ISC and LoNAP install F-root Name Server in diverse London, UK location
Redwood City, CA --
Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) and LoNAP install a new F-root name server in London, UK. This server is the first F-root name server to be installed in London and the first root name server to be installed at the popular Redbus Harbour Exchange site.
Joao Damas, F-root Programme Manager stated that "ISC is extremely happy to be working with LoNAP in bringing the F-root name server to the UK, contributing to increasing the resilience of the UK and global Internet infrastructure."
Virtually every Internet transaction, from sending an email to finding a website, begins with a Domain Name System (DNS) query. A DNS query is the method computers use to translate a human readable name such as www.isc.org to a network address that a computer can find. The Root servers answer the question of where several hundred top-level domains including ".com", ".org", ".net", or ".uk" can be found
Sebastien Lahtinen, Director of LoNAP added "We are delighted to work with ISC in deploying F-root in London, helping guarantee the availability of critical Internet infrastructure around the UK and for the Internet community at large.
Since 2003 ISC has deployed 33 new F-root name server sites around the globe enhancing Internet response times in key regions and reducing the vulnerability of the Internet root name server system to malicious attacks. ISC has plans to deploy 5 new F-root name servers during 2005 with a focus on developing nations and South America. London is the 4th location deployed 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 BIND and DHCP Open Source software. ISC has increased its focus to include enhancing the stability of the global DNS directly through reliable F-root name server operations and ongoing operation of a DNS crisis coordination center, ISC's OARC for DNS. ISC is also engaged in 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 https://www.isc.org.
LoNAP (www.lonap.net) is a mutual Internet Exchange Point (IXP) owned by its growing membership, consisting of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and content providers from Europe an d the USA. Incorporated in 1997, it enables its members to exchange Internet traffic over the fastest connections of up to 10 Gbps, bringing speed and cost benefits to their customers. LoNAP is currently present at three neutral London Dock lands datacentres: Telehouse North, Telehouse East and Redbus Harbour Exchange with an additional expansion site t o be announced shortly.
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