ISC and LACNIC to expand root server geographical distribution in Latin America and the Caribbean
Redwood City, CA -- Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) and Latin America and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry (LACNIC) announce an agreement to significantly strengthen the resilience and integrity of the Internet infrastructure worldwide. ISC and LACNIC will co-operate to jointly deploy anycast mirror copies of the F-root operated by ISC throughout LACNIC's service region. This agreement will strengthen both the global DNS and the region's infrastructure.
Raul Echeberria, CEO, LACNIC, commented, "The DNS is a fundamental part of the Internet infrastructure and our region has not had close access to a root server in the past. This initiative, in the context of LACNIC's role in furthering the development of the Internet in the region, improves reachability, resilience and response times of the DNS system for our region."
ISC and LACNIC will jointly endeavour to reach the largest possible Internet user base in the region by placing the mirror servers at strategic points in the region, such as Internet Exchange points (IXs) and Network Access Points (NAPs) or other adequate infrastructure that permit access to the more direct access to the greatest number of local Internet providers and users.
Joao Damas, Sr. Programme Manager for F root at ISC, added, "This collaboration with LACNIC will bring the root servers closer to the Latin American Internet community and also contribute to increase the resilience of the global DNS system. LACNIC is an excellent partner for deployment in Latin America and the Caribbean given its broad regional support and knowledge of the region's context. ISC will continue to manage all F-root servers as we continue to reach out to the Internet community to bring the service closer to the community."
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