May 6 – 7, 2021
UTC timezone
OARC 35 Day 1 - begins 01:00 UTC Today 6 May.

30 years of operating a root name server - challenges now and then

May 6, 2021, 5:40 AM
Standard Presentation Online Workshop OARC 35 Day 1


Mr Lars-Johan Liman (Netnod)


The root name servers, identified by letters A through M, provide the entry points to the Domain Name System (DNS). They perform a critical role in reaching basically any service on the Internet.

Netnod operates, one of the Internet’s 13 root name servers, and the first to be located outside of the United States. This summer it celebrates 30 years of service.

How does Netnod accomplish this challenging and responsible task? Swedish top chef Lars-Johan Liman (aka Liman) will show you around in his kitchen and reveal the secret recipe for running the I root server performant and reliably! He might even share a few historic anecdotes.

Primary author

Mr Lars-Johan Liman (Netnod)

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