SixXS::Sunset 2017-06-06
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News of 2017

This page contains the news items from the year of 2017.

Happy two-thousand--and-(ipv6+1)-teen!

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

SixXS wishes everybody a happy and fruitful 2017!

IPv6 is growing out of it's teeny years, and is already a European Adult (18+) and this year will be of drinking age even in the USA (21+, for most states)

SixXS will continue doing the Call-Your-ISP-For-IPv6 action through 2017.

If your ISP still does not have IPv6 in 2016, you really should consider changing ISP.

For more details about the Call-Your-ISP-For-IPv6 action, please read our News article about "Call Your ISP for IPv6!".

As in all other years, in case of questions, comments or problems don't hesitate to contact us.

Sunsetting SixXS: 2017-06-07

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

We have announced our plan for the SixXS Sunset on 2017-06-06.

All active users will have by now received an email with a pointer to the plan and various news outlets and mailinglists have also been informed and are helping in disseminating the information that after 18 years of operation SixXS is being sunset.

We have also announced this on our @tweetsix Twitter account, please re-tweet so that the information is well spread.

We hope, by doing the Call Your ISP for IPv6 action for the last year and giving people another 10 weeks to migrate that we have provided people with enough time to Call their ISP and ask for Native IPv6. We also hope that you did actively Call Your ISP and that your ISP has, after IPv6 existing for more than 20 years, taken up on actually deploying IPv6.

Please read our write up and spread the word that at 2017-06-06 the sun sets for the last time for SixXS by pointing people to: https://sixxs.net/sunset/.

The sunset article contains the rationale, accomplishments, timeline and a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section.

Kindest Regards,
Jeroen Massar & Pim van Pelt (SixXS founders)

IPv6 Taskforce's Jim Bound Award for Jeroen Massar and Pim van Pelt for SixXS

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

SixXS founders Jeroen Massar and Pim van Pelt where honored with the IPv6 Forum's Jim Bound IPv6 Award for their work as pioneers and IPv6 promotors by providing SixXS for over 18 years.

  • Erik Huizer (CTO of SurfNet.nl & Chair of Dutch IPv6 Task Force): "Jeroen Massar and Pim van Pelt receive the Jim Bound Award for their work as pioneers and #IPv6 promoters by providing SixXS for 15 years." (tweet)
  • ECP.nl (Dutch Platform for Information Society, part of Dutch Economic Affairs): "Jeroen Massar and Pim van Pelt of SixXS (pronounced as: 'Six Access') have played an important role in the development of IPv6 for many years on their own initiativ by providing an 'IPv6 Deployment and Tunnel Broker' with which tens of thousands of technical people around the world could gain experience with IPv6, even when their own network was not yet ready." (full article)
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