the IPv6 Ready CE Router (CPE) Interoperability Test Scenario (PDF). The current active version of this specification is 1.0.0b8. (Note: The IPv6 Ready CPE Logo will be available November 2012, which will require both Conformance and Interoperability test results.)
If you have not begun testing a product, you need to conform to this version of the specification. If you are already testing a product against the 1.0.0b7 or 1.0.0b6 version of this document, you can also be admitted before February 8 based on successfully passing that test by that time. When your device appears on the UNH-IOL CE Router Tested List, in the table that indicates the device performed all the test cases, please fill out the form below and we will add you to the list of participating home gateway vendors.
You will need to contact UNH-IOL to set up the interoperability test to confirm this.
Please note, we plan to take registrations for home router vendors until May 30. But you will need to contact UNH-IOL or other approved laboratories about the lead time they need to complete interoperability testing.