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The AFNIC chooses anycast for the .fr ccTLD

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The AFNIC wishes to equip itself with technologies that will reinforce
its service level on the
French country-code Top Level Domains
it administrates.

In regards to these plans, the AFNIC has recently implemented new servers
based on the anycast technology in order to increase the
sturdiness as well as the quality of the DNS (Domain Name Service)
of the administered zones, including .fr zone.

The anycast technology allows to free oneself from the geographical
localization of sensitive servers. At the same time, while its
geographical scope extends, it improves the DNS service quality by its
response time and its sturdiness as it offers a better resistance to
denial of service attacks (DoS).

To conduct this evolution, the AFNIC has hired a cooperation with
Autonomica. This Swedish company, in charge of one of the Internet’s
root name servers, belongs to Netnod, operator for the “Swedish independent
Internet exchange points”.

Further information about…


Netnod and Autonomica:

About the AFNIC
(Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération )

Non-profit organization, the AFNIC is in charge of the administrative and technical management of the .fr (France) and .re (Reunion Island) Internet domain names.
The AFNIC brings together public and private members: representatives from the French government, Internet users and Internet Service Providers (Registrars).
Further information.