ISC, APNIC and APJII Install First Root Nameserver in Indonesia
Redwood City, CA -- Internet Systems Consortium (ISC), APNIC and APJII have installed a new F-root nameserver in Jakarta, Indonesia. The new server was deployed in cooperation with Asosiasi Penyelenggara Jasa Internet Indonesia (APJII) and is hosted at the Indonesia Internet Exchange (IIX).
Joao Damas, F-root Programme Manager, stated, "ISC is extremely happy to be working with APJII and APNIC in bringing Internet services closer to the Indonesian Internet community, enhancing it's resilience and technical independence from external resources and services and contributing to create a global network. Installation in Indonesia brings DNS root servers closer to one of the most important countries in the Asia Pacific region."
Root servers make available information for finding authoritative servers for top-level domains; there are several hundred such domains, including "COM", "ORG", "UK" and "ID". Computers use this information interpret URLs, e-mail addresses, and perform other types of Internet transactions.
Paul Wilson, Director General of APNIC, added, "This is the seventh root server installation which APNIC has supported in the Asia Pacific. We are pleased with our ongoing progress to provide ISPs and the Internet community at large with faster DNS response and additional resilience to DNS services, both of which are critical improvements in the Asia Pacific region."
Heru Nugroho, Secretary General of APJII, commented, "The Indonesian Internet community has worked hard with ISC and APNIC to make the first root server installation in Indonesia a reality. We would like to thank all the individuals and organizations that have taken part in this important project. Initial measurements indicate a significant improvement of host name lookups felt by more than 100 providers that peer at the Indonesian Internet Exchange."
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. Jakarta is the sixth to be installed 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 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
APJII is a non-profit organisation that serves as a collaborative platform to the Indonesian ISPs. It acts as the National Internet Registry (NIR), working closely with APNIC to foster good management of IP resources in Indonesia. Indonesia Internet Exchange (IIX) is one of APJII's important projects to promote peering between Indonesian ISPs. There are currently more than 100 peers in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia. Exchanges in other cities are being planned. For more information about APJII, please visit http://www.apjii.or.id
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