Network Services

We operate significant network services for the overall benefit of the Internet community. The largest of these is F-Root, but we also run secondary name services and provide hosting for public-benefit non-profit projects. We maintain the DLV (DNSSEC Look-Aside Validation) Registry, and the Domain Survey.   For current status on our network operations, check our status page.

 

F-Root

ISC operates the “F” root domain server, one of the 13 Internet root name servers known as A-root through M-root. We are proud and grateful to operate F-Root for IANA since 1994.

F-Root

SNS-PB

ISC offers a public benefit SNS. We are pleased to serve more than 60 top level domains in addition to hundreds of Internet infrastructure, public benefit/non-profit, and partner domains. These DNS zones are served using ISC’s global anycast network.

SNS-PB

Hosted@ISC

ISC’s main data centers in the San Francisco Bay Area are available to qualified public benefit projects for hosting, mirroring, or network operations. Among the services available include rack space and power, connectivity, remote hands, and web hosting.

Hosted@ISC

Domain Survey

The Domain Survey attempts to discover every host on the Internet by doing a complete search of the allocated address space and following links to domain names. It is sponsored by Internet Systems Consortium, Inc. with technical operations subcontracted to 3waylabs.

ISC Domain Survey

DLV Registry

The DLV enables domain operators whose parent domains are not signed, or whose registrars will not accept DNSSEC records, to have a zone that can be DNSSEC-validated by resolvers. The ISC DLV should be used as a temporary measure only, while trying to work out these other roadblocks to regular DNSSEC validation through the chain of trust to the root

DLV Registry

Last modified: February 19, 2015 at 3:04 pm