Abstract by Torsten Gang
IPv4 vs IPv6 Usage Statistics
The world runs on the internet, and the internet depends on Internet Protocols(IP) to communicate. IPv4 is the standard Protocol and is supported by over 99% of the web. Due to a limited address space inherent in its design several top domain IPv4 addresses are exhausted. To combat this foreseeable problem, IPv6 was chosen as the draft standard for the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) in 1998, however despite being in existence for over 20 years, adoption rates of been slow and currently only 24% of the web supports IPv6 connectivity. We are surveying the top 10,000 websites to examine their adoption of IPv6, compute accessibility of IPv6 for a full web experience, and collect performance metrics between IPv6 and IPv4.