Key-Systems Joins the Worldwide IPv6 Day
With its retail customer portal domaindiscount24.com (dd24) and the reseller portal RRPproxy.net the international domain registrar Key-Systems takes part in the “World IPv6 Day” by Internet Society (ISOC): On June 8, providers, website operators and internet users worldwide will test IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6) for 24 hours. All new customers subscribing to dd24 on this day and using IPv6 will get a customer account with a 10 per cent discount on all domain registrations.
Every Internet-connected device such as a computer or a mobile phone needs an IP address for communication. IP addresses specify the data transfer through a data network such as the addressing of the involved network elements (hosts or routers). IPv4, the forerunner of IPv6, provides an address space of just over four billion IP addresses. “In the early days of the Internet, this number appeared more than adequate,” says Alexander Siffrin, CEO of Key-Systems GmbH. “However, the strong expansion of the Internet has led to an address shortage.”
On February 1, 2011 the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) announced the delegation of the last free IPv4 networks. The Internet Protocol IPv6 includes about 340 sextillion (a number with 39 zeros) possible addresses. It could allow an almost unlimited amount of network-compatible end devices worldwide to access the Internet. The transition from IPv4 to IPv6 is running: the period during which the two versions are used concurrently is expected to take several years.
Key-Systems is an international IT company that currently manages more than 3 million domains for more than 70,000 retail/corporate customers and 1,700 resellers worldwide. The company with 59 employees is the second largest registrar for generic domains such as .com or .net in Europe and one of the 15 largest worldwide (source: webhosting.info). Key-Systems' headquarters are located in St. Ingbert/Germany. Furthermore, the company runs two subsidiaries in the USA and Mexico. In addition to the retail customer portal domaindiscount24 and the reseller portal RRPproxy.net, Key-Systems’ business areas include the TIER III SkyWay DataCenter, the corporate domain portal BrandShelter.com, a service for registry operation (KSregistry) and the domainer software DNWorker.
More information on the World IPv6 Day is available here: http://isoc.org/wp/worldipv6day
Here’s a list of participants of the World IPv6 Day: http://isoc.org/wp/worldipv6day/participants/
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