The DNS root just got a little bit bigger. We have a few new ccTLDs that have been added. As an operator of a few TLDs with our TLDDNS service, it is both an honor and point of pride to operate such a critical piece of infrastructure. An event such as a new ccTLD is great as the country code TLD is a way to channel national identity online.
First is Montenegro, me. They have a functioning NIC at NIC.me I tried their registration system but it was not working at the time of writing.
me. 21600 IN NS ns.cg.ac.yu. me. 21600 IN NS me.ns.nic.cz. me. 21600 IN NS ns-me.ripe.net. me. 21600 IN NS ns3.nic.fr. me. 21600 IN NS sunic.sunet.se. me. 21600 IN NS ns2.nic.me. me. 21600 IN NS dns.CARNet.hr. me. 21600 IN NS ns.nic.yu. me. 21600 IN NS ns2.crnagora.net. me. 21600 IN NS ns.nic.me.
There is a good mix of European bandwidth in there plus a RIPE operated DNS server. Should be good for them.
Next up is North Korea, kp. At the time of writing, I could not find anything that actually resolves inside kp including their own A record. Here’s the NS set for them:
kp. 3600 IN NS ns2.kcce.net. kp. 3600 IN NS ns1.kcce.net.
Both name servers are off of Cogent and physically located in Germany. Not the best for a ccTLD but it’s better than being offline.
Last is Serbia, rs. NIC.rs works as well.
rs. 86400 IN NS ns-rs.ripe.net. rs. 86400 IN NS odisej.telekom.yu. rs. 86400 IN NS avala.yubc.net. rs. 86400 IN NS ns3.NIC.rs. rs. 86400 IN NS ns2.NIC.rs. rs. 86400 IN NS ns5.NIC.rs. rs. 86400 IN NS NS1.NIC.rs.
Like me., there is a mix of bandwidth but maybe not as diverse. Still, a good solid start.
Welcome Montenegro, North Korea, and Serbia!