[LINK] Top five reasons for Australia to Get a Root-Server.

Kim Davies kim at cynosure.com.au
Wed Oct 14 02:55:22 AEDT 2009

Quoting Tom Koltai on Tuesday October 13, 2009:
| Is this wrong?

To reiterate what everyone is saying, yes.

| Guys, I'll play Tennis all day. However, the crux of my argument
| (although slightly flawed) was that we need our own Root Server.
| If the "J" server now lives here instead of VA, then we have one.

Given your personal notion of a root server is it must be located solely
in Australia at the exclusion of other locations, then Australia does
not have one. Nor will it likely ever have one.

However, for everyone else, there are a number of root servers in
Australia. Physically located in Australia, locally routed, all carrying
the same contents as every other root server out there. Some are run by
US organisations, some are run by non-US organisations. Odds are if a
DNS query you make needs to hit a root server, it will do so without
leaving the country.


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