VeriSign deploys internet hub in China

VeriSign is to deploy a domain name service (DNS) internet constellation site in Beijing by the end of the end of the year, which...

VeriSign is to deploy a domain name service (DNS) internet constellation site in Beijing by the end of the end of the year, which promises to offer Chinese internet users faster response times and improved reliability.

The constellation site will be one of 14 VeriSign operates around the world to support resolution requests for .com and .net domain names. The new hub will contain a master list of all top-level and country-specific domain names, directly routing all of Chinese users' online traffic.

VeriSign said global internet traffic has been doubling every 12 to 18 months and growth in Asia has been even more robust.

The China Internet Network Information Centre reported that China had 79.5 million internet users in January, up 34.5% from the previous.

The Beijing hub is being deployed with the aid of the MII, a regulatory body charged with handling China's communications, software and electronics manufacturing industries.

The MII said that it expected the constellation site to provide stability and efficiency to the country's internet operations.

VeriSign has also recently announced plans to deploy a DNS constellation site in Korea to serve its growing online population.

Scarlet Pruitt writes for IDG News Service

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