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.nz offers IPv6 connectivity

Media Release June 13, 2007 NZRS (.nz Registry Services) announces that a core component of the New Zealand Internet infrastructure is being geared up to accommodate huge potential increases in the number of networked devices connected to the Internet.

"Mobile phones are becoming
common Internet devices and many other mobile and specialist devices from
security systems to home automation will require connectivity in the future. It
is preferable that each computer or device connected to the Internet has a
unique addressing number," says NZRS general manager Nick Griffin.
The key to increasing capacity is
the introduction of IPv6, the next generation Internet Protocol. IPv6 uses 128
bits for its computer addresses, a huge leap from the 32 bits used in the
existing IPv4. This means 340 billion billion billion billion addresses can be covered by IPv6, compared to 4.3 billion for IPv4. Note the population of
the world is approximately 6.6 billion.
NZRS is today pleased to announce
that the .nz name servers are now operating with IPv6 connectivity in what can
be regarded as the first phase of the .nz IPv6 rollout. The name servers are
named and, and are located in Wellington
and Albany respectively.
Both are connected to the NZ IPv6 Internet Exchange and there is a .nz Whois
server accessible at
NZRS thanks non-profit consortium
Open Contributors Corporation for Advanced 
Internet Development (OCCAID) and US telco Sprint for providing IPv6
tunnels, and thanks Citylink for help in connecting to the NZ IPv6 Internet Registry Services is responsible
for operation of the register of domain names and the Domain Name System (DNS)
in the .nz domain name space.
For further information contact:
Nick GriffinGeneral Manager, NZRSPhone 04 931 6977Mobile 021
505 229

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