Australian domain manager, .au Domain Administration (auDA), has relocated its critical server infrastructure to a new datacentre managed by Internet service provider and subsidiary of iiNet, Internode.
auDA’s Melbourne infrastructure, one of 13 global sites that runs domain name system (DNS) servers for domain name resolution in the .au space, now operates exclusively from the Internode datacentre.
As well as hosting its equipment in the datacentre, auDA’s three-year agreement with Internode provides it with fully redundant, dual Internet connections as well as a separate backup connectivity solution.
auDA chief technology officer, Adam King, said a key factor in choosing Internode was its leadership in deploying Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) in Australia.
“We support IPv6 connectivity at some of our 13 DNS sites globally, so Internode is the last piece of the puzzle for us. By moving to Internode, we receive cost savings and increased datacentre functionality and IPv6 support,” he said.
King claimed it is a good time for the company to be on board with a company that already provides IPv6 native support as IPv6 enables a transition to the future, which could take about 10 to 15 years.
“We’ve seen IPv6 queries slowly increase and we expect demand to continue growing over the next few years. At the moment, we can’t get comprehensive information from some of our sites, so operating in a fully supported IPv6 environment will give us better quality information about demand.”
King also mentioned that Internode’s customer service, secure infrastructure, and iiNet backup were other factors that led to the partnership.
“It’s quite reassuring to have a major ASX-listed company behind Internode as a key infrastructure partner,” he added.