Richard Wein is CEO of nic.at and its sister company ipcom GmbH. To mark the tenth anniversary of Anycast service RcodeZero DNS, he talks about the product’s exciting origins, major milestones and some of the challenges along the way.

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Since December 2020, the RcodeZero DNS Anycast network is protected from DDoS attacks by three independent DDoS mitigation providers on a global scale. After a long evaluation phase, Klaus Darilion, Head of Operations, has chosen Cloudflare's "Magic Transit" product of different providers, because a reliable DDoS defense solution is comparable to an insurance.

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The Belgian registry DNS Belgium and ipcom (sister company of nic.at) have signed a cooperation agreement. All domains managed by DNS Belgium will additionally be hosted on the RcodeZero DNS anycast network powered by nic.at. The Belgian registry is responsible for the overall management of .be, .vlaanderen and .brussels with around 1.6 million domains.

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ipcom (sister company of nic.at) is pleased to welcome three important European top level domains within its anycast network RcodeZero DNS. Both, the Finnish registry (TRAFICOM) and the Irish registry (IE Domain Registry) have already been able to convince themselves of the reliable service in the past weeks and implemented RcodeZero as secondary DNS provider to strengthen their DNS infrastructure. The Slovenian Registry (ARNES) has been using RcodeZero for many years and has extended its contract.

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nic.at’s RcodeZero DNS service has just started supplying Anycast technology to the Polish domain extension .pl . This means that nic.at infrastructure provides supplementary hosting and security to the seventh biggest ccTLD in the EU with over 2.5 million domains. According DNSperf statistics, RcodeZero DNS is one of the fastest anycast providers worldwide.

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