IPv6 for Sales and SEO

You can make your web site load 1/2 second faster with ten minutes of easy effort, improving your sales conversions and search ranking. We recently looked at how IPv6 is faster than IPv4. Amazon says 100ms costs 1% of sales. Akamai reported that 100ms can hurt conversion rate by 7%.  In Europe, the Americas, and […]

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Fast

IPv6 is faster than IPv4. Nobody ever believes me when I tell them this, but the evidence is overwhelming. APNIC 2013: This APNIC chart shows some big spikes, but meaningfully, a significant number of IPv6 connections (the stuff to the left of center) are just a bit faster than IPv4, when measuring Round Trip Time […]

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IPv6 Growth

IPv6 deployment continues to grow, but progress is not in a straight line. The rate of growth depends on what you measure, and from where. Skip to the end to see predictions about the future. Users Maybe because they were the first, people most often cite Google’s numbers. This chart is the percentage of hits […]

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The State of IPv6-only

Statistics abound on the deployment of IPv6 and where it might be in a couple years (hint: with a Logistic adoption curve, 50% of the world may be using IPv6 mid-2019). So that’s the first half of the transition: dual stack. How are we doing on actually migrating to IPv6? What is the state of IPv6-only? It’s not as crazy a question as it probably […]

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IPv4 Not Declared Historic

What happened at the sunset4 working group discussion at IETF95. You may remember my previous post about declaring IPv4 historic. IPv4 and IPv6 were specified in RFCs published by consensus at the IETF, the Internet Engineering Task Force. Changes required a new internet-draft to be written and discussed, and if it achieves consensus (usually after edits), it is […]

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