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IPv6 Expand

IPv6 Expand tool expands the Compressed form of IPv6 Address into Un-Compressed form. It adds the empty octets and full notations to the compressed form of IPv6 Address as contained in the original or full version of the IPv6 Address. This tool is great to restore the short form of IPv6 to its original state.

About IPv6 Expand Tool

IPv6 Expand Tool converts the compressed/short form of IPv6 address into its original, uncompressed or full state.

The tool takes a compressed IPv6 address as input and returns the uncompressed IPv6 address by adding empty octets and full notations to the IP as contained in the original or full version of the IPv6 address.

IPv6 is a 128-bit address, represented in hexadecimal notation. There are eight sub-blocks in IPv6 address, with each sub-block of 16 bits size.

An example of IPv6 un-compressed form is 2001:4860:4860:0000:0000:0000:0000:8888

Suppose you have to ping that IPv6 address. It must be challenging to memorize that IP address. Therefore, several rules are developed to compress the uncompressed IPv6 address.

However, expanding an IPv6 address helps to work with IP ranges more efficiently, and the several online tools make that expansion process relatively easy. To expand the compressed IPv6 address, perform the following steps.

  1. Open the IPv6 Expander Tool.
  2. Enter a compressed IPv6 address. Suppose you enter that IPv6 address 1050::5:600:300c:326b
  3. After providing, click on the "Expand IPv6" button.
  4. The tool processes your request and gives you the following results.
    1. IPV6 Expanded (Shortened): 1050:0:0:0:0005:0600:300c:326b
    2. IPV6 Expanded: 1050:0000:0000:0000:0005:0600:300c:326b