[bc-gnso] ALERTS from the Secretariat: New L-Root DNS Server Enhances DNS Fault Tolerance and Resistance to DDoS Attacks

Benedetta Rossi bc-secretariat at icann.org
Mon May 21 13:40:55 UTC 2012

Dear BC Members,

Please find below an ICANN announcement on New L-root DNS Server.

Kind Regards,

Benedetta Rossi
BC Secretariat
bc-secretariat at icann.org


  New L-Root DNS Server Enhances DNS Fault Tolerance and Resistance to
  DDoS Attacks

18 May 2012

A new instance of L-Root has been installed in Odessa, Ukraine, 
increasing the Domain Name System's (DNS) overall fault tolerance and 
its resilience against certain types of cyber threats, such as 
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.

The launch of the server node is a joint operation between ICANN and 
Ukrainian domain registry Hostmaster. DNS Root Servers form a key part 
of the Internet infrastructure that contribute to the global security 
and stability of the DNS.

"Odessa is one of the largest Ukrainian cities, with one of the highest 
Internet penetration rates in the country," said Dmitry Kohmanyuk, a 
Hostmaster official. "Moreover, the Internet provider we opted for has 
quality connections to Western Ukraine, which is precisely why we 
decided to deploy the node there."

Hostmaster, the Ukrainian administrator of the .UA domain, supplied the 
equipment necessary for the installation of the new L-Root node.

"In addition to the newest L-Root server in Odessa, two other L-Root 
nodes, in Kyiv and Kharkiv, were also deployed through collaboration 
between ICANN and Hostmaster." said Joe Abley, Director of DNS 
Operations at ICANN."


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