IPv6 addresses for the root nameservers

2008-02-05 - News - Chris Thompson

Six of the thirteen root nameservers are now advertising IPv6 addresses. There is some background information about this change at

There is also a new root hints file with these addresses added, and the copy at


has been updated.

Of course, the IPv6 addresses are not useful if your nameserver does not (yet) have IPv6 connectivity, but they should do no harm, and on general principles it's inadvisable to let one's root hints file get too out of date.