Establishing a root server
in Bahrain makes this country part of the global Internet's critical infrastructure.
Now, the mystery is solved: serverloft, a supplier of professional Root Servers
with headquarters near Cologne, Germany, is the winner of the auction.
There are 13 logical internet root servers
, each with its own IP address, but five of them have mirrors in other locations to provide redundancy and therefore more security to the internet.
In Monday's co-ordinated blitz an estimated 6,000 computers worldwide swamped the net's 13 root servers
The organization was formed to take over responsibility for the IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management, and root server
system management functions now performed under US government contract by IANA and other entities.
We have a very close working relationship with India's key Internet stakeholders and I am happy to facilitate the deployment of another root server
instance in India," said Samiran Gupta, ICANN's Head of India.
2, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The University of Maryland's Assistant Vice President and Deputy CIO for the Division of Information Technology, Tripti Sinha, has been elected co-chair of the Root Server
System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) by its members effective January 1, 2015.
AssistNow accesses positioning data from a network of u-blox GPS receivers deployed globally, called the AssistNow Global Reference Network, which collects data from satellites and sends it to a dedicated AssistNow Root Server
The root server
replies with a delegation, meaning roughly: "I don't know the IP address of www.
The group has scope to discuss all aspects of Internet governance - including domain names administration and Internet Protocol(IP) addresses, administration of the Internet Root Server
system, telecommunications infrastructure, broadband access, and competition policy, liberalization, privatization and regulations.
The UN Internet conference heard reports from five working groups "on topics including everything from domain names to root server
operation to free speech and intellectual property to privacy," reported CNET News.
Also coinciding with the anniversary, today the Internet Software Consortium will announce the formation of an Operations Analysis and Research Center, designed to help root server
operators work together to make the internet more reliable and secure.