Belgrade/Stockholm, August 6th 2012
Serbian TLD operator RNIDS and the Swedish-based Internet infrastructure organisation Netnod have entered into a strategic partnership to further strengthen the Name Service for the TLDs that RNIDS operates, including .rs and .срб. By making use of Netnod’s extensive worldwide infrastructure RNID’s operation of the domain name system will be additionally secured.
The foothold will minimise potential risks for the zones operated by RNIDS by using Netnod’s 40+ locations worldwide, allowing for example for rapid response in the case of a malicious intent. As a surplus benefit, Netnod’s services will provide a significant capacity upgrade.
"We have chosen Netnod for their outstanding technical expertise and fully trust their competence to meet the high level demands associated with the operation of our supplementary name service for .rs, .срб and other zones we manage. Also, both Netnod and RNIDS are not-for-profit, neutral, and independent basic infrastructure-providing organisations and share similar strategic positions and views. Therefore, this partnership ideally matches with RNID’s commitment to provide services of utmost reliability, on a self-regulatory basis," said Branislav Anđelić, CEO of RNIDS.
"Netnod is happy to assist RNIDS in building an exemplary footprint by offering them the shared use of our widespread multi-site anycast infrastructure for full support of their zones, and thus for the common good of all Internet users. Of course, we are very proud that after having supported a large variety of European ccTLDs for quite some time now, RNIDS has chosen us to be their strategic DNS partner," said Kurt Erik Lindqvist, CEO of Netnod.
The Serbian National Internet Domain Registry Foundation (abbreviation: RNIDS) is a professional, non-governmental, not-for-profit foundation founded on July 8th 2006 and registered on February 5th 2007 in order to manage the national Internet domains. RNIDS is run by the Conference of Co-founders, the Board of Governors and the Director. Any legal entity or sole trader registered in Serbia may become an RNIDS Co-founder. The primary objective of RNIDS, on which its activities are focused, is to manage the Central Register of national Internet domains (ccTLD). RNIDS manages the register of national Internet domains of the Republic of Serbia by decision of ICANN - for the .RS as of September 11th 2007 and the Cyrillic .СРБ as of April 21st 2011. During 2011, RNIDS managed ten top- and second-level domains. Management of the second-level domain for academic institutions has been delegated to the Academic Network of Serbia, while the SLD for government departments has been delegated to the Administration for Joint Services of Republic Bodies.
Contact: Branislav Anđelić, CEO, RNIDS, Branislav.Andjelic[at]rnids.rs, +381 (11) 7281-281
Netnod is a not-for-profit, neutral and independent Internet infrastructure organisation, based in Sweden and owned by the TU foundation. Netnod provides DNS anycast and unicast slave services to TLDs worldwide through its highly respected and robust DNSNODE product. Netnod is also 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 Internet underlying infrastructure. This service is provided as a public service to the Internet community at-large, as part of Netnod’s goal to work for the “Good of the Internet”. Finally, Netnod operates six exchanges in five different cities in Sweden where Internet operators exchange traffic. The Netnod IX has among the highest amount of traffic per peer in Europe and is fully IPv6 enabled.
Contact: Kurt-Erik Lindqvist, CEO, Netnod, kurtis[at]netnod.se, +46 8 56286000