An engineer from the Internet Engineering Task Force has formulated a
for the transition to IPv6 from the current IPv4 standard. According to
the plan, we'll have
IPv6-only networks by 2011.
However, judging by the lukewarm interest so far from major players and
the lack of any way to enforce such standards on the Internet, this will
likely be another disappointment.
Ever since I launched my IPv6 site, Showmyip6,
there have been accesses from only 18 IPv6 addresses,
as opposed to hits from more than 200 IPv4 ones. That
doesn't look so bad, but remember that this is a site designed
specifically for IPv6 visitors.
Reading the comments on Slashdot etc., Asia seems to be the likely
candidate for the push towards IPv6 due to its limited v4 addresses.
It seems that certain universities in the States have more IPs assigned
to them than the whole of Asia.