Yeti DNS Project gains more and more attention

The Yeti DNS Project, launched in 2015 by the Beijing Internet Institute, the Japanese Widely Integrated Distributed Environment (WIDE), and TISF (run by the computer scientist Paul Vixie) seems to be gaining more and more attention. According to a recent editorial published by The Hindu, the project looks into the creation of an alternative root zone that relies exclusively on IPv6 addresses, thus trying to solve the problem generated by the inability of IPV6 devices to connect directly to the root servers. The author of the editorial estimates that the project ‘will bring about a fundamental re-engineering of the Internet’: ‘a pure IPv6 environment will remove the ceiling on the number of root servers’, and, ‘if root servers are distributed globally, the formal and sole authority of the U.S. government to approve changes to the root zone would be eroded over time’. In an article published in late March in Circleid, Paul Vixie tries to explain whether Yeti introduces an alternate root or not.