The new Internet extensions dynamic link library, Wininet.dll, enables Web browsers to access IPv6-enabled Web servers. For example, Wininet.dll is used by Microsoft Internet Explorer to make connections with a Web server to view Web pages. Internet Explorer uses IPv6 to download Web pages when the Domain Name System (DNS) query for the name of the Web server in the URL returns an IPv6 address.
URLs that use the format for literal IPv6 addresses described in RFC 2732, "Format for Literal IPv6 Addresses in URLs," are not supported by the version of Internet Explorer provided with Windows.
For a list of IPv6-only Web sites, see the IPv6 Web site. Accessing IPv6-only Web sites assumes that you can connect to the 6bone, which is the IPv6 portion of the Internet. For more information about connecting to the 6bone, see Connecting to the 6bone