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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 9th of December. This report is free for reuse and adaptation.

Countries with Root Nameservers: 96

United States(86), Brazil(19), Germany(15), Canada(13), France(13), Australia(12), China(10), Italy(10), New Zealand(9), Japan(9), United Kingdom(8), South Africa(7), Netherlands(7), Spain(6), Switzerland(6), Sweden(5), Norway(5), Ukraine(5), Finland(5), Poland(5), Singapore(5), Korea(5), Argentina(5), United Arab Emirates(4), Indonesia(4), Bangladesh(4), Egypt(4), Turkey(4), Russia(4), India(4), Philippines(4), Belgium(4), Estonia(4), Kenya(4), Netherlands Antilles(3), Saudi Arabia(3), Czech Republic(3), Greece(3), Chile(3), Malaysia(3), Costa Rica(3), Austria(3), Taiwan(3), Bulgaria(3), Portugal(3), Ireland(3), Qatar(2), Grenada(2), Bahrain(2), Armenia(2), Mexico(2), Ecuador(2), Iceland(2), Mongolia(2), Nepal(2), Cote D'Ivoire(2), Senegal(2), Pakistan(2), Romania(2), Luxembourg(2), Mozambique(2), Latvia(1), Peru(1), Croatia(1), Yemen(1), Thailand(1), Puerto Rico(1), Lebanon(1), Solomon Islands(1), Venezuela(1), Lithuania(1), Colombia(1), Nigeria(1), Dominican Republic(1), Fiji(1), New Caledonia(1), Malawi(1), Azerbaijan(1), Kazakhstan(1), Slovakia(1), Oman(1), Israel(1), Panama(1), Bhutan(1), Sri Lanka(1), Denmark(1), Slovenia(1), El Salvador(1), Montenegro(1), Cambodia(1), Uruguay(1), Serbia(1), Tunisia(1), Hungary(1), Tanzania(1), Papua New Guinea(1)

Countries without Root Nameservers: 109

Antigua and Barbuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Jordan, Malta, Palau, Sao Tome and Principe, Tajikistan, US Virgin Islands, Lesotho, Trinidad and Tobago, Afghanistan, Barbados, Burkina Faso, Congo-Kinshasa, Gambia, Haiti, Liechtenstein, Myanmar, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Somalia, Tonga, Zimbabwe, Mauritania, Uganda, Andorra, Benin, Cape Verde, Djibouti, Greenland, Iraq, Maldives, Nicaragua, Samoa, Swaziland, Viet Nam, North Korea, Moldova, Curaçao, Aruba, Botswana, Comoros, Eritrea, Guinea-Bissau, Kyrgyzstan, Marshall Islands, Paraguay, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Western Sahara, Liberia, Turkmenistan, Albania, Belarus, Burundi, Cuba, Georgia, Honduras, Macedonia, Namibia, Saint Lucia, Sudan, Uzbekistan, Ethiopia, Mauritius, Sint Maarten, Angola, Bolivia, Central African Republic, Dominica, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mali, Niger, San Marino, Syria, British Virgin Islands, Kuwait, Monaco, South Sudan, Bahamas, Brunei Darussalam, Congo-Brazzaville, Gabon, Guyana, Laos, Morocco, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Togo, Zambia, Libya, Tuvalu, Algeria, Belize, Cameroon, Cyprus, Ghana, Iran, Madagascar, Nauru, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Vanuatu, Kiribati, Micronesia, Kosovo

Countries with
Root Nameservers: 96
United States86
Brazil19
Germany15
Canada13
France13
Australia12
China10
Italy10
New Zealand9
Japan9
United Kingdom8
South Africa7
Netherlands7
Spain6
Switzerland6
Sweden5
Norway5
Ukraine5
Finland5
Poland5
Singapore5
Korea5
Argentina5
United Arab Emirates4
Indonesia4
Bangladesh4
Egypt4
Turkey4
Russia4
India4
Philippines4
Belgium4
Estonia4
Kenya4
Netherlands Antilles3
Saudi Arabia3
Czech Republic3
Greece3
Chile3
Malaysia3
Costa Rica3
Austria3
Taiwan3
Bulgaria3
Portugal3
Ireland3
Qatar2
Grenada2
Bahrain2
Armenia2
Mexico2
Ecuador2
Iceland2
Mongolia2
Nepal2
Cote D'Ivoire2
Senegal2
Pakistan2
Romania2
Luxembourg2
Mozambique2
Latvia1
Peru1
Croatia1
Yemen1
Thailand1
Puerto Rico1
Lebanon1
Solomon Islands1
Venezuela1
Lithuania1
Colombia1
Nigeria1
Dominican Republic1
Fiji1
New Caledonia1
Malawi1
Azerbaijan1
Kazakhstan1
Slovakia1
Oman1
Israel1
Panama1
Bhutan1
Sri Lanka1
Denmark1
Slovenia1
El Salvador1
Montenegro1
Cambodia1
Uruguay1
Serbia1
Tunisia1
Hungary1
Tanzania1
Papua New Guinea1
Countries without
Root Nameservers: 109
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Andorra
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Aruba
Bahamas
Barbados
Belarus
Belize
Benin
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
British Virgin Islands
Brunei Darussalam
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo-Brazzaville
Congo-Kinshasa
Cuba
Curaçao
Cyprus
Djibouti
Dominica
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Ghana
Greenland
Guatemala
Guinea-Bissau
Guinea
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Iran
Iraq
Jamaica
Jordan
Kiribati
Kosovo
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Macedonia
Madagascar
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Morocco
Myanmar
Namibia
Nauru
Nicaragua
Niger
North Korea
Palau
Paraguay
Rwanda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Sint Maarten
Somalia
South Sudan
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Syria
Tajikistan
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
US Virgin Islands
Uganda
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Viet Nam
Western Sahara
Zambia
Zimbabwe

If you need to cite this information in a formal way (i.e. for bibliographical purposes), we suggest you use:

Packet Clearing House, Internet exchange point directory reports.
Retrieved on Friday 9th of December from http://wwww.pch.net/ixpdir/summary_root_servers

Last updated: Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:30:41 +0000