GoDaddy has said it plans to extend its IPv6 strategy soon by supporting the new protocol on its website hosting service. Then, companies that rely on GoDaddy instead of operating their own Web servers will be able to run an IPv6 site.
The study found France leading in IPv6 adoption, with 57 percent of subdomains in France reachable by IPv6, followed by the U.S. with 42 percent and Czech Republic with 36 percent. But its scope was limited by examining only .com, .net and .org. For one thing, that left out subdomains that are under country-level domains in Asia, where a more severe shortage of IPv4 addresses has led to strong government efforts behind IPv6 in some countries.
The sample also overlooked other top-level domains where IPv6 has been more widely adopted, such as the .gov domain of the U.S. government and the .edu domain used by universities, said Nav Chander, an Internet infrastructure analyst at IDC. However, the move to pure IPv6 networking remains slow, Chander said. "There's still very little IPv6 usage," he said.