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It's finally happened - the last block of IPv4 addresses have been allocated. IPv4 exhaustion is expected to happen in the respective regions as follows:

1) APNIC (Asia Pacific) - next few months

2) RIPE NCC (Europe, Middle East and parts of Central Asia) - end of 2011

3) ARIN (North America) - 2012

4) LACNIC (South and Central America) - between 2012 to 2014

5) AfriNIC (Africa) - low usage; long time before it runs out of IPv4 addresses

See IPv4 Exhaustion Counter

a.) What is Hawk Host's plan for IPv6 transition?

b.) Will it be ready for the World IPv6 Day on June 8th this year?

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It's finally happened - the last block of IPv4 addresses have been allocated. IPv4 exhaustion is expected to happen in the respective regions as follows:

1) APNIC (Asia Pacific) - next few months

2) RIPE NCC (Europe, Middle East and parts of Central Asia) - end of 2011

3) ARIN (North America) - 2012

4) LACNIC (South and Central America) - between 2012 to 2014

5) AfriNIC (Africa) - low usage; long time before it runs out of IPv4 addresses

See IPv4 Exhaustion Counter

a.) What is Hawk Host's plan for IPv6 transition?

b.) Will it be ready for the World IPv6 Day on June 8th this year?

a) cPanel does not support ipv6. So if we wished to support it before they have support for it there would be no control panels anymore for users.

B) Unlikely cpanel ETA is not until the end of this year I believe.

You can read the feature request that's been with them for I believe 7 years now: http://forums.cpanel.net/f145/case-10334-make-cpanel-ipv6-compatible-35453.html

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Besides cPanel being ready for IPv6, what about the hardware aspects? Has Softlayer announced their plans for incorporating IPv6 into their network infrastructure?

Brace yourself and see what happens if we're not ready for IPv6:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYffYT2y-Iw

Seriously, I think all systems affected should focus their efforts on being ready for IPv6 and consider it top priority for 2011. There are so many interconnectivities in our systems today that if any part is not ready, the whole system fails.

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Softlayer is already IPv6 compatible and has been for a long time.

That's very good!

cPanel doesn't seem very confident about IPv6 implementation as they couldn't even give a timeframe for it. cPanel will lose its market share if it doesn't pull its socks up. Just because it's the current leader for control panels doesn't mean it can take its own sweet time for IPv6 and force their customers to wait for it.

Actually, this is a very good time for another competitive product to enter into the web hosting control panel market and become the new leader...and I hope it's open source! :D

How about setting up a separate server to explore cPanel alternatives with IPv6 compatibility? Just in case cPanel doesn't deliver, you can quickly switch to one that does and still keep your customers. You can invite some of your existing customers to try it out as a means of testing it in a real world scenario. Free, of course! :P

Here are some cPanel alternatives supporting IPv6 as shown in Wikipedia's comparison of web hosting control panels :

SysCP

Virtualmin / Virtualmin Pro

Webmin

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