We operate significant network services for the overall benefit of the Internet community. The largest of these is F-Root, but we also run secondary name services and provide hosting for public-benefit non-profit projects. We maintain the DLV (DNSSEC Look-Aside Validation) Registry, and the Domain Survey. For current status on our network operations, check our status page.
ISC offers a public benefit SNS. We are pleased to serve more than 60 top level domains in addition to hundreds of Internet infrastructure, public benefit/non-profit, and partner domains. These DNS zones are served using ISC’s global anycast network.
ISC’s main data centers in the San Francisco Bay Area are available to qualified public benefit projects for hosting, mirroring, or network operations. Among the services available include rack space and power, connectivity, remote hands, and web hosting.
The DLV enables domain operators whose parent domains are not signed, or whose registrars will not accept DNSSEC records, to have a zone that can be DNSSEC-validated by resolvers. The ISC DLV should be used as a temporary measure only, while trying to work out these other roadblocks to regular DNSSEC validation through the chain of trust to the root