Concern about gTLD servers in India

Anurag Bhatia me at
Sat Mar 10 01:28:48 CST 2012

I am sure few of people here have experience of running root servers.

Can someone share if there's huge difference in . root servers Vs gTLD
servers? I understand that root only hold all TLD's  - cc and gTLD
delegation that would be few hundred TLDs delegation while gTLDs hold lot
of domain names but if one country has root, what prevents having gTLD
also? Certainly bit more hardware, storage and processing power but such
facilities are available mostly say in India & South Africa which have
significant number of big telcos.

On Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 12:52 PM, Graham Beneke <graham at> wrote:

> On 10/03/2012 09:12, Randy Bush wrote:
>> This problem is unfortunately not unique to India. There appear to be no
>>> anycast instances of the gTLD servers in Africa either.
>> really!?
> Yes. I was also a little surprised.
> I'm sure that I read somewhere that at least one of the gTLD anycast
> prefixes was available at JINX (although I've never actually confirmed
> that).
> I've gone through every permutation of
> mtr [-4|-6] [a-m]
> again just to be sure. I'm reaching nothing on this continent.
> --
> Graham Beneke


Anurag Bhatia
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