[menog] World IPv6 Day observations from Middle East

Bilal Alsabbagh bilal at nxme.net
Wed Jun 8 13:19:06 GMT 2011

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Actually Yes. It shows the AAAA address. It also fully recognize the Arabic locale there.

On Jun 8, 2011, at 4:13 PM, Richard Barnes wrote:

> What happens if you go to www.google.com?  You should be seeing a AAAA
> for that as well.
> --Richard
> On Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 7:47 AM, Bilal Alsabbagh <bilal at nxme.net> wrote:
>> Interesting. Because here the ipv6.google.com recognizes that we are coming
>> from Saudi Arabian IPv6 network. Although the local is not in Arabic but
>> there is a "Go to Google Saudi Arabia" link on the page.
>> Regards,
>> Bilal
>> On Jun 8, 2011, at 1:19 PM, Ahmed Abu-Abed wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> Here are a few World IPv6 Day observations.
>> Arabic localizations for Google, Yahoo and Bing are not working today if I
>> run an IPv6 connection. Google thinks I am in Holland, Bing thinks I am in
>> Canada and Yahoo doesn't default to the maktoob.yahoo.com portal used in the
>> Arab world. This could be explained that I am on a public IPv6 address that
>> uses the Freenet6 IPv6 server in Amsterdam and a Canadian ISP assigned block
>> of IPv6 addresses.
>> This means Middle East ISPs should give IPv6 access to their subscribers
>> over their own IPv6 assigned address blocks to get web page localizations to
>> work.
>> Otherwise things are running smoothly as standard pings to the regular
>> web'pages of Facebook, Bing, Yahoo, CNN and Google are all defaulting to
>> IPv6 addresses and responses without the brute force of "ping -6". And
>> running in IPv4 only mode has no issues as well.
>> All the best,
>> -Ahmed
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