ISC and FCCN install new F root mirror in Portugal
Redwood City, CA -- Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) and FCCN have installed a new F-root nameserver in Lisbon, Portugal. The new server was deployed in cooperation with the Portuguese Academic & Research Network and the Portugal Internet Exchange (GigaPIX).
Joao Damas, F-root Programme Manager, stated, "We are happy to be installing a new F-root node in Southern Europe. This will provide enhanced and more dependable DNS service to the Internet in Portugal."
Pedro Veiga, Chairman of FCCN, stated, "FCCN is investing significant resources to give the Portuguese Internet community the quality of service, reliability and security necessary for the development of the Internet in Portugal."
ISC continues to deploy 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.
The new server will 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.
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
FCCN is the organization responsible for the planning and operation of the Portuguese research and education network since 1990 and a major player in the promotion of the Internet in Portugal. FCCN is also responsible for the management of the top-level domain for Portugal, .PT, and created and operates the GigaPIX the main Internet eXchange Point in Portugal. For more information: http://www.fccn.pt/
Media Contact: Laura Hendriksen, 650-423-1309, firstname.lastname@example.org
Technical Contact: Joao Damas, email@example.com
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