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News | 27.02.2017

Secondary Anycast DUM Rate More Than Doubled by Integration of New Client .eu

Recently winning EURid, the registry operator of the .eu and Cyrillic script .ею (xn--e1a4c) zones, as to-date’s largest customer for the shared use of its global anycast mesh, DENIC now provides DNS slave services covering some 6.5m domains for seven TLD clients, in addition to running its own .de nameservice for more than 16.1m DUM, this way increasing its contribution for the security and stability of the Internet as a whole.

The improved network performance achieved by anycast routing eventually benefits every user of the Internet: via reduced processing times of DNS queries, multiplied back-up capacities to deal with load peaks, and enhanced resilience for optimum DDoS mitigation.

Third-party TLD operators running ccTLDs, gTLDs or Brand TLDs can benefit from DENIC’s DNS anycast slave services since 2010, under a cost-sharing scheme, using either the full set of DENIC’s authoritative global name servers, as a primary service, or picking dedicated ones as a supplement to their own network, in order to enlarge its footprint, resilience, and robustness. Growing numbers of customers and domains under management (DUM) also result in economies of scale for all connected TLD users which makes the shared use of DENIC’s network even more attractive.

Next to providing global anycast network presence, DENIC’s DNS slave service includes 24/7 monitoring and support as well as customised web APIs for advanced monitoring and statistics to meet clients’ operational needs.

Presently, the shared global anycast mesh run by DENIC includes 12 locations spread across the EMEA region (Amsterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, Moscow, Stockholm, Vienna), Asia Pacific (Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul) and the Americas (Los Angeles, Miami, São Paulo). These locations are pooled in one IPv6 and two IPv4 anycast clouds, respectively.

Sited close to leading Internet exchange points, all network locations use high bandwidths, support IPv6 and are fully DNSSEC-enabled.