Managed Hosting News

 Friday, 10th June 2011, 16:59:28

Businesses underprepared for switch to IPv6 domain name addressing system

Businesses underprepared for switch to IPv6 domain name addressing system

Following World IPv6 Day this week, ICSA Labs has issued new advice to businesses and organisations transitioning away from the IPv4 domain name addressing system.

IPv4 has been in place since 1980s, but nearly all the available addresses have been used up, making a switch to IPv6 of pressing concern.

ICSA Labs, which is an independent division of the Verizon group and deals with computer security issues, said that many firms are underprepared for the switch over, which will likely take place in the coming years.

George Japak, managing director of the company, said: "Businesses and government agencies, especially those with large IT organisations, are now trying to figure out how to transition to IPv6.

"Ensuring that networks, servers and applications function properly so that business operations continue to run uninterrupted can be a real challenge, especially for organizations lacking in-house IPv6 expertise."

ICSA Labs recommended acting now to avoid interoperability issues down the line, leveraging the expertise of third parties and making sure that IPv6 operates at the application layer, as well as at the network level.

Meanwhile, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has revealed that it will be further opening up the domain name registration system in future months.

Posted by Henry Thomas

Leave your mark on the Web with your own low cost domain name from HostwayADNFCR-1984-ID-800575621-ADNFCR

Categories:  |  Domain Names  |  

Related Headlines:

 06-06-2011: 'Way more choice' in the future for people looking for domain names

 03-06-2011: Domain name registration for .CO addresses passes 1m

 01-06-2011: Domain names will become 'profitable faster' if including keyword

 26-05-2011: Domain name registrations increase in first quarter

 24-05-2011: Domain name hosting changes will give businesses a chance to have 'regulated slice of internet'

Previous Headlines:

 09-06-2011: Benefits of flexible working could be gained through cloud hosting services

 09-06-2011: Ecommerce provides 'more level playing field' for businesses

 09-06-2011: Social media advertising not catching people's attention, survey finds

 08-06-2011: Cloud hosting is like old electricity system, expert says

 08-06-2011: Mobile ecommerce advertising doubles in US over next two years, survey finds

Meet the News Team...

CALL: 0808 180 1880

or just email our Sales Team if you have any questions about any of Hostway’s services.

News Categories:

Read the latest headlines from these selected categories...

News Archives:

Previous headlines...

* All prices exclude VAT where applicable. All plans, packages and offers are subject to terms and conditions of sale available on the site.

© Hostway Corporation. All rights reserved.

A global web hosting leader, Hostway has strategic locations in the United States and Europe, including the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Romania and Germany, as well as Korea, India, and Australia.