[cmNOG] Root Domain Name Server (DNS) is operated by an University
jeanfrancis.ahanda at gmail.com
Mar 25 Avr 06:54:17 UTC 2017
The first that come in my mind is the B-Root operated by the University of
Benefit ? they are so many starting by research , how many paper have been
published on DNS in africa ?
what is the purpose of an university ?
It's just one idea out of so many and deploying a root server is more
important than anything they will do with stuff like letsencrypt from my
What has Afrinic and ICANN done with L Root in Africa ? almost nothing till
now , for various reason of course but th result is what count.
2017-04-25 7:28 GMT+01:00 Sylvain Baya <abscoco at gmail.com>:
> Hi all, Jean-Francis,
> Le samedi 22 avril 2017, jean-francis AHANDA <jeanfrancis.ahanda at gmail.com>
> a écrit :
>> Is there any Root Domain Name Server (DNS) is operated by an University
>> in Africa ?
> There is certainly no much ww-Universities which are DNS root instances
> hosters...even Regional RENs, I guess.
> I want to add two questions here :
> - How a DNS Root instance could really benefit to an Af-University hosting
> it ?
> - How Af-Universities can be motivated to financially support local-RENs ?
>> if not why ?
> I think that they have much to do right now like deploying IPv6, FOSS, DNS
> Resolvers, DNSSec, Let's Encrypt Certs , deploying best practices in
> sustainable net&sys infras, etc.
>> Is this something we can and should push ?
> There is good discussions  about good raisons for hosting, or not, a
> DNS root instance. When the decision is taken, AFRINIC will help with his
> Root instance deploy program , even ICANN L-root instance deploy program
> , or the support from PCH for their DNS Anycast . The RFC Howto host
> your DNS instance is here . But there is also new information  to
> In other way, what I can add to this discussion, is an encouragement for
> Af-Universities and Af-RENs to join the Yeti-Root project , that is an
> alternative root, for any of their researches in DNS area.
> Good week & Regards,
> : Let's Encrypt - https://letsencrypt.org | Deploy360 -
> : https://afnog.org/pipermail/afnog/2015-November/002429.html |
> https://afnog.org/pipermail/afnog/2015-December/002453.html |
> : Root server copy project (AfRSCP) - AfriNIC |
> : Hosting L-Root in your network | https://www.dns.icann.org/
> lroot/host/ | http://lrootmap.dns.icann.org
> : https://www.pch.net/services/dns_anycast
> : https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7706
> : http://www.bortzmeyer.org/dns-resolveurs-publics.html
> : Yeti Root Project : https://yeti-dns.org
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