ISC Installs Second New Root Nameserver of 2004 in Toronto
Redwood City, CA -- Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) has installed a new F-root Nameserver in Toronto, Canada. The new server was deployed in cooperation with the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) and the Toronto Internet Exchange (TorIX).
Joao Damas, F-root Programme Manager, stated, "We are happy to be installing a new F-root node in such a central point for the Canadian and North American Internet. Considering Toronto is the epicenter of one of the highest concentrations of residential broadband access in the world this will improve the local community's resilience in the event of network incidents."
"It is an honor and a privilege for TorIX be considered by the ISC," stated Jason Lixfeld, President of TorIX. "Our seven year history of exceptional performance and reliability as Canada's premier Internet Exchange point has once again helped solidify Canada's position as a major player in the industry. This made the choice simple for ISC when they decided to deploy and additional F-root nameserver in Toronto to help maintain name service resilience and decrease 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.
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
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Technical Contact: Joao Damas, firstname.lastname@example.org_damas@isc.org
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