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TMCNet:  BRIEF: ICANN commissions root DNS-server in Azerbaijan

[November 14, 2012]

BRIEF: ICANN commissions root DNS-server in Azerbaijan

Nov 14, 2012 (Trend News Agency - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has commissioned a root DNS server in Baku, a source close to the project told Trend on Wednesday.

The root DNS server is a key part of the Internet infrastructure and the launch of a next root server will contribute to global security, improving sustainability and stability of the global domain name system, and a global network in the region.

Distributed DNS structure allows you to create protection from DDoS-attacks.

Today the DNS root system is distributed throughout the world. A number of system servers use a technology called Anycast. This allows one server to have multiple installations in different geographical locations. Anycast is used to reduce the response time and load balancing root DNS-servers.

DNS root servers contain information about top-level domains, pointing to DNS-servers that support each of these domains. The main DNS root servers are managed by different organizations working in coordination with ICANN.

Do you have any feedback Contact our journalist at agency@trend.az Tags: ICANN, DNS root server ___ (c)2012 Trend News Agency (Baku, Azerbaijan) Visit Trend News Agency (Baku, Azerbaijan) at en.trend.az Distributed by MCT Information Services

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