IPv6 is the most recent version of the Internet Protocol (IP), a communications protocol that provides a mechanism for identifying and locating machines on networks as well as directing traffic across the Internet.
IPv6 is designed to replace IPv4, which, as of 2013, still transports the vast majority of Internet traffic. The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) created IPv6 to solve the long-awaited problem of IPv4 address exhaustion.
How to request IPv6 address(es)
We are currently offering IPv6 for free. New addresses can be requested via the Tilaa dashboard and are assigned right away.
- Log in to your dashboard at My Tilaa
- Click on VPS and select the VPS you want to request new IPv6.
- Click the Details button under Network box. This takes you to a new page where you can request new IPv6 addresses.
- Select the “Request IP Addresses” option
- Change the IP address version to IPv6, and then hit the “Request IP address” option.
Each user receives a /96 allocation per site that can be used to add additional IPv6 addresses. All IPv6 addresses in that /96 can be used on any VPS on that site that belongs to the same customer account, allowing for cluster deployments.