European Registry of Internet Domain Names (EURid) is a not-for-profit organization that manages the .eu top-level internet domain under contract to the European Commission. EURid employees continuously provide online and telephone support in all official European Union (EU) languages to approximately 900 accredited registrars that offer .eu domain registration services and manage the more than 3.5 million .eu domain names.
Since managing data, such as configuration settings for name servers, logs from transactions with registrars, availability of domain names, and owners of domain names is EURid’s core business, the organization wanted a database infrastructure that was robust and flexible and could deliver both high performance and high availability. To meet its goals, EURid deployed Oracle Database with Oracle Real Application Clusters on Oracle Solaris, atop Oracle’s SPARC Enterprise M9000 server.
The Oracle solution enabled EURid to provide 900 accredited registrars around the world with uninterrupted access to domain-name registration data and customer information at all times. Finally, the highly flexible and scalable solution provided EURid with the performance and throughput needed to handle more than 20,000 daily transactions, such as domain-name registrations and customer service contacts.
Uptime Technologies helped EURid during every step of the project—from implementation through fine tuning—and is also responsible for continued maintenance of Oracle Real Application Clusters.