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The Growing World of DNS

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!


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