Neustar Collaborates With auDA to Increase Resilience, Availability and Diversity of the .au Domain

By Neustar

Neustar is pleased to announce they have commenced working with the .au Domain Administration (auDA) to increase the resilience, availability, and diversity of Australia's .au country code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD) zone, by adding additional DNS name servers.

Neustar will deliver UltraDNS services for the .au zone from 30 global sites, through two anycast name servers, thereby providing greater stability to the .au ccTLD.

With its extensive history as an engrained part of the Australian digital ecosystem, Neustar is thrilled to continue serving .au in this capacity.

Adam King, Chief Technology Officer at auDA said Neustar's service will further reinforce .au's position as one of the most secure, stable and reliable ccTLDs in the world.

"Australian consumers have become accustomed to an exceptional level of performance and availability in the .au zone and we're pleased to be continuing our long relationship with Neustar to further increase the availability and diversity of DNS name servers that serve the .au zone around the world," said Mr. King.

Neustar Vice President of Corporate Affairs & Business Development, George Pongas said this was a great opportunity for Neustar's leading DNS capabilities to help increase availability and diversity in the .au zone, and improve resistance to Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.

"The Australian Internet community and the .au ccTLD in particular holds an important place in Neustar's history," said Mr. Pongas.

"We're proud to once again provide support to our friends at auDA and add further value to the .au domain namespace in this capacity."

Neustar is the leading provider of network security solutions with over 19 years of experience in the DNS security space. The company has invested heavily in building advanced DNS security solutions that protect organizations from all types of threats, including DDoS attacks, ransomware, phishing, and spoofing, and currently maintains the largest DDoS mitigation network of any provider, with more than 11.8Tbps scrubbing capacity.

Neustar UltraDNS is an enterprise grade, cloud-based authoritative DNS service that securely delivers fast and accurate query responses to websites and other vital online assets.

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