IPv6 project

The Internet we know today is based on IPv4 (Internet Protocol). Because of the prospect of running out of addresses a new protocol for handling addresses was developed in 1996. It was called IPv6 (IPv5 Internet Streaming Protocol never materialised).

Scarcity of IPv4 adresses is now a reality, for instance in the APNIC region (Asia/Australia).

IPv6 on Wikipedia

The allocation to DeiC of IPv6 addresses is the block 2001:0878::/32 .

Our allocation to the connected institutions can be found here.