The latest version of the internet protocol which provides an address to every computer, network device, or net-enabled device. IPv6 went live June 6, 2012. IPv6 makes several changes over IPv4, most of all increasing the number of IPs from 2^32, to 2^128. In laymans terms, it increases the number of IP addresses from around 4 million to an unimaginable number, where there will now be 1000 IP addresses for every grain of sand on the Earth.
3,400,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 IPs are available via IPv6.
by yChris July 10, 2012
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A way of "addressing" computers on the Internet, just like phone numbers in a phone book.

IPv6 is a newer scheme to IPv4, and was developed because we have virtually run out of IPv4 addresses.

There are around 4 billion IPv4 addresses -- not even enough for everyone in the world to have their own address! IPv6 has so many more addresses that it would give everyone in the world about 6 billion addresses _each_!
Donald: My IPv6 address is 2001:db8::fd41:87.
Bob: Waah! My IPv4 is! That's so uncool!
by jeremy23 November 21, 2008
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IPv6 or In the Penis Virgin 6, is a band of religious nut cases who thought they would invent an internet protocol, but came up with IPv6 instead. In the Penis Virgin 4 was the last one and it is entirely shit, but In the Penis Virgin 6 is even worse. Basically, the group sat around a fire one night with two nerds who they sacrificed to the gods of the internet by first discussing their sexuality at length and then humiliating them about the fact they were virgins. Then they used Excel (the old version, like the UK government department that screwed up COViD-19 results) to calculate out a bunch of random numbers and letters and made them look like a protocol, crapping on about security by default and so on, only to come up with pregnant whale version of an internet protocol that is In the Penis Virgin 6 today. The two nerds who were sacrificed were not missed because they were nerds and no one likes nerds anyway. The gods of the internet are nerds as well, so they will be tracked down and shot, just like all other nerds when the Nerdocalypse comes
by honneamise October 30, 2020
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