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New Instance of RIPE NCC Operated K-root Server Deployed in Budapest, Hungary

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17 December 2004 - On 26 November 2004, the RIPE NCC (Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre) in partnership with ISZT (Council of Hungarian Internet Providers) deployed a new mirror instance of the K-root Internet root name server at BIX (Budapest Internet Exchange) in Budapest, Hungary.

The K-root server is one of the thirteen Internet root name servers that resolve lookups for domain names all over the world. It forms 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.

Deployment of anycast instances of the K-root server further improves the distribution of this crucial service in various Internet regions and its resilience against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.

The RIPE NCC is an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation that provides services to over 3800 members in more than 90 countries. Our members are mainly Internet Service Providers (ISPs), telecommunication organisations and large corporations. We have operated the K-root server since 1997, when the first server was installed 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 and Geneva.

Information about this node and the general requirements and guidelines for expressions of interest for hosting a mirror instance of K-root can be found on the K-root website: