ICANN is the operator of L-Root, one of the thirteen root servers in the Domain Name System (DNS). To better be able to identify any performance impact on L-Root caused by a larger root zone, work has been done to implement additional instrumentation of L-Root's infrastructure.
A plan for implementation of this additional measurement was published in December 2012.
Statistics about growth of the root zone were published on 31 January 2013.
Results of measurements of L-Root's performance were published on 31 March 2013.
All statistics published in the two companion reports update weekly. Comments and questions on the data presented are very welcome -- please send to Terry Manderson.