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"L" Root Server Scaling Report Released

17 September 2009

As part ICANN's ongoing efforts to ensure the stability of the DNS, ICANN staff contracted with the DNS Operations, Analysis and Research Center ( https://www.dns-oarc.net/) as independent and well-respected experts to provide an analysis of the impact of adding IPv6, DNSSEC, and additional top-level domains to the ICANN-operated L root server.

This study, while independent of the Root Server System Root Scaling Study (http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-29may09-en.htm) and focused specifically on the impact to the ICANN-operated L root server, has been used as input in the more comprehensive study undertaken by the Root Scaling Study Group.

The final report of the DNS-OARC study has now been published at http://www.icann.org/en/topics/ssr/root-zone-augementation-analysis-17sep09-en.pdf [PDF, 2,190K].

Related Links:

Root Server Scaling Report
http://www.icann.org/en/topics/ssr/root-zone-augementation-analysis-17sep09-en.pdf [PDF, 2,190K]