World IPv6 Day a success in Asia
World IPv6 Day, co-ordinated by the Internet Society was very successful in Asia, with collaborative efforts by many in spreading awareness for the need for IPv6. A regional press release was issued on May 31 highlighting some of the major regional companies which have signed on to World IPv6 Day.
Events on June 8 were held in multiple countries (Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, amongst others). There was also significant media coverage, with ISOC’s Regional Director, Rajnesh Singh, being interviewed on a regional radio programme on the day as well.
Regional media coverage was significant, and the following is a sample:
ABC (Australia): Web users await success of IPv6 day
ABC (Australia): Test of new internet system underway (Radio interview and transcript)
Fiji Times: Turn of a new era
Straits Times, Singapore: Next-generation Internet addresses tested
The Australian: Next-generation IPv6 addresses tested
Times of India: 5 things you should know about IPv6 (was linked from the front page on Thursday 9th June)
Digital Life, a weekly insert of Straits Times (Singapore), also included an article with an interview with Singh on June 15th, the day before the Asia Pacific Regional IGF and ICANN Singapore began. This gave World IPv6 Day some great follow-up coverage prior to these major meetings in Singapore.