|Founded:||July 17, 1999|
| Vint Cerf, Honorary Chairman|
IPv6 Forum is an organization for creating awareness about IPv6 deployment. The organization consists of international Internet vendors, Internet Experts, Researchers & Education Networks. It has associations with ICANN, ISOC and other Internet and policy organizations. It is an international forum promoting IPv6 applications, websites, web servers and ISPs. IPv6 deployment guides are published by IPv6 Forum. The forum organizes summits, seminars and conferences to promote IPv6. A complete list of events can be seen here. Broadband Forum and SIP Forum are now working with IPv6 Forum to ensure the deployment of IPv6 in broadband connections.
Logo & Certification
IPv6 Forum has an 'IPv6 ready' logo program, with which an IPv6 ready logo can be placed on websites and applications to increase the user trust by demonstrating that IPv6 is enabled.Further, the forum has organized certification programs in which IT professionals can take CCNA, CCNP or CCIE programs to be certified as IPv6 professionals.
IPv6 Forum is also offering its own certifications:
- CNE6 Silver: IPv6 Forum Certified Course & Network Engineer Level 1
- CNE6 Gold: IPv6 Forum Certified Course & Network Engineer Level 2
- CNSE6: IPv6 Forum Certified Security Engineer
- IPv6 Forum Certified Programmer
- The Second Internet (based on IPv6) For Decision Makers
IPv6 Forum has launched a program called Boundv6 as a successor to moonv6. This program will create a network that will bring IPv6 Ready Logo approved labs and USG approved labs to test and share new IPv6 enabled applications to create the new Internet.