ISC and Cable and Wireless Install First Root Nameserver in Munich, Germany
Redwood City, CA -- Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) and Cable and Wireless have installed a new F-root nameserver at the INXS in Munich, Germany.
Joao Damas, F-root Programme Manager, stated, "ISC is extremely happy to be working with Cable and Wireless to enhance the resilience and service of the global DNS. Installation at the INXS exchange point increases root server reachability in Europe."
Root servers make available information for finding authoritative servers for top-level domains; there are several hundred such domains, including "DE", "COM", "ORG", "UK", etc. Computers use this information interpret URLs, e-mail addresses, and perform other types of Internet transactions.
Michael Ratcliffe, Director IP Engineering, stated, "Cable and Wireless is delighted to be able to contribute to enhancing the European Internet infrastructure and helping improve the user experience by reducing nameserver response times."
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.
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 www.isc.org/
About Cable and Wireless:
Cable & Wireless is one of the world's leading international communications companies. It provides voice, data and IP (Internet Protocol) services to business and residential customers, as well as services to other telecoms carriers, mobile operators and providers of content, applications and Internet services.
Cable & Wireless' principal operations are in the United Kingdom, continental Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Panama and the Middle East.
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