June 8, 2011 is World IPv6 Day. Most of our nameservers have been dual-stacked for IPv6 for a few months now, the exception being dns2, which is the Prolexic deployed anycast constellation.
So we’ve already been running IPv6 enabled nameservers, and we actually hung ourselves up a little ahead of IPv6day by creating a weird loop when we added an IPv6 host record to the main web.easydns.com hostname, so #oops there (it only affected people who were already connecting to us over IPv6 and it didn’t affect the member control panel). This is what IPv6-day is for, and we’ve already learned a lot about the intricacies of enabling the various system components of our platform and services via IPv6.
Over the next while, we will be adding full-on IPv6 access to the member control panel as well as our other services like email and URL forwarding.
But in the meantime, we thought it would be neat to give people a reason to make the effort to get active over IPv6, and to reward those who are leading the charge.
So since it’s basically unheard of for us to give DNS away for free. That’s exactly what we’re doing for IPv6 day:
Free DNS Hosting on New Domains for a year.
Yes, you read that correctly.
What it means is this:
The Not So Fine Print:
Free DNS Hosting means, literally, you can add a new domain (a domain not already on the easyDNS system) for the “DNS Hosting” level of service (14 nameservers worldwide over 3 anycast constellations, 1 million queries per month) which we offer for $19.95/year for a free year.
If you want to add a domain for DNS hosting and switch your registrar over to us at the same time, it becomes a $20-off offer for the first year.
If you want DNS Pro instead (19 nameservers, 3 anycast constellations, 5 million queries per month, DNS failover, host monitoring, 10 easyMail IMAP boxes, subversion hosting, yada yada yada) which we offer for $39.95/year, then you get that for $20-off as well.
Basically any other packages become a $20-off offer except for plain vanilla domain registrations and enterprise DNS.
How to Claim your IPv6 Day Coupon:
All you have to do is go to http://www.easyIPv6.com (where else?) and grab your coupon code. Once you have that, you just go follow the link to the main website and away you go.
There’s only ONE Catch 🙂
easyIPv6.com will only generate a coupon when you connect to it over IPv6.