As you may have heard today is World IPv6 Launch day. A lot of companies around the world have worked hard to be IPv6-ready by today. The world is running out of IPv4 addresses and the solution is the new IPv6 protocol.

I’m happy to say that IPv6 is now supported throughout our various systems:

  • Our sites http://www.webfaction.com and https://my.webfaction.com have been available over IPv6 for some time
  • All of our Centos6 servers (web300 and over) and a subset of our Centos5 servers have IPv6 enabled. On these servers various services such as MySql, Postgresql, phpMyAdmin and phpPgAdmin are available over IPv6.
  • Our control panel now lets you specify whether you want a particular site available over IPv4 only, IPv6 only or both:

    IPv4/IPv6 choice
    Note that this option is only available if you’re on an IPv6-enabled server. If you don’t see this option and you want to enable IPv6 for your sites open a support ticket and we’ll enable IPv6 on your server.

  • Our control panel now lets you create custom AAAA DNS records for your domains:

    AAAA record

IPv6 provides 340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 addresses so we should be OK for a while…