The current Internet has about 4 billion public unique addresses (2^32). ARIN, the organization that regulates Internet address allocation in the North America predicts that the remaining space to be exhausted by 2010.
The solution to the lack of address space has been the development of a new standard known as IPv6. IPv6 solves the lack of address space by increasing the number of bits used (2^128). While this is a complex and hard transition it is important to provide some level of support even if your network does not support dual stack. This is we feel DreamHost should offer quad A records (AAAA). These are A records that store IPv6 addresses.
The following is a list of reasons why DreamHost should implement AAAA records.
INSERT INTO `records` (`id`, `domain_id`, `name`, `type`, `content`, `ttl`, `prio`, `change_date`) VALUES (13, 1, 'ipv6.dreamhosters.com', 'AAAA', '2610:48:10a0:1ce0:a00:20ff:fef7:caae', 120, NULL, NULL);
- The Happy Customer IPv6 Persuasion Team!