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IPv6 is the latest version of the Internet Protocol (IP). The Internet Protocol is the protocol that the internet in built on.
The odds are you don't, or at least not yet. The internet was originally designed using IPv4, however, due to the enormous growth of the internet, there was an increasing concern that the internet would run out of IP addresses. In 1998, IP version 6 (aka IPv6) was standardized. Simply put, version 6 gives the internet more features and IP addresses.
CenturyLink's address space is: 2602:0/24
We are currently using IPv6 rapid deployment and are testing Dual Stack on part of our network. Future updates will be posted here.
Yes, IPv6 addresses use hexadecimal quartets separated by colons.
Since IPv4 addresses have 'derived IPv6' addresses, you just need to create a DNS record to the corresponding IPv4 address. Currently, CenturyLink does not do DNS delegation for any IPv6 address or prefix.
To enable IPv6 on your modem, go to the