WIDE Project

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The WIDE Project (Widely Integrated Distributed Environment), founded 29 years ago,[1] is an Internet project in Japan. It runs a major backbone of the Japanese Internet and used to run the .jp TLD. WIDE aims to integrate academia and industry in a single and unique group that overcomes lines among organizations in an autonomous force utilizing new technologies for the better society. This mission has been progressed the series actions of the project for two decades, and will continue to be a cornerstone of our activities.[2]

The president is Jun Murai.

It operates the M root nameserver since 1997.[3]

It has been a core proponent of IPv6 research, development and deployment in Japan.[4]

The project was started (as the WIDE Research Group) in 1985.[5]

The WIDE project also conducted a study about the instability of the Intra-domain routing which was presented on the Routing Workgroup of the RIPE-49 meeting in 2004[6]


  1. ^ "WIDE : Press Release: Jun Murai Is Promoted to Founder of WIDE Project." WIDE PROJECT. WIDE, 19 March 2010. Web. 20 August 2010. <http://www.wide.ad.jp/news/press/20100319-NewDirector-e.html>.
  2. ^ Esaki, Hiroshi. "WIDE:About WIDE:Foreword." WIDE PROJECT. March 2010. Web. 20 August 2010. <http://www.wide.ad.jp/about/foreword.html>.
  3. ^ "M Root DNS Server". M.root-servers.org. Retrieved 2014-01-23. 
  4. ^ Esaki et al (2008). Broadband Internet deployment in Japan. ISBN 978-4-274-90640-4. Retrieved 14 September 2009. , page 9
  5. ^ "About WIDE". WIDE. Retrieved 9 September 2009. 
  6. ^ Ripe meetings documents Routing WG - RIPE49, retrieved 15 November 2010

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