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The RIPE NCC Deploys New K-root Node in Africa

20 August 2009 - The RIPE NCC is pleased to announce that we have deployed a new K-root local node at the Tanzania Internet Exchange (TIX) in Dar es Salaam.

This node is sponsored by AfriNIC and the Tanzania Internet Service Providers Association (TISPA), with transit provided by Simbanet and Africa Online.

The RIPE NCC is participating in AfriNIC's Root Server Anycast Copy Program, which assists well established IXPs in the African region to deploy anycast instances of root name servers. The K-root local node in Dar es Salaam is the first such deployment.

For more information about this K-root node, and K-root in general, please visit the K-root website.

For more information about AfriNIC's Root Server Anycast Copy Program, visit AfriNIC's Anycast Root Server Project page.