The RIPE NCC operates k.root-servers.net, one of the 13 Internet root name servers.The RIPE NCC provides DNS root name service for the Internet at the k.root-servers.net service address.
The K-root service is provided by a set of distributed nodes using IPv4 and IPv6 anycast. Each node announces prefixes from 22.214.171.124/23 in AS25152,A K-root node consists of a cluster of server machines running the NSD name server software.
The RIPE NCC is a not-for-profit membership association under Dutch law. It is governed by its general assembly and Executive Board.