12 Aug 15

Netnod and LACNIC Sign MOU

Netnod and LACNIC have signed an MOU related to deployment of nameservers for the Domain Name System in the LACNIC region.

The agreement was signed by Mr. Oscar Alejandro Robles-Garay and Mr. Kurt Erik Lindqvist in July, 2015 to improve collaboration between Netnod and LACNIC for promoting the deployment of “I” root server copies throughout LACNIC’s service region.

Currently, there is only one copy of the “I” root name server in Latin America and the Caribbean. 

LACNIC and Netnod have a history of collaboration and a shared vision on the role root server copies should play in the security, stability and resiliency of the Internet.  

“We are very happy to have reached this agreement by which LACNIC can continue to evolve the Internet in their region, and we are proud to become a partner to LACNIC,” said Kurtis Lindqvist, CEO of NETNOD.

As a result of this MOU, there will be an increased number of “I” root server copies throughout the region, thus improving DNS redundancy and robustness in the LACNIC region. This is in line with the goals of LACNIC's +RAICES program, which promotes the deployment of anycast root server copies in different countries of its service region.  It will also increase the footprint of Netnod DNS services worldwide.

“We are very pleased, as this agreement is the result of years of collaboration with Netnod. This MOU allows us to take advantage of Netnod's expertise in our operations and our efforts to maintain a stable Internet in the LACNIC service region,” said Oscar Robles, CEO of LACNIC

About Netnod

Netnod is a not-for-profit, neutral and independent Internet infrastructure organization, based in Sweden. Netnod is the proud operator of i.root-servers.net, one of the thirteen logical DNS root name servers in the world – a critical part of the DNS infrastructure underlying the Internet. This service is provided as a public service to the Internet community at-large. In addition, Netnod provides DNS anycast and unicast DNS services to TLDs worldwide through its highly respected and robust DNSNODE product. Netnod also operates exchange points (IXPs) in Sweden and Denmark, where Internet operators exchange traffic through peering.  The Netnod IXP has one of the highest amounts of traffic per peer in Europe.


LACNIC, the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry, is an international non-government organization established in Uruguay in 2002. It is responsible for assigning and administrating Internet numbering resources (IPv4, IPv6) and Autonomous System Numbers for the region of Latin America and the Caribbean.  

LACNIC also provides services related to number resources, in particular WHOIS and reverse DNS resolution for its service region. It is one of the five Regional Internet Registries that exist worldwide.

LACNIC’s mission and vision include promoting Internet security, stability and resiliency.