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July 15, 2008

NTT America and Internet Systems Consortium Advance IPv6 for Open Source Community and General Public

Redwood City, CA and New York, NY – Internet Systems Consortium, Inc. (ISC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit public benefit corporation, and NTT America, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, announced today that the ISC’s IPv6 infrastructure was significantly improved by a donation of a GigE link from NTT America, a global IP network services provider and operator of the world’s largest Tier 1 IPv6 backbone. The IPv6 transit provided by NTT America to ISC is being used to support F-root name server operations, many country-code top level domains that are ISC DNS hosting guests and Hosted@ISC participants, which include kernel.org, Mozilla, FreeBSD, Internet Archive and other public benefit software projects

“The FreeBSD Project greatly appreciates the opportunity to use ISC’s high-performance IPv6 transit,” said Robert Watson, president of the FreeBSD Foundation and Hosted@ISC participant. “As early adopters and implementers of IPv6 networking, this gives us the chance to exercise and improve IPv6 support in our operating system, as well as serve our current IPv6-ready users better.”

“IPv6 is the building block of the new Internet, and it is the responsibility of the Internet infrastructure providers – the hardware, software and service providers – to ensure ample IPv6 access and transition capabilities are available to everyone,” said Kazuhiro Gomi, CTO and vice president of Global IP Network at NTT America.

“NTT America has been a long time supporter of ISC and we thank them for their donation,” said Paul Vixie, ISC President. “ISC is in a unique position to influence the evolution of the IPv4 to IPv6 Internet because of our blend of experience with the fundamental structures the Internet is built on. We write software implementing the protocols (such as DNS and DHCP); we operate infrastructure that uses them, such as a root nameserver for the global DNS; we participate in standards bodies like the IETF and policy organizations like ARIN to help keep the practicalities of software and operations aligned with standards and policies.”

ISC provides IPv6-enabled Internet infrastructure and open source software such BIND 9 DNS software, which has always supported IPv6, and ISC DHCP 4, which began supporting IPv6 last year. Additionally, ISC is among the first root nameserver operators to cooperate with IANA to offer IPv6 access. This means users can get service from F-root over IPv6, as well as IPv4.

The NTT Communications Group provides IPv6 Gateway services that are available globally and allow enterprises to connect to the world’s only commercial-grade Global Tier 1 IPv6 Backbone operating in four continents—North America, Europe, Asia and Australia—and serving thousands of customers. In addition, NTT America has improved upon the inherent security features of IPv6 with the creation of its IntelliSecurity IPv6 Managed Firewall solution. The solution complements the NTT Communications Group’s existing suite of managed IPv6 Gateway Services, and satisfies the need for increased security for IPv6 users. NTT America also provides IPv6 transition solutions through its IPv6 Transition Consultancy, which supports companies’ and U.S. federal agencies’ smooth transition to the upgraded IPv6 network with specialized products and knowledge accumulated through the NTT Communications Group’s successful commercial implementation of IPv6 technology. NTT Communications Group has been directly involved with the development and deployment of IPv6 technology since 1996.

About Internet Systems Consortium:
Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3), public benefit corporation with a long history of developing and maintaining the production quality BIND and DHCP Open Source software. ISC has increased its focus to include enhancing the stability of the global DNS directly through reliable F-root name server operations and ongoing operation of a DNS crisis coordination center, ISCs OARC for DNS. ISC is also engaged in further protocol development efforts, particularly in the areas of DNS evolution and facilitating the transition to IPv6. ISC is supported by the donations of generous sponsors, program membership fees and specific fees for services. For program or donation information, please visit our website at www.isc.org.

About NTT America
NTT America is North America’s natural gateway to the Asia-Pacific region, with strong capabilities in the U.S. market. NTT America is the U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, the global data and IP services arm of the Fortune Global 500 telecom leader: Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation (NTT). NTT America provides world-class Enterprise Hosting, managed network, and IP networking services for enterprise customers and service providers worldwide. For additional information on NTT America, visit us on the Web at www.nttamerica.com.

U.S. product information regarding the NTT Communications Global IP Network and its award winning IPv6 transit services may be found at www.us.ntt.net, by calling 877-8NTT-NET (868-8638), or by emailing sales@us.ntt.net.

About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Com delivers high-quality voice, data and IP services to customers around the world. The company is renowned for its diverse information and communication services, expertise in managed networks, hosting and IP networking services, and industry leadership in IPv6 transit technology. The company’s extensive global infrastructure includes Arcstar™ private networks and a Tier 1 IP backbone (connected with major ISPs worldwide), both reaching more than 150 countries, as well as secure data centers in Asia, North America and Europe. NTT Com is the wholly owned subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, one of the world’s largest telecoms with listings on the Tokyo, London and New York stock exchanges. Please visit www.ntt.com.

NTT, NTT Communications, and the NTT Communications logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION and/or its affiliates. All other referenced product names are trademarks of their respective owners. © 2008 NTT Communications Corporation.

NTT America Contact:
Christopher Davis
NTT America
(214) 915-1354
cdavis@us.ntt.net

Media Contact:
Joya Subudhi
Subudhi Consulting Group, Inc.
for NTT America
(804) 612-5393
joya@subudhi.com

ISC Contact:
Laura Hendriksen
Internet Systems Consortium
(650) 423-1309
laura_hendriksen@isc.org


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