L-Root IPv6 address renumbering

Job Snijders job at instituut.net
Sat Mar 12 22:05:43 UTC 2016

Hi David,

On Wed, Mar 09, 2016 at 09:06:20PM +0000, David Soltero wrote:
> 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:
> 2001:500:3::42
> As of March 23, 2016, the new IP addresses for the L.ROOT-SERVERS.NET service will be:
> 2001:500:9f::42
> The change will be implemented on the root zone on March 23, 2016
> 2100UTC,  however the new address is already operational.

Can you elaborate on why this change is being introduced?

Kind regards,


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