VeriSign Launches Rapid Updates to Domain Name System Files

00:00:00 - 09 September 2004

September 9, 2004 - (Hostreview.com)- VeriSign, Inc. (www.verisign.com), the leading provider of intelligent infrastructure services for the Internet and telecommunications networks, today announced that it has implemented a major enhancement, called "rapid updates," to its .com and .net Domain Name System (DNS) servers.

"Companies that bundle Web and e-mail services with a domain name, can now provide their customers with the ability to see their new Web sites almost immediately," said Elliott Noss, CEO of Tucows Inc. "Rapid updates enables us to provide our customers with better levels of service."

Previously, VeriSign updated DNS servers for .com and .net twice each day by generating a file from its .com and .net Registry database and globally distributing it to all 13 of the .com and .net DNS servers.

With new, rapid updates, VeriSign distributes updates every few seconds accommodating all changes that affect any of the more than 35 million domain names for .com or .net.

"In a very short time, the Internet has become an indispensable communications tool of businesses and consumers, so much so that even a very short disruption in service can have a significant impact on those conducting commerce and communications," said  Raynor Dahlquist, acting vice president of VeriSign's Naming and Directory Services.

With the ability to quickly modify DNS data, ISPs and domain name registrars can now respond more quickly to even tougher scenarios like denial of service attacks and Web site outages and provide better service for all domain registrants.

VeriSign manages relationships with more than 200 ICANN-accredited registrars who submit over 60 million domain name transactions daily. VeriSign's .com and .net Registry is the authoritative registry for .com and .net domain names. Currently, VeriSign's global Registry for .com and .net manages more than 14 billion DNS queries or "lookups" each day. 


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