[afripv6-discuss] Tweak the Search Engine rankings to push IPv6

Mukom Akong TAMON mukom.tamon at gmail.com
Fri Aug 27 17:17:55 SAST 2010

Hello all

Here is an interesting idea ...


We all know that IPv6 deployment is a chicken-and-egg problem: Service
Providers are slow to adopt IPv6 (there are some notable exceptions,
including Comcast) because they can’t charge for it and the content
providers don’t care because there are no IPv6 customers.

My good friend Jan Žorž got a great idea during the Google IPv6 Implementers
Conference and finally managed to write it down: all we need is a slight
search engine preference for sites reachable over IPv4 and IPv6. A small
well-publicized tweak in Google’s scoring algorithm would push the content
providers toward IPv6 and force web hosting companies to roll out IPv6
support immediately.


 Do you think high search rankings are enough of an incentive? In the
spirity of "the most effective way to influence behaviour is to change the
incentives" ... i think this may work.


Mukom Akong Tamon
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