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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 Friday 14th of December. This report is free for reuse and adaptation.

Countries with Root Nameservers: 142

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

Countries without Root Nameservers: 65

Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Congo, Guyana, Nicaragua, Somalia, British Virgin Islands, Lesotho, South Sudan, Andorra, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Liechtenstein, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Syria, Zambia, Monaco, Bahamas, Chad, Guinea, Malta, Sao Tome and Principe, Uzbekistan, Kiribati, Sint Maarten, Albania, Brunei Darussalam, Cuba, Kyrgyzstan, Niger, Suriname, US Virgin Islands, Libya, Antigua and Barbuda, Cape Verde, Eritrea, Macedonia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Timor-Leste, Ethiopia, Turkmenistan, Barbados, Comoros, Guinea-Bissau, Nauru, Sierra Leone, Viet Nam, North Korea, Kosovo, Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cyprus, Laos, Palau, Swaziland, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Aruba, Central African Republic, Guatemala, Mali, San Marino, Tonga, Falkland Islands, Tuvalu

Countries with
Root Nameservers: 142
United States180
Canada35
Brazil33
Germany27
United Kingdom22
France19
Australia18
South Africa16
India16
China14
Italy13
Japan13
Argentina13
Austria11
Switzerland11
New Zealand11
Russia10
Finland9
Ukraine8
Chile8
Netherlands8
Singapore8
Sweden8
Philippines8
Poland7
South Korea7
Kenya7
Tanzania7
Spain7
Indonesia7
Turkey7
Armenia7
Mexico6
Nepal6
Romania6
Bulgaria6
Ireland6
United Arab Emirates6
Czech Republic6
Thailand6
Greece6
Costa Rica5
Belgium5
Estonia5
Sri Lanka5
Serbia5
Luxembourg5
Bangladesh5
Egypt5
Norway5
Lebanon5
Malaysia4
Kuwait4
Slovakia4
Pakistan4
Latvia4
Saudi Arabia4
Mauritius4
Lithuania4
Bahrain4
Fiji3
Malawi3
Ecuador3
Iceland3
Mongolia3
Oman3
Taiwan3
Cote D'Ivoire3
Denmark3
Rwanda3
Uruguay3
Tunisia3
Angola3
Bolivia3
Portugal3
Mozambique3
Netherlands Antilles3
Qatar3
Grenada3
Colombia3
Nigeria3
Kazakhstan2
Iran2
Israel2
Panama2
Senegal2
Cambodia2
Hungary2
Paraguay2
Peru2
Croatia2
Djibouti2
Vanuatu2
Puerto Rico2
Ghana2
Palestine2
Venezuela2
Myanmar2
New Caledonia1
Azerbaijan1
Benin1
Democratic Republic of Congo1
Dominica1
Jordan1
Madagascar1
Curaçao1
Zimbabwe1
Togo1
Seychelles1
Bhutan1
Slovenia1
El Salvador1
Moldova1
Burundi1
Trinidad and Tobago1
Greenland1
Belarus1
Montenegro1
Botswana1
Honduras1
Samoa1
Papua New Guinea1
Gambia1
Uganda1
Liberia1
Maldives1
Marshall Islands1
Yemen1
Saint Lucia1
Jamaica1
Georgia1
Morocco1
Solomon Islands1
Gabon1
Namibia1
Micronesia1
Dominican Republic1
Iraq1
Belize1
Sudan1
Haiti1
Tajikistan1
Countries without
Root Nameservers: 65
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Andorra
Antigua and Barbuda
Aruba
Bahamas
Barbados
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands
Brunei Darussalam
Burkina Faso
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Cuba
Cyprus
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Falkland Islands
Guatemala
Guinea-Bissau
Guinea
Guyana
Kiribati
Kosovo
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lesotho
Libya
Liechtenstein
Macedonia
Mali
Malta
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
Sint Maarten
Somalia
South Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Syria
Timor-Leste
Tonga
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
US Virgin Islands
Uzbekistan
Viet Nam
Western Sahara
Zambia

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Packet Clearing House, Internet exchange point directory reports.
Retrieved on Friday 14th of December from https://www.pch.net/ixp/summary_root_servers

Last updated: Fri, 14 Dec 2018 22:44:41 +0000