Monday, October 8, 2007

Internet Registry for the Asia Pacific Deploys Nominum Authoritative Name Server

c, the Regional Internet Registry for the Asia Pacific, has selected Nominum's Foundation Authoritative Name Server (ANS) to scale its network.

APNIC is responsible for allocating and assigning Internet Protocol (IP) address space (both IPv4 and IPv6) and Autonomous System (AS) numbers, and making "" domain delegations.

As part of the critical public Internet infrastructure, APNIC has stringent demands for authoritative name server performance, reliability and functionality. In evaluating solutions to handle the reverse IP-address to host-name mapping for the entire Asia Pacific region, APNIC sought a product that had high throughput and operational stability for both IPv6 and IPv4, and supported DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC). The ability to make zone alterations in real time and to reconfigure servers without lengthy server restart times was essential.

Because some of APNIC's servers are located in the busy Internet exchanges of Japan and Australia, it was also necessary to have exceptionally high throughput and very low response times in addition to high levels of availability.

Nominum said its Foundation Authoritative Name Server (ANS) was selected because it delivers very high performance in terms of query responses per second, and it can be configured and managed remotely without the need for downtime.