An article from CNET by Seth Rosenblatt
IPv6 stands for Internet Protocol version 6. It’s beginning to replace IPv4, which is the current system being used. This means faster and more secure networks for everyone, and it’s about time.
For the past couple of years internet service providers have had to suffice with IP address sharing. This means that right now one of your devices that connect to the internet could be shared with someone else. This isn’t that much of an issue at the moment but over time it would turn into a serious security threat.
IPv6 will allow enough IP addresses for devices in the quintillions. IPv4 only supports 4.3 billion, which isn’t enough to support the growing demand for online services right now.
With all this in mind here are few things you should consider checking to fully benefit from this change. If you own your own router make sure it’s compatible with IPv6. If your router was provided by your internet service provider you might want to give them a call and ask a few questions about it. It hasn’t been fully implemented yet and will eventually take years to do so. Find out what devices and equipment your internet service provider has tested for compatibility.