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K-root Nodes

The RIPE NCC operates k.root-servers.net, 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. Each node announces prefixes from 193.0.14.0/23 in AS25152. Additionally, some nodes announce prefixes from 2001:7fd::/32 in AS25152. A K-root node consists of one or more servers running BIND, Knot or NSD.

 

Anyone may apply to host a K-root node. Get details on the expansion plan and application process.

Peering with K-root

K-root originates all our prefixes from AS25152. We operate a generally open peering policy, subject to certain operational policies.