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Packet Clearing House Report on Root Nameserver Locations

This map plots the density distribution of the root nameservers which are the top of the Internet's domain-name resolution hierarchy, by country. Countries must have root nameservers, country-code top-level domain (ccTLD) nameservers, and Internet exchange points (IXPs) within their borders in order to maintain autonomy and internal connectivity during periods when international cables are damaged.

Hold your cursor over a dot on the map to see the city name and which root-servers are present there. We use the United Nations list of countries, and countries which display as less than one pixel are listed below, but aren't indicated on the map.

Last updated Thursday 23rd of May. This report is free for reuse and adaptation.

Countries with Root Nameservers: 159

United States(180), Canada(35), Brazil(33), Germany(27), United Kingdom(22), France(19), Australia(18), India(16), South Africa(16), China(14), Argentina(13), Italy(13), Japan(13), Austria(11), New Zealand(11), Switzerland(11), Russia(10), Finland(9), Netherlands(9), Chile(8), Philippines(8), Singapore(8), Sweden(8), Ukraine(8), Armenia(7), Indonesia(7), Kenya(7), Poland(7), South Korea(7), Spain(7), Tanzania(7), Turkey(7), Bulgaria(6), Czech Republic(6), Greece(6), Ireland(6), Mexico(6), Nepal(6), Romania(6), Thailand(6), United Arab Emirates(6), Bangladesh(5), Belgium(5), Costa Rica(5), Egypt(5), Estonia(5), Lebanon(5), Luxembourg(5), Norway(5), Saudi Arabia(5), Serbia(5), Sri Lanka(5), Bahrain(4), Kuwait(4), Latvia(4), Lithuania(4), Malaysia(4), Mauritius(4), Pakistan(4), Slovakia(4), Angola(3), Bolivia(3), Colombia(3), Cote D'Ivoire(3), Denmark(3), Ecuador(3), Fiji(3), Grenada(3), Iceland(3), Malawi(3), Mongolia(3), Mozambique(3), Netherlands Antilles(3), Nigeria(3), Oman(3), Portugal(3), Qatar(3), Rwanda(3), Taiwan(3), Tunisia(3), Uruguay(3), Viet Nam(3), Afghanistan(2), Burkina Faso(2), Cambodia(2), Cameroon(2), Chad(2), Croatia(2), Djibouti(2), Ghana(2), Guatemala(2), Guinea(2), Hungary(2), Iran(2), Israel(2), Kazakhstan(2), Liechtenstein(2), Mali(2), Myanmar(2), North Macedonia(2), Palestine(2), Panama(2), Paraguay(2), Peru(2), Puerto Rico(2), Saint Barthélemy(2), Senegal(2), Somalia(2), Suriname(2), Vanuatu(2), Venezuela(2), Azerbaijan(1), Belarus(1), Belize(1), Benin(1), Bhutan(1), Bosnia and Herzegovina(1), Botswana(1), Burundi(1), Curaçao(1), Democratic Republic of Congo(1), Dominica(1), Dominican Republic(1), El Salvador(1), Gabon(1), Gambia(1), Georgia(1), Greenland(1), Guam(1), Haiti(1), Honduras(1), Iraq(1), Jamaica(1), Jordan(1), Liberia(1), Madagascar(1), Maldives(1), Marshall Islands(1), Micronesia(1), Moldova(1), Montenegro(1), Morocco(1), Namibia(1), New Caledonia(1), Papua New Guinea(1), Saint Lucia(1), Samoa(1), Seychelles(1), Sint Maarten(1), Slovenia(1), Solomon Islands(1), Sudan(1), Tajikistan(1), Togo(1), Trinidad and Tobago(1), Uganda(1), Uzbekistan(1), Yemen(1), Zimbabwe(1)

Countries without Root Nameservers: 51

Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Brunei Darussalam, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Cuba, Cyprus, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Libya, Malta, Martinique, Mauritania, Monaco, Nauru, Nicaragua, Niger, North Korea, Palau, Republic of Congo, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, US Virgin Islands, Western Sahara, Zambia

Countries with
Root Nameservers: 159
United States180
Canada35
Brazil33
Germany27
United Kingdom22
France19
Australia18
India16
South Africa16
China14
Argentina13
Italy13
Japan13
Austria11
New Zealand11
Switzerland11
Russia10
Finland9
Netherlands9
Chile8
Philippines8
Singapore8
Sweden8
Ukraine8
Armenia7
Indonesia7
Kenya7
Poland7
South Korea7
Spain7
Tanzania7
Turkey7
Bulgaria6
Czech Republic6
Greece6
Ireland6
Mexico6
Nepal6
Romania6
Thailand6
United Arab Emirates6
Bangladesh5
Belgium5
Costa Rica5
Egypt5
Estonia5
Lebanon5
Luxembourg5
Norway5
Saudi Arabia5
Serbia5
Sri Lanka5
Bahrain4
Kuwait4
Latvia4
Lithuania4
Malaysia4
Mauritius4
Pakistan4
Slovakia4
Angola3
Bolivia3
Colombia3
Cote D'Ivoire3
Denmark3
Ecuador3
Fiji3
Grenada3
Iceland3
Malawi3
Mongolia3
Mozambique3
Netherlands Antilles3
Nigeria3
Oman3
Portugal3
Qatar3
Rwanda3
Taiwan3
Tunisia3
Uruguay3
Viet Nam3
Afghanistan2
Burkina Faso2
Cambodia2
Cameroon2
Chad2
Croatia2
Djibouti2
Ghana2
Guatemala2
Guinea2
Hungary2
Iran2
Israel2
Kazakhstan2
Liechtenstein2
Mali2
Myanmar2
North Macedonia2
Palestine2
Panama2
Paraguay2
Peru2
Puerto Rico2
Saint Barthélemy2
Senegal2
Somalia2
Suriname2
Vanuatu2
Venezuela2
Azerbaijan1
Belarus1
Belize1
Benin1
Bhutan1
Bosnia and Herzegovina1
Botswana1
Burundi1
Curaçao1
Democratic Republic of Congo1
Dominica1
Dominican Republic1
El Salvador1
Gabon1
Gambia1
Georgia1
Greenland1
Guam1
Haiti1
Honduras1
Iraq1
Jamaica1
Jordan1
Liberia1
Madagascar1
Maldives1
Marshall Islands1
Micronesia1
Moldova1
Montenegro1
Morocco1
Namibia1
New Caledonia1
Papua New Guinea1
Saint Lucia1
Samoa1
Seychelles1
Sint Maarten1
Slovenia1
Solomon Islands1
Sudan1
Tajikistan1
Togo1
Trinidad and Tobago1
Uganda1
Uzbekistan1
Yemen1
Zimbabwe1
Countries without
Root Nameservers: 51
Albania
Algeria
Andorra
Antigua and Barbuda
Aruba
Bahamas
Barbados
British Virgin Islands
Brunei Darussalam
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Comoros
Cuba
Cyprus
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Falkland Islands
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Kiribati
Kosovo
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lesotho
Libya
Malta
Martinique
Mauritania
Monaco
Nauru
Nicaragua
Niger
North Korea
Palau
Republic of Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Sierra Leone
South Sudan
Swaziland
Syria
Timor-Leste
Tonga
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
US Virgin Islands
Western Sahara
Zambia

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Packet Clearing House report on root name server locations.
Retrieved on Thursday 23rd of May from https://www.pch.net/ixp/summary_root_servers

Last updated: Thu, 23 May 2024 16:13:58 +0000