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Hosting a K-root node

The RIPE NCC is open to considering requests to host a K-root node in ISPs and other networks.

If your organisation is interested in hosting a K-root node, we kindly ask you to read all of the following documents before you apply:

If we receive a large number of requests at once, we will plan the deployment of these hosted nodes in batches. We will use the information from our RIPE Atlas measurements to prioritise those locations where the biggest improvement to K-root reachability can be expected, with a focus on the RIPE NCC service region. More information about this can be found in this RIPE Labs article.

After reading all of the above-mentioned documents, you can begin the K-root node host application process.

ICANN's Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) has published a document, RSSAC002, that requests root name server operators to collect and publish certain key metrics about the root name server system. K-root's statistics are available at the following address:

RSSAC 002 Metrics

These graphs show the query rate at K-root. The first graph shows the combined rate across all K-root nodes. The next four show combined query rates for the four different categories of K-root nodes. Clicking on the graphs will show more details.

K-root DSC Graphs