New IPv6 address for “L” DNS Root Service

12 December 2008

The set of DNS root servers served under the hostname now have IPv6 capability, and have been added to the DNS root zone.

We encourage operators of DNS infrastructure to update their DNS software to the most-updated IP addresses for the root servers. In particular, many DNS resolvers have a DNS root “hints” file. This should be updated with the revised set of IP addresss.

New hints files are available at the following URLs: