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Joint Brazilian Network Information Center/ICANN Project Leads to Faster and Safer DNS Resolution in Brazil

14-May-2012 | Source : | Visits : 9993
MARINA DEL REY, CA - The Brazilian Network Information Center (, in cooperation with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has completed an improvement to the Internet infrastructure that increases the resilience to potential abuse or attacks on Domain Name Service (DNS) by boosting name resolution capacity. 

According to ICANN, has installed 14 new anycast copies of ICANN's L-Root server, which were originally installed in California. 

"This new infrastructure reduces response time in Brazil for domains from all over the world," said Frederico Neves, director of technology services at the "But its most relevant impact is greatly increasing security, by distributing international connectivity to the name resolution service independently and at the root of the Internet in the country."

As of today, L-Root copies operate together with .br servers at Internet Exchange Points (PTTMetro) across Brazil. Of the 20 current locations for those points, 14 will reap benefits from this latest infrastructure improvement. 

"Root name servers are a critical part of the Internet's infrastructure," said Joe Abley, Director of ICANN's DNS Group. "These new servers distributed across Brazil are part of a global effort to improve DNS response time, security and general stability for all users."

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