Hurricane Electric

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Hurricane Electric
Type LLC
Industry Internet service provider
Founded 1994
Headquarters Fremont, CA, USA
Key people Mike Leber, founder
Services IP transit, colocation
Divisions USA
Primary ASN: 6939
Peering Policy Open

Hurricane Electric is a global Internet service provider offering IPv4 and IPv6 services,[1] as well as data center and web hosting services in Fremont, California, where the company is based.


Hurricane Electric operates the largest Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) transit network globally, as measured by the count of interconnections to other networks (peering).[2] The majority of these adjacencies are native IPv6 BGP sessions. This may be determined with Hurricane Electric's BGP looking glass at

Hurricane Electric offers an IPv6 tunnel broker service,[3] providing free connectivity to the IPv6 Internet via 6-in-4 IPv6 transition mechanisms. The company also provides an IPv6 certification program to further education and compliance in IPv6 technology.[4][5] According to Hurricane Electric's statistics, as of January 28, 2014, the company provided 73,161 tunnels spanning 175 countries[6] via the IPv6 tunnel broker and 8,467 individuals have reached the highest level of the IPv6 certification.[7]


According to Euro-IX, Hurricane Electric ranks first in the world for the number of connections to Internet exchange points, with presence at 65 of them.[8]


  1. ^ Cherry, Steven (January 27, 2011). "IPv6 is Coming--Just in Time". IEEE Spectrum. 
  2. ^ Geoff Huston. "AS's ordered by AS Adjacency". 
  3. ^ Henderson, Nicole (June 6, 2011). "Hurricane Electric Launches Premium IPv6 Tunnel Broker Service". Web Host Industry Review. 
  4. ^ Deploy360 Programme. "Training: Hurricane Electric Free IPv6 Certification". Internet Society (ISOC). Retrieved 21 June 2012. Hurricane Electric offers a series of free IPv6 “certification exams” aimed at helping you demonstrate your familiarity with IPv6 concepts and your ability to correctly configure IPv6 systems. Registration is free. 
  5. ^ Salmela, Jacob. "Earning the IPv6 Certification from Hurricane Electric on Mac OS X". Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "Tunnels By Country". Hurricane Electric. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "IPv6 Sages by Region". Hurricane Electric. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "ASNs present at 10 or more IXPs". 

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