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New Instance of RIPE NCC Operated K-root Server Deployed in Brisbane, Australia

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29 June 2005 - The RIPE NCC (Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre) in partnership with APNIC (The Asia Pacific Network Information Centre) has deployed a new local node instance of the K-root Internet root name server at PIPE Networks Exchange in Brisbane, Australia.

The K-root server is one of the 13 Internet root name servers that resolve lookups for domain names all over the world and form a critical part of the global Internet infrastructure. The Domain Name System (DNS) is a service used to translate between host names and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses by virtually all Internetworking software, including e-mail and web browsers.

This new instance of the K-root server is one of a set of distributed mirror instances implemented by the RIPE NCC using an IP anycast technique to provide high availability of the K-root service and improve resilience to Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, while remaining transparent to the end user.

The RIPE NCC has operated the K-root server since 1997, when we installed the first instance at the London Internet Exchange (LINX) in London, UK. Since early 2003, our technicians have deployed mirror instances of the K-root server in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Athens, Doha, Milan, Reykjavik, Helsinki, Poznan, Geneva, Tokyo, Abu Dhabi and Budapest.

You can find more information on the K-root website:

http://k.root-servers.org/