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Root Server System Scaling Study

Open: 29 May 09
Closed: 31 July 09

Explanation: Responding to a request from the ICANN Board, the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) and the Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) have commissioned a study of the potential impact on the operation of the root server system of adding IPv6 address records, IDN top level names, other new TLDs, and new records to support DNS security to the root zone.

The Terms of Reference [PDF, 88 KB] for the study cover all aspects of root zone operation, including data production, compilation, and publication to the root servers (including anycast instances) and serving data from the root servers.

Staff member responsible: John Crain

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