Hurricane Electric

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Hurricane Electric
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 in San Jose, California and in Fremont, California, where the company is based.


Hurricane Electric operates the largest Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) transit networks 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 May 7, 2018, the company provided 97,067 tunnels spanning 197 countries[6] via the IPv6 tunnel broker and 15,382 individuals in 155 countries have reached the highest level of the IPv6 certification.[7]


Within its global network, Hurricane Electric is connected to more than 186 major exchange points[8][9] and exchanges IP traffic directly with more than 8,000 different networks.[10]

According to European Internet Exchange Association (Euro-IX), Hurricane Electric ranks first in the world for the number of connections to Internet exchange points, with presence at 94 of Euro-IX member IXPs.[11]


  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 7 May 2018. 
  7. ^ "IPv6 Sages by Region". Hurricane Electric. Retrieved 7 May 2018. 
  8. ^ "Hurricane Electric Exchange Point Information". 
  9. ^ "Internet Exchange Report - Exchange Participants (BGP Toolkit)". 
  10. ^ "AS6939 Hurricane Electric, Inc. (BGP Toolkit)". 
  11. ^ "ASNs present at 20 or more IXPs". 

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