Internet Systems Consortium and ISOC-IL Install First Root Nameserver in Israel
Redwood City, CA - Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) and ISOC-IL have installed a new F-root nameserver in Tel Aviv, Israel, at the Israeli Internet Exchange (IIX). The new server was deployed in cooperation with ISOC-IL, the Israeli chapter of the Internet Society, serving all of the Israeli Internet Community.
Doron Shikmoni, ISOC-IL board member overseeing the .il ccTLD and the Israel Internet Exchange, stated, "Installing a DNS root server at the IIX will enhance users' Internet access experience by providing a faster and even more resilient DNS infrastructure. ISOC-IL is excited to present this service to the local community; it underlines our commitment to improving the Internet infrastructure in Israel."
Joao Damas, F-root Programme Manager, stated, "We are happy to be installing a new F-root server in this region of the world. This will provide enhanced and more dependable DNS service for users of the Internet in Israel."
Root servers store a series of information for identifying servers for domain names, for example '.' or '.com'. This information is necessary for further resolution of URLs, email addresses and other types of Internet transactions.
In 2003 ISC deployed 17 new F-root nameserver sites around the globe enhancing Internet response times in key regions and reducing the vulnerability of the Internet Root nameserver system to malicious attacks. ISC has plans to deploy 12 new F-root nameservers around the globe in 2004. Tel Aviv is the fifth to be installed this year.
Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3), public benefit corporation with a long history of developing and maintaining the production quality Open Source software -- BIND and DHCP. ISC has increased its focus to include enhancing the stability of the global DNS directly through reliable F-root nameserver operations and ongoing operation of a DNS crisis coordination center, ISC's OARC for DNS. ISC is also engaged with further protocol development efforts, particularly in the areas of DNS evolution and facilitating the transition to IPv6. ISC is supported by the donations of generous sponsors, program membership fees and specific fees for services. For program or donation information, please visit our website at http://www.isc.org/
ISOC-IL is a non-profit organization based in Israel, committed to the development and integration of the Internet in Israel, as an educational, social and business infrastructure, as of 1994. Among its various activities, ISOC-IL operates, since 1996, the ccTLD registry for .il, and the Israeli Internet Exchange (IIX) - two critical segments of the Internet infrastructure in the country.
Contact: Doron Shikmoni, email@example.com
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