Saint Petersburg Internet Exchange Network (SPB-IX)
placed RU domain root server local node.
Saint Petersburg became another Russian city as part of the
joint program of RIPN and
Coordination Center for TLD RU
launched to deploy domain RU Secondary DNS-server nodes network.
Previously, similar nodes were put into operation in Amsterdam
(Netherlands), Moscow, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Samara and Vladivostok
(in test mode).
The establishment of such nodes was largely prompted by
improvement of reliability, accessibility and fail-safe features
of DNS-servers in Russian regions and abroad. Domain RU root
DNS-server node placed in Saint Petersburg is controlled by
Domain RU Technical Center (RIPN).
Now any network presented by SPB-IX participant
has an ability to set peering with the network, where Saint-Petersburg national
Russian domain node is placed to significantly increase the accessibility of
domain RU root server. Route-server (RS)
users automatically gained direct access to domain RU network without setting
direct peering with it. The service is provided as part of the contract for
connection to SPB-IX. IP-anycast technology is applied for deployment of new
nodes of domain RU Secondary DNS-servers.
Following the development plan, domain RU DNS-server mirrors will further
be set up in Roston-on-Don and other cities with more than 1 million residents
in all seven Federal districts of Russia, as well as in Europe, Asia and America.