Foundation Projects

M-Root Deployment: Streamlining M-Root deployment and operations by improving process and automation

Keio University, Japan

This project is a collaboration between APNIC, the WIDE Project and Japan Registry Services Co. Ltd to conduct anycast node deployment of M-Root (the only root server operated in the Asia Pacific) all around the Asia Pacific and beyond. The project seeks to extend anycast node deployment of M-Root throughout the Asia Pacific region by streamlining M-Root deployment and operations through continuously improved processes and automation, simplifying models for anycast instances, and investigating various deployment options.

In 2022, four anycast nodes were deployed. M-root server deployments in Guam, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Bangkok were completed.

For funding information, see the relevant annual reports.