Feb 16 – 17, 2023 Workshop
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
US/Eastern timezone

How Ready is the global DNS for IPv6?

Feb 16, 2023, 3:25 PM
Imperial Ballrom (Atlanta Marriott Marquis)

Imperial Ballrom

Atlanta Marriott Marquis

265 Peachtree Center Ave NE Atlanta GA 30303 United States
In-Person Standard Presentation Main Session OARC 40 - Day1


Ralf Weber (Akamai Technologies)


The transition to IPV6 has been a visible topic for more than 20 years and lots of energy has been expended at conferences. Most discussions have focused on IPv6 addressing but the DNS is just as essential to the proper functioning of the IPv6 internet. This talk will explore IPv6 readiness of the global DNS, including the long tail. A huge dataset of anonymized query traffic gathered from service providers around the world was categorized and queried with an IPv6 only resolver to check reachability. Results will reveal the state of the DNS for a very large number of domains, including popular domains.

Primary authors

Bruce Van Nice (Akamai) Ralf Weber (Akamai Technologies)

Presentation materials