[dns-operations] root server address in whois
Ed.Lewis at neustar.biz
Fri May 23 17:48:09 UTC 2008
Looking into the ARIN, APNIC, and RIPE whois servers, here are there
registered organizations for the IPv4 addresses in use for the root
servers. In the left column are the letter and the operator
according to www.root-servers.org.
I took the liberty of abbreviating...
root-servers IP address whois entries
A VeriSign 126.96.36.199 OrgName: VeriSign Infrastructure & Operations
B ISI 188.8.131.52 OrgName: B.Root-Server-OPS
C Cogent 184.108.40.206 OrgName: PSI Inc.
D UMD 220.127.116.11 OrgName: UMD = University of Maryland
E NASA ARC 18.104.22.168 OrgName: NASA
F ISC 22.214.171.124 OrgName: ISC
G U.S. DOD 126.96.36.199 OrgName: U.S. DoD (NIC)
H U.S. Army 188.8.131.52 OrgName: Headquarters, USAAISC
I Autonomica 184.108.40.206 Autonomica
J VeriSign 220.127.116.11 OrgName: VeriSign Global Registry Services
K RIPE-NCC 18.104.22.168 RIPE NCC
L ICANN 22.214.171.124 OrgName: ICANN
M WIDE Proj 126.96.36.199 The University of Tokyo/Info-Tech Center
A DEFGHIJKL = seems normal (operator and registered address holder match)
BC M = not exact matches
The "mismatch" in C is (maybe) a matter of Cogent not updating
(transfering) the registrations from PSI when they acquired/merged.
For M - WIDE is a project at the University of Tokyo.
For B - I don't know how to read that. The whois entry doesn't mention ISI.
It might be that the L-root incident is a one time event. (For
whatever little value that point is.)
Edward Lewis +1-571-434-5468
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