ISC & Registro.br to Deploy the First Root Name Server in Latin America
Sao Paulo, Brazil - ISC, Inc. (ISC) and Registro.br announced today the deployment of a new Root Name Server in Latin America. The new root server will be a replica of the server that currently operates at ISC, the "F-root server" and will improve the performance and stability of Internet services in Latin America.
Frederico Neves, .BR technical contact, said, "A root-server was the missing part to achieve a complete robust DNS resolution system for Brazilian networks. Following this path we prove our commitment to continually improve one of the key pieces of the Internet economy, the DNS infrastructure."
Sao Paulo is an ideal location for a root name server since it boasts 50% of the Internet market in Brazil. In addition, this server will provide extra resiliency in resolution with the complete DNS independency in the event of a loss of physical connectivity to the rest of the Internet. This server will also reduce DNS response time for other parts of the Latin American region. Currently the best connected root name server is 160 ms from major networks in Brazil. With this deployment of an anycast copy the time will drop to 20 ms - a huge improvement.
Paul Vixie, ISC Chairman, said, "We are pleased with our progress to strengthen the Internet around the globe by providing multiple access points to the root server infrastructure via f-root server mirrors worldwide."
There are 13 "root name servers" worldwide and without them the Internet would not be able to work. Of these, ten are located in the USA, one in Asia and two in Europe. By increasing the footprint of these servers with mirrors located throughout the world, the overall performance of the Internet increases as more resources are deployed to handle the growing Internet traffic and the ability to disperse malicious traffic directed at root servers expands.
ISC (www.isc.org) was founded in 1993 to develop and publish high quality reference implementations of core Internet protocols including DNS and DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol). ISC's DNS implementation, called BIND, was originally developed at UC Berkeley as part of the BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution) system, and has subsequently been completely rewritten at ISC. Most DNS servers on the Internet run BIND or BIND- derived software. Currently there are only 13 root servers, from A to M, in the world. ISC operates and maintains the F-root server. ISC's reference implementation of DHCP is the de facto standard for all UNIX and UNIX-like systems including Linux and BSD.
For more information go to www.isc.org
Registro.br is the ccTLD registry for .BR and the NIR to Brazil. Registro.br has a proven track record of correct, pro-active and well operated DNS delegation services to the local community. The registry operates under the delegation and rules of the CGIBR - Brazilian Internet Steering Committee.
For more information go to Registro.br or http://www.cg.org.br/
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