IP GeoPoint IPv6 FAQ
Our data sources and proprietary processes provide us with coverage of greater than 99% of all allocated IPv6 addresses.
What is IPv6?
Version 6 of the IP address specification (IPv6) was first proposed as a draft in 1994 and published in 1995. The draft was accepted as a standard in 1998. However, it took 14 years, until 2012, for World IPv6 Launch Day to trigger a permanent production deployment of the technology across the globe. Since that time, IPv6 adoption across the Internet has increased to 25% in 2018 (Google IPv6 analyses), with adoption in some countries of greater than 90%.
What is the difference between IPv4 vs IPv6?
An IPv4 address has 32 bits and an IPv6 address has 128 bits. 32 bits gives IPv4 about 4 billion possible addresses, while 128 bits represents over 340 undecillion addresses. This is roughly 10 billion times larger than the IPv4 address space, and means that we are unlikely to run out of IPv6 addresses in our lifetimes, if ever.
Does Neustar IP GeoPoint provide IPv6 geolocation?
Yes, Neustar began collecting IPv6 address allocation information in 2015 and released our first beta IPv6 data to customers in 2017. We currently have coverage of over 99% of the allocated IPv6 address space and are shipping high quality production data to all subscribed customers.
What type of data is available for IPv6?
- Country Code
- Country Confidence Factor
- State Code
- State Confidence Factor
- City Confidence Factor
- Postal Code
- Lat, Lon
- Time Zone/Area Code
- GeoNames ID
- Connection Type
- Line Speed
- IP Routing Type
- Hosting Facility
- IP Routing Type
- Autonomous System Number (ASN)
- Registering Organization
- Home Indicator
- Organization Type
- NAICS/ISIC Code
How can I get IPv6 geolocation data?
IPv6 data is provided at no additional charge as part of an IP GeoPoint subscription and is accessible via API, private server or additional data file. Consult your Neustar sales representative for more information.