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DNS (Domain Name System)

The RIPE NCC provides a variety of DNS related services.

The RIPE NCC operates K-root, one of the 13 Internet root name servers. The K-root service is provided by a set of distributed nodes using IPv4 and IPv6 anycast.

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The RIPE NCC is one of many operators participating in the AS112 Project, which aims to provide a clean, well-lit destination for DNS queries concerning RFC1918 and other DSUA networks.

The RIPE NCC's DNS Monitoring Service (DNSMON) is an active measurement service that provides a comprehensive, objective and up-to-date overview of the quality of the service offered by high-level Domain Name System (DNS) servers.

The RIPE NCC offers a best-effort secondary name service to the other Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) and some country code top-level domain (ccTLD) operators who are in the start-up phase of their operations.

Reverse DNS delegations allow applications to map to a domain name from an IP address.