Some of the major Internet players such as Facebook, Yahoo, Google (incl YouTube) and Akamai are to test access using IPv6 later this year. This is in preparation for the IPv4 available ranges running in the foreseeable future. The intended outcome of this test is also to raise awareness and to stimulate the usage of IPv6. We havent seen much adoption since the protocol was developed over a decade ago. It’s going to be a big change (no more remembering 4 bullet-separated numbers as addresses), but probably a necessary evil to sustain our ever-increasing demand for connectivity.
Check out the full story on the Internet Society’s page: http://isoc.org/wp/newsletter/?p=2902