How to connect to a website that has only IPv6 addresses without a domain name


If a server has only IPv6 addresses without a domain name, how can I connect to the server from my web-browser?

Best Answer

According to RFC2732, literal IPv6 addresses should be put inside square brackets in URLs, e.g. like this:


If you also need to specify a port other then 80 to access the server it has to be placed after the closing bracket:


Of course, you have to have end-to-end IPv6 connectivity to that host. E.g. if the server is not inside your own local network, you need to have IPv6 connectivity, either via your ISP (rare), or via some kind of IPv6 in IPv4 encapsulation (tunnel).