If you want to
improve Internet performance in New Zealand through
improving DNS infrastructure, try and get at least one GTLD server
instance hosted within New Zealand. the time it takes to go to the US
for the GTLD .COM/.NET/.EDU lookups is by far the easiest of those to
My view of the WIX shows that Verisign actually does have the 'b' gTLD
servers co-located with the Root server 'J" instance there.
Ah, awesome! From my viewpoints I don't see them, I'm going to have to
harass my upstream to investigate their routing policies (Hi Chris!).
UoW also seems to pick an instance announced over KAREN which sends
packets somewhere in Europe (Hi Colin!). Other ISPs do seem to be
picking the routes from WIX (just none of the ones I'm on do).
It's a much easier solution than I imagined if it's already working for
most ISPs and some ISPs just need to investigate their peering
preferences to make sure they pick up the lowest latency rather than
cheapest route, and/or fix their peering.
.ORG Servers are present both on APE and WIX. They
provide a different
set of .ORG servers locally. 'b2.org.afilias-nst.org' and
'a2.org.afilias-nst.org' respectively. Routes are withdrawn from WIX at
present, it seems.
I do appear to see the Afilias servers at APE, and Afilias seems to have
other instances that appear nearby (.au?)
You may not see these servers due to 'peering'
policy differences. None
of the DNS anycast providers are likely to buy transit in NZ and only
provide the services at the IX over peering sessions, which may not gel
well with the 'policies' of the established carriers.