Ready or not IPv6 is here for all Google Apps

The IPv6 standard will be permanently enabled for Google Apps on June 6, 2012. Are you ready?

According to Google, Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) will be permanently enabled for all Google Apps on June 6, 2012. For most information technology professionals and administrators using Google Apps, this is not a major problem, but there are bound to be a few organizations with systems that aren't completely ready for the new standard.

The Google announcement notes:

Customers with SSO IP Whitelists and IPv6 capable equipment need to ensure that their SSO whitelist configuration contains their IPv6 network segments (if applicable).

So, are you ready for IPv6? Are you sure?

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Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.


Virtually no-one will be adversely affected by this change. If you are IPv6 only, this will help. If you are dual-stacked, all good. If you are IPv4 only, no change. The only problem MAY be if you are setup to prefer IPv6 but your implementation is broken. Good on Google for giving people another prod to get their IPv6 house in order, but it will not affect shops who are yet to implement it.

Mark W. Kaelin
Mark W. Kaelin

Is your organization ready for IPv6 and what that implies for Google Apps? What steps have you take to ensure that you are indeed ready?

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