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February 19, 2010

New Russian DNS Node in New York

The Coordination Center for TLD .RU and the Internet Technical Center announce launch of the tenth node to serve the Russian domain zones. The new node has been launched jointly with Moscow Internet Exchange, a Russian DNS operator. It will serve .RU, .SU and .РФ domains to streamline processing of DNS requests originating from North America.

Connectivity with the American networks is enabled by connecting both to the NYIIX peering point located in New York and the IP port of Tata Communications global provider. Tata Communications has also provided channels for network access and MSS services to protect the node against DoS attacks.

During the first few days of operation, the node took over about 20% of the total DNS traffic to the Russian national domains. Today, the DNS network hosts 10 nodes located in 7 federal districts of the Russian Federation, in Europe and North America.

Using the IP-anycast technology, Web user domain name requests are made to the nearest DNS node via a shortest network route having a minimum response time. Moreover, IP-anycast provides for interchangeability of DNS nodes and improves Domain Name Service resilience to network attacks and Web-based emergencies. MSK-IX experts provide for the operation and 24x7 monitoring of the DNS network.

About the Companies

Coordination Center for TLD .RU is a non-profit organization in charge of administering the national top-level domain .RU. The Coordination Center is focused at enabling stable and robust operation of DNS infrastructure across the Russian Internet segment. The Coordination Center develops regulations applying to the .RU domain, issues accreditation to registrars, and runs R&D projects to develop the .RU and .РФ domains.

MSK-IX is the Internet Exchange operator present in seven regions of the Russian Federation and hosting a major European peering node, Moscow Internet Exchange. MSK-IX is a DNS provider operating the DNS-NET network used by the Russian national domains.

The Internet Technical Center was established by the Coordination Center for TLD .RU and the Foundation for Internet Development to enable maintenance and infrastructure growth across the Russian national domains.

ТАТА Communications, a member of the $62.5 billion Tata Group, is a leading global provider of a new world of communications and a Tier 1 IP provider.

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