VeriSign to Launch Chinese DNS Site
VeriSign ( verisign.com ) announced on Thursday that it plans to launch a global Domain Name Service Internet constellation site in China to improve Internet use for the country's 56 million users.
"We are pleased to work with VeriSign, a company that is known and regarded as a leader in Internet innovation and growth, as we bring a DNS Internet constellation site to Beijing and further ensure the reliability, stability and efficiency of the Internet in China," said Xi Guohua, vice minister of the Ministry of Information of the People's Republic of China.
The DNS Internet constellation site, operated and managed by VeriSign, will contain an authoritative master list of all top-level and country-specific domain names and will provide the first line for resolution services required by Chinese users. The site should be completed later this year.
It will be the fourteenth site in VeriSign's group of DNS Internet constellation sites around the world. As a provider of critical infrastructure services for the Internet, VeriSign processes over 10 billion interactions daily using its Advanced Transaction Look-Up and Signaling (ATLAS) convergence platform. Companies use this platform to support their mission-critical business applications across disparate networks, devices, and end points.