ISC and APNIC Install New Root Nameserver in Brisbane
Redwood City, CA -- Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) and APNIC have installed a new F-root nameserver in Brisbane, Australia. The new server will compliment the other F-root servers recently deployed by these organizations in the region.
Joao Damas, F-root Programme Manager, stated, "This is our first installation of an F-root mirror in 2004 and we are confident of reaching our objective of installing 12 new nameservers around the globe this year. The server in Brisbane will bring added stability and diversity to the Southern Hemisphere, complimenting the server we have already installed in Auckland, New Zealand."
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 and accidental losses of international connectivity.
Paul Wilson, Director General of APNIC, added, "This is the sixth root server installation which APNIC has supported in the Asia Pacific, after servers installed last year in Hong Kong, Seoul, Beijing, Taipei and Singapore. It will provide ISPs and the Internet community at large with faster DNS response and additional resilience to DNS services, both of which are critical improvements."
The new server will store a series of information for identifying domain names that are included at the end of web addresses, for example `.' or `.com'. This enables it to find sites immediately in the region or to direct users to the other relevant servers located in other countries.
ISC is a non-profit, 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 www.isc.org
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