Press Release: 2020
18 December 2020
Japan Registry Services Co., Ltd. (JPRS)
M-Root Instance Launched in Brisbane Based on a New Cooperative Relationship with APNIC
On December 16, 2020, Japan Registry Services Co., Ltd. (JPRS: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President Koki Higashida) has launched an M-Root DNS server (M-Root) anycast instance in Brisbane, Australia, under a new cooperative relationship with WIDE Project and APNIC.
Since August 1997, WIDE Project has operated the M-Root server, and since 2005, JPRS started to cooperate with WIDE Project in technical development of the DNS and in administration of the DNS server[*1]. After that, in July 2020, WIDE Project, JPRS and APNIC agreed and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to build a new cooperative relationship to expand M-Root services in the Asia Pacific and beyond[*2]. As the very first project based on this MoU, WIDE Project, JPRS and APNIC deployed a new M-Root anycast instance in Brisbane, Australia.
After this successful deployment in Brisbane, WIDE Project, JPRS, and APNIC will continue to deploy M-Root anycast instances, mainly in the Asia-Pacific region, through cooperation based on the MoU.
As a company that supports the network infrastructure, JPRS will continue to make further efforts to improve the quality of its services, and thereby contributing to the development of the Internet and the building of a better future for everyone.
JPRS is a leading service provider for management and registration of domain names and for the domain name system (DNS) operations. The company was established on December 26, 2000. As a company dedicated to maintaining the Internet infrastructure of Japan, JPRS operates under a corporate philosophy which aims to contribute to the expansion of the Internet and to building a better future for people and society.
- WIDE Project and JPRS Start Joint Operation of a Root DNS Server
- M-Root deployment to expand under new collaboration agreement
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