B-Root History

B Root (b.root-servers.net and its predecessors) have been operational since 1987. USC/ISI has operated Internet root nameservers since the inception of the root DNS system, with the b.root-server service in the Los Angeles area.

Some operational milestones in B-History:

As part of USC, B-Root often explores new topics early in their life:

For additional history about this and other root servers, refer to RSSAC023v2.