IPv6 Expand Tool

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About this tool:

Expand IPv6 Address - Convert to Uncompressed IPv6 Address

IPv6 Expand tool takes a compressed IPv6 address and expands it to a full 128-bit notation. It fills the empty octets and full notations to the compressed form of IPv6 Address.

This tool is excellent for expanding the short form of IPv6 to its original 128-bit state. The need for IPv6 is more significant than ever due to unusual Internet growth and the constant development of smartphones, tablets, computers, and other IoT.

In February 2011, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) confirmed the complete IPv4 resource depletion.

The IPv6 address is a 128-bit address, represented in hexadecimal notation. There are eight fields in the IPv6 address, separated by a colon (:) with each field of 16 bits.

An example of an IPv6 address will be 2001:4860:4860:0000:0000:0000:0000:8888

IPv6 addresses are lengthy, and it's hard to remember. Therefore, several rules are developed to compress or shorten the IPv6 address. Thus, for storage or visual representation, a compressed IPv6 can be a better option.

How do I expand an IPv6 address?


Expanding an IPv6 address facilitates working with IP ranges more efficiently, and the online tools make the expansion process relatively easy. To expand an IPv6 address, perform the following steps.

  • Open the tool: Expand IPv6 Address Tool.
  • Enter a compressed IPv6 address. Suppose you enter that IPv6 address 2001:4860:4860::8844
  • After entering, click on the "Expand IPv6" button.
  • The tool will process your request and give you the IPv6 expanded (shortened) form 2001:4860:4860:0:0:0:0:8844 and IPv6 expanded form 2001:4860:4860:0000:0000:0000:0000:8844.