WIDE Project

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The WIDE Project (Widely Integrated Distributed Environment), founded in 1985 (36 years ago)[1] is an Internet project in Japan founded by Keio University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, and The University of Tokyo. It runs a major backbone of the Japanese Internet and used to run the .jp Top Level Domain (TLD). WIDE aims to integrate academia and industry in a single group that overcomes lines between organizations as an autonomous force utilizing new technologies for a better society. This mission has guided the actions of the project for two decades, and will continue to be a cornerstone of its activities.[2]

The president is Jun Murai, a professor of Keio University SFC.

It has operated the M root nameserver since 1997.[3]

It has been a core proponent of IPv6 research (KAME project), 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]

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  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 Archived 26 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine>.
  2. ^ Esaki, Hiroshi. "WIDE:About WIDE:Foreword." WIDE PROJECT. March 2010. Web. 20 August 2010. <http://www.wide.ad.jp/about/foreword.html Archived 9 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine>.
  3. ^ "M Root DNS Server". M.root-servers.org. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  4. ^ Hiroshi Esaki; Hideki Sunahara; Jun Murai (2008). Broadband Internet Deployment in Japan. IOS Press. p. 9. ISBN 978-1-58603-862-5.
  5. ^ "About WIDE". WIDE. Retrieved 9 September 2009.
  6. ^ Ripe meetings documents Routing WG - RIPE49, retrieved 15 November 2010

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