World IPv6 LaunchThe TMEA website at www.tmea.org was permenantly enabled on the IPv6 network in August 2011 after we determined our World IPv6 Day participation was a success.

Major websites and ISPs around the world have already taken or will be taking the same steps to permenantly connect their websites and users to the IPv6 network on or before June 6, 2012.

For more information about World IPv6 Launch and IPv6, read on:

What is World IPv6 Launch?

From the Internet Society:

Organized by the Internet Society, and building on the successful one-day World IPv6 Day event held on 8 June 2011, World IPv6 Launch represents a major milestone in the global deployment of IPv6. As the successor to the current Internet Protocol, IPv4, IPv6 is critical to the Internet's continued growth as a platform for innovation and economic development.

For more information about the event, view the Internet Society's press release.

What is IPv6?

IPv4 has approximately four billion IP addresses (the sequence of numbers assigned to each Internet-connected device). The explosion in the number of people, devices, and web services on the Internet means that IPv4 is running out of space. IPv6, the next-generation Internet protocol which provides more than 340 trillion, trillion, trillion addresses, will connect the billions of people not connected today and will help ensure the Internet can continue its current growth rate indefinitely. (Source)

For a more in-depth description, see Wikipedia's IPv6 page.

Why has TMEA participated?

To ensure TMEA stays current with technology trends and our members continue to have the ability to access online services we provide.

Will I be getting IPv6?

Your Internet Service Provider (the company through which you gain access to the Internet, such as your cable or phone company) or network administrator (at your school) will determine when to enable IPv6 for your network. Until that time, you will continue to use the IPv4 Internet as you have before.

Our tests on World IPv6 Day indicated our dual setup worked successfully, so you will be able to access the TMEA website whether you are on the IPv4 or IPv6 network (or both!).

If you would like to test your connection for IPv6, visit the test-ipv6.com website.

You are currently connected using IPv4 with address 54.144.82.216.