Internet Software Consortium and the Asia Pacific Network Information Center say they are going to work together to operate new root name Internet servers for the Asian Pacific region.

The decision to add another server, which is crucial to Internet traffic addressing and routing, is in part a response to a recent hacker attack on the world’s primary root servers.

“Internet security is on everyone’s minds these days and the DNS (domain name server) infrastructure has been shown recently to be a real target,” says Paul Wilson, director general of APNIC, says. “APNIC has often been urged to support operational security efforts, and this is one way we can really help.”