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[ga] DNS Root Servers Outside US Surpass Those Inside

All former DNSO GA members or other interested stakeholders/users,

  From Slashdot:
penciling_in writes "Paul Rendek, head of member services and communica
of RIPE Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC) [0]has reported on
CircleID that: 'For the first time in Internet history the number of
instances of DNS root servers outside the United States has overtaken
number within. The balance was tipped by the recent launch in Frankfurt
of an anycast instance of the [1]RIPE NCC operated [2]K-root server.' In

the same report, Daniel Karrenberg, Chief Scientist of the RIPE NCC
'We monitor the quality of the root name service from more than 50
locations worldwide, and we [3]publish the results for everyone to

Discuss this story at:

    0. http://www.circleid.com/464_0_1_0_C.html
    1. http://www.ripe.net/
    2. http://k.root-servers.org/
    3. http://dnsmon.ripe.net/

Personal Note of concern:

  How come I am not surprised.  Seems yet again that ICANN
cannot or will not manage the Root servers it controls via ISC
as well as our European counter parts.  This does not boad well
for US IT management...  A sad day indeed


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