B-root begins anycast in May

Robert Story rstory at isi.edu
Wed Apr 19 18:30:52 UTC 2017

To improve B-Root DNS service, B-Root will be activating anycast on
2017-05-01, providing service from a new site in Miami in addition to
our current site in Los Angeles.  We thank Florida International
University (https://www.fiu.edu) and Ampath.net (https://ampath.net) for
hosting our new hardware there, and USC (https://www.usc.edu) for
hardware support for this second site.

As part of this deployment, we will be renumbering B-Root's IPv6 address
to 2001:500:200::b, effective on 2017-06-01.  We also plan renumber our
IPv4 address later in 2017; we will announce that date here.
Renumbering will help support anycast with more resilient routing.  (We
will provide service on our old IPv6 and IPv4 addresses for at least one
year after renumbering.)

B-Root Operator team

Robert Story <http://www.isi.edu/~rstory>
USC Information Sciences Institute <http://www.isi.edu/>

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