Nic.at’s sister company ipcom has signed up another partner to their RcodeZero DNS anycast network, taking the total number of top-level domains using the service to at least 22. Last week the Austrian ccTLD registry announced DNS Belgium had signed an agreement that will see their 1.6 million .be, .vlaanderen and .brussels domain names hosted on the Austrian company’s RcodeZero DNS anycast network.
The announcement follows April’s where ipcom had signed 2 new ccTLDs, and another extended their contract, to their anycast network. The Slovenian Registry (ARNES) has been using RcodeZero for many years for their .si but recently extended their contract. New signings announced in April were the Finnish (TRAFICOM) and Irish (IE Domain Registry) registries. Now with the addition of the three Belgian top-level domains it takes the total number of TLDs utilising ipcom’s anycast network to 22.
“There has been a long partnership between DNS Belgium and nic.at for years,” said Richard Wein, CEO of nic.at, who was delighted that another European registry decided to use RcodeZero DNS as a secondary anycast provider.
“As the former backend provider for .brussels and .vlaanderen we had already proved our robust and reliable services. I am proud that our service convinced our Belgian colleagues and that they are relying on our anycast network. A network that already hosts 22 different TLDs at 21 highly available locations all over the world.”
For DNS Belgium, security, quality and reliability were not only qualities that perfectly describe RcodeZero DNS, they are also key values of DNS Belgium. With its goal to remain a reliable and innovative player in the domain name world, the additional anycast network is an ideal extension to achieve this.
“With our strong focus on Operational Excellence we are convinced we have chosen the best partner for this collaboration. nic.at has proved to be a reliable partner who will focus on providing the best possible service,” said Philip De Bois, General Manager at DNS Belgium, explaining the reasons they chose RcodeZero DNS.