Requests will begin at well-known root servers
in the DNS hierarchy.
'This root server
will not only benefit the Bahrain Internet community, but also Internet communities in the surrounding region, in terms of faster domain resolution and increased resilience within the region.
There are 13 logical internet root servers
, each with its own IP address, but five of them have mirrors in other locations to provide redundancy and therefore more security to the internet.
In Monday's co-ordinated blitz an estimated 6,000 computers worldwide swamped the net's 13 root servers
Most of the thirteen root server
operators, for their part, had no formal relationship with IANA, NSI, or a U.S.
At the top of the hierarchy stand the root servers
: the servers to query when looking up (resolving) a top-level domain name.
The group has scope to discuss all aspects of Internet governance - including domain names administration and Internet Protocol(IP) addresses, administration of the Internet Root Server
system, telecommunications infrastructure, broadband access, and competition policy, liberalization, privatization and regulations.
The UN Internet conference heard reports from five working groups "on topics including everything from domain names to root server
operation to free speech and intellectual property to privacy," reported CNET News.com.
Also coinciding with the anniversary, today the Internet Software Consortium will announce the formation of an Operations Analysis and Research Center, designed to help root server
operators work together to make the internet more reliable and secure.
ICANN assumes "responsibility for the Internet protocol address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management, and root server
system management functions now performed under U.S.
But while there was a little minor disruption for some Internet Service Providers, the root server
system remained operational.