L-Root IPv6 address renumbering

David Soltero david.soltero at icann.org
Wed Mar 9 21:06:20 UTC 2016

This is advance notice that there is a scheduled change to the IPv6 addresses in the Root Zone for the L root-server, also known as  L.ROOT-SERVERS.NET, which is administered by the ICANN.

The current IP addresses for the L.ROOT-SERVERS.NET service are:

As of March 23, 2016, the new IP addresses for the L.ROOT-SERVERS.NET service will be:

The change will be implemented on the root zone on March 23, 2016 2100UTC,  however the new address is already operational.

We encourage DNS infrastructure operators to update their DNS resolvers root "hints” file.

New hints files will be available at the following URLs once the change has been formally executed on March 23, 2016:

  *   http://www.internic.net/domain/named.root
  *   http://www.internic.net/domain/named.cache

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