Blacknight and Page7 Media launch Irelands first commercial IPv6 website

As it says on the tin. We’ve been working with some key customers over the past few
months regarding making more content available over IPv6. Today I can proudly announce
that Menupages.ie is now available over IPv6.
Another interesting announcement is that this site is the first site on our network powered
by IIS7 running on Windows Server 2008. Page 7 opted for Windows 2008 because of
how it natively handles IPv6 along with full IPv6 support in IIS7.
Coming Soon….
Page 7 have some other interesting websites that we’ll be making available over IPv6,
this includes but is not limited to cbg.ie and there’ll
be a few more to boot!!
Watch this space for more announcements.

5 Responses to Blacknight and Page7 Media launch Irelands first commercial IPv6 website

  1. Derek Morr January 19, 2008 at 16:29 #

    Great news! Are there plans to make your DNS servers accessible over IPv6, so that menupages.ie. is accessible to IPv6-only users ūüôā

  2. Paul Kelly January 19, 2008 at 17:57 #

    Hi Derek,
    I’d imagine the need for that is far away in the future :-). But I was discussing adding v6 IP’s and glue records this morning for both our auth name servers. Should have them dual stacked within a few weeks. Again watch this space ūüėČ

  3. Derek Morr January 21, 2008 at 14:30 #

    Ah, great news. Out of curiosity, what has motivated your decisions to IPv6-enable certain servers before others? For instance, I noticed that your MX record already points to an IPv6-enabled host, but you haven’t yet IPv6-enabled your DNS servers? I’m asking because I’m working on a plan to IPv6-enable the infrastructure at my organization (a large, North American research university).
    Also, do you plan to do a write-up about your experiences with IPv6? It would be a very interesting case study. Perhaps you could present something at RIPE?

  4. Paul Kelly January 21, 2008 at 14:39 #

    Hi Derek,
    We did what was easiest first. Most of the kit we have is on AS39122 and this made hosts on this network first priority. If you look at our auth name servers, you’ll see they are hosted off net and as such we’ve to use non native methods to get IPv6 to them. ns.blacknightsolutions.com is easy because it’s physically connected to the same layer 2 infrastructure as AS39122 ..so I can stick a eth1 into another port and set it to a vlan that’ll give it IPv6 address space.
    As for a write up, maybe. I haven’t thought about it too much and as you know commercial orgs have less time for these things vrs educational orgs so … I may never have the time. We’ll see though ūüôā

  5. TJ Evans January 23, 2008 at 20:15 #

    Content is king, so it is good to hear that some of it is going (is reachable via) IPv6!
    /TJ