09.06.2005 20:49

IPv6 support in .pl TLD

Polish national registrar NASK announced support of IP version 6 protocol in top level domain .pl. DNS servers for .pl domain are now available in IPv6 and new domains can be registred pointing to IPv6 addresses.

IPv6 is a newer version of popular IP protocol (the one Internet is based on). There are many problems with currently used version 4. The most important one is very limited number of possible addressed. That's why technologies like NAT (Network Address Translation) were designed. IPv6 is known for many years, but it's not popular. The main reason is that it's not compatibile with version 4. Current NASK move gives it a bigger chance of faster adoption, but the rate will still probably remain slow.

Posted by Mara | Categories: Science and technology