Rapid DNS Updates in September
In a post making its way across the Internet community quickly, Matt Larson of VeriSign’s Naming and Directory Services (VNDS), has confirmed his organization will begin publishing registrar’s domain name changes every five seconds starting on September 8, 2004.
Larson’s group is responsible for the twice daily DNS updates of .com/.net zone files to the 13 authoritative root name servers at the core of name services on the Internet.
This should enable changes made to name servers by registrars to become available within five minutes in many cases instead of 24-36 hours in many cases.
The VNDS will continue to publish .com/.net zone files twice daily to accommodate new domains coming online.
Larson posted the communication to the North American Network Operators (NANOG) list, whose archives can be found here.