LACNIC launches Certi6, a system to certify the Internet of the Future

The Latin American and Caribbean Internet Address Registry has created a protocol to check an application's compatibility between the technology that is becoming exhausted (IPv4) and the Internet of the Future (IPv6)


LACNIC, the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Address Registry, has developed a certification system for checking whether the computer systems and applications currently running on the IPv4 platform can support IPv6, the new Internet technology.

There is the chance that the software currently used by many organizations and companies might not be compatible with the new Internet technology. As a result, these organizations and companies would no longer be able to offer their services or products online and would possibly lose their users and customers.

In order to help businesses and organizations in the process of adapting their IT systems to the IPv6 platform, LACNIC has invested in research and development and created the Certi6 methodology so that software testing and information technology experts can certify that an application runs successfully on the new Internet technology.

Luisa Villa, Customer Manager at LACNIC, stressed that the lack of IPv4 and IPv6 compatibility may affect "all Internet users," which is why Lacnic has developed a protocol to help transition from a technology that is practically exhausted (IPv4) to the Internet of the Future (IPv6) in a manner that is as simple and complication-free as possible.

The IPv4 protocol is practically depleted, so ISPs and content providers are moving to the new IPv6 technology that will allow them to continue to grow and innovate.

Villa noted that, if an organization does not certify the IPv4 and IPv6 compatibility of their applications, there is a risk that "these applications will not work for all their customers, which they might lose."


More Information on Certi6

What is Certi6?

Certi6 is a protocol developed by LACNIC that provides guidelines for software testing and information technology experts to certify that a software application runs properly on the new IPv6 platform.

Why should a company or organization certify their services?

To ensure the proper performance of their software applications on both IPv4 and IPv6.

To avoid monetary losses caused by not being able to reach all their online customers.

To prevent potential legal issues in case a service or software they sell does not work properly when their clients or their clients' users use IPv6.

To save time and money, and that of their clients, on troubleshooting IPv4 and IPv6 applications.