Bullard.com Switches to IPv6
IPv6 stands for Internet Protocol version 6, and it is how computers will begin communicating over the Internet. Every device connected to the Internet is assigned a unique IP address, similar to how a phone number is unique to a specific phone (for example, the IP address for Bullard.com is 220.127.116.11). Currently all communications is done via IPv4, which can only handle about 4 billion unique internet addresses. While this sounds like a lot, when you consider the number of devices connected to the Internet and those that will eventually be connected, the number of available addresses falls far short. Current projections show that available IPv4 addresses will run out sometime in 2014.
IPv6 has a virtually limitless number of available addresses - 340 trillion trillion trillion addresses to be exact. This will handle the growth of the Internet for hundreds of years and will be the new standard of communications. Any new devices or web sites connecting to the Internet will soon be required to use IPv6. Bullard.com has made the switch to IPv6 to ensure visitors can connect to our web site reliably and quickly.
For the average Internet user, nothing needs to be done to take advantage of IPv6. Your internet service provider will make the switch seamlessly for you, if they have not already done so. For more information, please visit http://www.worldipv6launch.org/.