[LACNIC/Anuncios] New Copy of the "L" Root Server in El Salvador

Alexandra Dans alexandra at lacnic.net
Tue Aug 21 15:19:46 BRT 2012

The Latin American and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry (LACNIC) 
signed an agreement with SVNet in El Salvador to install a copie of the 
"L" root server in the city of San Salvador. The L root server is one of 
the thirteen original DNS servers, administered by ICANN and part of the 
basic Internet infrastructure at global level.

Installing this DNS root server copy in Central America will allow a 
significant improvement in terms of the direct connection between users 
and service providers in El Salvador, as well as strengthen Internet 
stability and security. It will also expand the potential uses of 
information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the countries of 
the region.

The new server will be installed through an agreement with SVNet, the 
organization that administrates El Salvador's country code top level 
domain (.sv). What is installed in El Salvador is a copy of one of the 
13 original Internet servers worldwide (ten in the U.S., two in Europe 
and one in Japan), the process uses a technique called anycast that 
facilitates the installation of clone servers which, once in operation, 
are indistinguishable from the original servers.

This initiative is part of +RAICES, a project that LACNIC has been 
promoting since 2004 and which has made it possible to install eleven 
root server copies in Latin America and the Caribbean with the aim of 
improving Internet access throughout the continent and making a relevant 
contribution to Internet stability both at regional as well as at global 

To date, +RAICES has allowed installing root server copies in ten Latin 
American and Caribbean countries: eight copies of the F server (Ecuador, 
Chile, Argentina, Venezuela, Panama, Curacao, St. Maarten, Haiti) and 
tree copies of the L server (Uruguay, Ecuador and El Salvador).

More information: http://lacnic.net/en/raices/

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