We've built IPv6 support for Foleon's creator experience: the dashboard, editor, and preview. In this article, we talk about the change from IPv4 to IPv6.
⚠️ Published Foleon Docs remain accessible through IPv4 only. Read on to learn more.
What is IPv6?
Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the most recent version of the Internet Protocol (IP), the communications protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes traffic across the Internet.
The change from IPv4 to IPv6
The previous Internet Protocol — IPv4 — is as secure, accessible, and reliable as IPv6. However, we built IPv6 support to:
Accommodate customers that require their suppliers to be IPv6 compatible. E.g. for government regulations
Taking a step towards making the Foleon architecture future-proof
That's why we now support IPv6 for the creator experience — which includes the dashboard, editor, and preview. This is an under-the-hood upgrade that doesn't involve any functional changes. We don't require you to take any action.
Published Foleon Docs
At this moment, published Foleon Docs are only accessible through IPv4. For Foleon to support IPv6 on publishing domains, a future enhancement would be needed. We currently don't have any plans to build this for the following reasons:
Most importantly, viewing a Foleon Doc stays the same — meaning IPv6 would not change the quality of the reader experience. Although IPv6 is Foleon's future, we now prioritize other platform improvements over adding IPv6 support.
Although IPv6 is Foleon's future, we want to invest our time and resources into improvements that are valuable to all of our customers — prioritizing what's most important. Right now, we improve Foleon the most by not adding IPv6 support but by investing in other improvements instead.
Although regulations get updated today, they're not always enforced instantly. It often takes time before it impacts your audience and their environment. For instance, many internet service providers do not offer IPv6, have no ETA for its support, or one that's years away, and there's no sign of IPv4 being sunsetted in years to come.
We will offer IPv6 support for published Foleon Docs — the reader experience — in the next few years, but we can't share a more specific ETA.