IPv6 Certification

Alpha InfoLab has been accredited by Hurricane Electric as a ranker of stage 'SAGE' in IPv6 certification.


What is IPv6 Certification?

It is a validation of organization’s expertise in IPv6 server configuration. It is a seven-stage certification process. These stages are:
1. NewB, 2. Explorer, 3. Enthusiast, 4. Admin, 5. Professional, 6. Guru and 7. Sage.
Each stage is a mile stone where a particular ability of the organization is examined. These checks are highly technical, based on the knowledge of hardware and software.

These multiple stages check following:

  • Proof of IPv6 connectivity
  • Proof of working IPv6 web server
  • Proof of working IPv6 email address
  • Proof of working forward IPv6 DNS
  • Proof of working reverse IPv6 DNS for your mail server
  • Proof of having name servers with IPv6 addresses that can respond to queries via IPv6
  • Proof of the knowledge of IPv6 technologies through quick and easy testing

It also examines familiarity with IPv6 concepts such as:

  • the format of IPv6 addresses
  • AAAA records
  • reverse DNS for IPv6
  • the IPv6 localhost address
  • the IPv6 default route
  • the IPv6 documentation prefix
  • the IPv6 link local prefix
  • the IPv6 multicast prefix
  • how to do an IPv6 ping
  • how to do an IPv6 traceroute
  • common IPv6 prefix lengths such as /64, /48, /32
  • and more


Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and is considered the largest IPv6 backbone in the world as measured by number of networks connected. Within its global network, Hurricane Electric is connected to over 200 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 7,500 different networks. Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no less than five redundant 100G paths crossing North America, five separate 100G paths between the U.S. and Europe, and 100G rings in Europe and Asia. Hurricane also has a ring around Africa, and a PoP in Australia.