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GSM Association and NeuStar Sign Agreement to Offer Root DNS Services

  • From: Stephane Bortzmeyer
  • Date: Fri Sep 30 03:21:52 2005

It can be of operational interest or it can fuel a new flame about
alternative DNS roots.

http://www.neustar.com/pressroom/files/announcements/ns_pr_09282005.pdf

GSM Association and NeuStar Sign Agreement to Offer Root DNS Services
to More than 680 Global GSM Mobile Operators

...

NeuStar's Root DNS service will serve two functions: first, to
register domain names under the suffixes "gprs" and "3gppnetwork.org,"
which are used to register private domain names that allow operators
to retrieve routing information when a subscriber accesses data and
multimedia services on a roaming or home network. For example, a U.S.
mobile subscriber traveling on business in Singapore will be able to
access a video or audio file using their mobile device while roaming
on a local GSM network.

Additionally, NeuStar will operate the master DNS root server and
provide updates to GRX (GPRS Roaming Exchange) and MMS (Multimedia
Messaging Service) providers, allowing mobile operators to access
updated DNS routing information.

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