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Thanks to APNIC, ISC and the USP for hosting a mirror of the F-root nameserver. Trust that ISPs (esp. in Fiji) explore and take this opportunity to engage in peering arrangements.
A mirror of Internet F-root server went live in Suva, Fiji on 25 May 2007. This is the first root nameserver to be deployed in the Pacific islands and will bring significant improvements in speed and reliability to Internet users in the region.
APNIC has coordinated this deployment with Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) and University of the South Pacific.
This root nameserver deployment in Fiji will bring the total number of root DNS servers in the Asia Pacific region to 35.
Joao Damas, ISC F-root Programme Manager, said, "ISC has been involved in a global effort to bring resilient and dependable DNS services to a new level. F-root anycast deployment is, together with our TLD hosting service, a part of that effort. Collaboration with APNIC and local agents has been crucial to enable delivery and it is with great joy that with the installation in Fiji we see a DNS root server present for the first time in the Pacific island states, servicing various communities in the region."
USP provided a dedicated rack, a 24-hour backup electricity supply and a secure environment for the installation. Simon Greaves, USP Systems & Networks Manager, said they were "very enthusiastic about hosting an F-root server here at the University of the South Pacific. The combination of our high-speed Internet connection and VSAT connections to 11 other Pacific Island countries uniquely places us to extend the benefits of the F-root server to the region.
Paul Wilson, Director General of APNIC, added, "The deployment of this root nameserver in Fiji is a positive example of Internet community coordination. The installation has involved the not-for- profit organisations and educational institutions working together to improve DNS stability and Internet response times for developing economies in the Pacific".